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The City of Prescott had a population of 273 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 38.0631 and longitude -94.6925 in Linn County. 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. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2396271) 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 Prescott is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prescott 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 Prescott: Coal Centre.

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


Total Population 273
Population in Households 261
Population in Familes 213
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,059
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $92,000
Average Home Value $159,012


Median Household Income $37,495
Average Household Income $55,231
Per Capita Income $23,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.51%
Households 0.72% 0.52%
Families 3.22% 0.51%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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, 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 # 386 43rd
Population Density1 # 243 64th
Diversity Index2 # 233 65th
Median Household Income # 592 12th
Per Capita Income # 458 32nd

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