Douglas County KS Information


Douglas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 118,640
Population in Households 109,848
Population in Familes 73,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,792
Population Density1 260
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 46,204
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 24,584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 49,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,286 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,918 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,316 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $204,182
Average Home Value $247,351


Median Household Income $51,628
Average Household Income $70,320
Per Capita Income $28,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.18%
Households 0.94% 1.18%
Families 0.86% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.


Douglas County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Douglas County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents 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 # 5 96th
Population Density1 # 5 96th
Diversity Index2 # 27 75th
Median Household Income # 25 77th
Per Capita Income # 10 91st

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