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Towanda, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Towanda is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Butler County at latitude 37.7981 and longitude -96.9928. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Towanda, but most people and references simply refer to it as Towanda, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Towanda indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Towanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Towanda, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,505
Population in Households 1,505
Population in Familes 1,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,415
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $138,717
Average Home Value $166,200


Median Household Income $57,204
Average Household Income $69,399
Per Capita Income $24,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 0.67%
Households 0.97% 0.69%
Families 1.11% 0.62%
Median Household Income   4.79%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Towanda, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towanda to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 152 77th
Population Density1 # 135 80th
Diversity Index2 # 309 54th
Median Household Income # 86 87th
Per Capita Income # 224 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.