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Eureka, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Eureka is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Greenwood County at latitude 37.8261 and longitude -96.2888. Greenwood County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Eureka 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 Eureka (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,549
Population in Households 2,465
Population in Familes 1,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 1,120
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,137
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 645
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 739 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 398 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $74,629
Average Home Value $93,919


Median Household Income $33,872
Average Household Income $41,565
Per Capita Income $18,632
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.76% -0.77%
Households -0.69% -0.7%
Families -0.65% -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.


Eureka, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eureka 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 # 102 85th
Population Density1 # 221 67th
Diversity Index2 # 199 70th
Median Household Income # 645 4th
Per Capita Income # 620 8th

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