Jefferson County KS Information


Jefferson County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents 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 # 30 72nd
Population Density1 # 21 81st
Diversity Index2 # 86 20th
Median Household Income # 8 93rd
Per Capita Income # 21 81st

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


Total Population 19,151
Population in Households 18,916
Population in Familes 16,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 235
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 7,420
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,460
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,107 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,313 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 837 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $129,677
Average Home Value $173,985


Median Household Income $54,822
Average Household Income $66,329
Per Capita Income $25,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% -0.02%
Households 0.17% 0.09%
Families 0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

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