Baldwin City, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Baldwin City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Baldwin City had a population of 4,829 as of July 1, 2017. Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City is located at latitude 38.7775 and longitude -95.1875 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baldwin City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The City of Baldwin City (GNIS ID: 2394055) 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 Baldwin City is located within Township of Palmyra, a minor civil division (MCD) of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baldwin City 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 Baldwin City: Baldwin, Palmyra.

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


Total Population 4,829
Population in Households 4,126
Population in Familes 3,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 703
Population Density1 1,816
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,621
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,169 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $186,154
Average Home Value $231,785


Median Household Income $67,240
Average Household Income $83,564
Per Capita Income $31,465
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.98%
Households 1.07% 1.15%
Families 1.51% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Baldwin City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baldwin City 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 # 64 91st
Population Density1 # 66 90th
Diversity Index2 # 271 60th
Median Household Income # 46 93rd
Per Capita Income # 92 87th

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