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Hesston, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Hesston had a population of 3,900 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hesston is located at latitude 38.1403 and longitude -97.4265 in Harvey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hesston (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harvey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Hesston (GNIS ID: 2394366) 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 Hesston is located within Township of Emma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harvey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hesston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hesston: Elivon.

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


Total Population 3,900
Population in Households 3,535
Population in Familes 3,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 365
Population Density1 1,082
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,410
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,000 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 410 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $128,836
Average Home Value $159,484


Median Household Income $56,751
Average Household Income $68,662
Per Capita Income $26,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.5%
Households 0.77% 0.49%
Families 1.04% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Hesston, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hesston 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 # 80 88th
Population Density1 # 232 66th
Diversity Index2 # 193 71st
Median Household Income # 119 82nd
Per Capita Income # 204 70th

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