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Severance, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Severance is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Doniphan County at latitude 39.7668 and longitude -95.2492. Doniphan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 925 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Severance 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 Severance (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Severance: Severence.

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


Total Population 91
Population in Households 91
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 650
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 49 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $76,786


Median Household Income $43,850
Average Household Income $55,728
Per Capita Income $23,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.76% -0.67%
Households -0.61% -0.53%
Families 4.19% -0.81%
Median Household Income   4.39%
Per Capita Income   3.65%
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.


Severance, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Severance 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 # 565 16th
Population Density1 # 414 38th
Diversity Index2 # 567 16th
Median Household Income # 396 41st
Per Capita Income # 362 46th

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