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Prescott, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Prescott is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Linn County at latitude 38.0631 and longitude -94.6925. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Prescott 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 Prescott (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prescott: Coal Centre.

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


Total Population 280
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,086
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $95,370
Average Home Value $162,921


Median Household Income $41,630
Average Household Income $47,312
Per Capita Income $19,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.39% 1.05%
Households 1.48% 1.18%
Families 5.39% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


Prescott, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott 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 # 374 44th
Population Density1 # 232 66th
Diversity Index2 # 285 58th
Median Household Income # 472 30th
Per Capita Income # 598 11th

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