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Whitewater, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewater had a population of 763 as of July 1, 2017. Whitewater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitewater is located at latitude 37.9634 and longitude -97.1462 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitewater (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,368 feet.

The City of Whitewater (GNIS ID: 2397303) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Whitewater is located within Township of Milton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitewater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitewater: Ovo, White Water.

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Whitewater, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 763
Daytime Population: Workers 242
Daytime Population: Residents 435
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 677
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 727
Population in Familes 639
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 1,922
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $62,008
Average Household Income $79,669
Per Capita Income $28,790


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $116,489
Average Home Value $133,525


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.88%
Households 0.85% 0.94%
Families 1.06% 0.96%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Whitewater, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewater to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 239 65th
Population Density # 51 93rd
Diversity Index # 310 54th
Median Household Income # 76 89th
Per Capita Income # 169 75th

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