Dresden, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dresden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Dresden had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2016. Dresden ranks in the lower 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 Dresden is located at latitude 39.6217 and longitude -100.4189 in Decatur County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dresden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Decatur County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,733 feet.

The City of Dresden (GNIS ID: 2394562) 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 Dresden is located within Township of Dresden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Decatur County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dresden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dresden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42
Population in Households 42
Population in Familes 34
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 45
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $46,875
Average Home Value $61,667


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $59,633
Per Capita Income $28,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.0%
Households 0.82% 0.0%
Families 1.29% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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.

Dresden, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dresden to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 640 5th
Population Density1 # 657 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 436 35th
Median Household Income # 632 7th
Per Capita Income # 120 82nd

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