Detroit, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Detroit, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Detroit Census Designated Place had a population of 123 as of July 1, 2016. Detroit 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 Detroit is located at latitude 38.9359 and longitude -97.1247 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the Detroit Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Detroit Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583498) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Detroit Census Designated Place is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Detroit 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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Detroit, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 123
Population in Households 115
Population in Familes 97
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 358
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $98,611
Average Home Value $121,154


Median Household Income $52,011
Average Household Income $59,928
Per Capita Income $22,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 0.64%
Households 1.66% 0.77%
Families 1.32% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Detroit, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit 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 # 528 22nd
Population Density1 # 538 20th
Diversity Index2 # 212 69th
Median Household Income # 247 63rd
Per Capita Income # 471 30th

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