Sylvan Grove, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvan Grove, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvan Grove had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2016. Sylvan Grove ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sylvan Grove is located at latitude 39.0122 and longitude -98.3945 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvan Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The City of Sylvan Grove (GNIS ID: 2396019) 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 Sylvan Grove is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

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

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


Total Population 291
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 788
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $78,889
Average Home Value $116,164


Median Household Income $44,119
Average Household Income $51,004
Per Capita Income $23,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.34%
Households 0.68% 0.28%
Families 2.23% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Sylvan Grove, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvan Grove 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 # 368 45th
Population Density1 # 349 48th
Diversity Index2 # 629 6th
Median Household Income # 420 38th
Per Capita Income # 459 32nd

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