Jefferson County KS Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 19,223
Population in Households 18,988
Population in Familes 16,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 235
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 7,467
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 5,503
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,128 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,339 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 861 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $135,773
Average Home Value $179,749


Median Household Income $56,758
Average Household Income $68,652
Per Capita Income $26,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.23%
Households 0.26% 0.33%
Families 0.22% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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.


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, 2015 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 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 87 18th
Median Household Income # 8 93rd
Per Capita Income # 17 85th

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