Goessel, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Goessel had a population of 527 as of July 1, 2016. Goessel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Goessel is located at latitude 38.2469 and longitude -97.3458 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goessel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,532 feet.

The City of Goessel (GNIS ID: 2394920) 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 Goessel is located within Township of West Branch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Goessel 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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Goessel, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 527
Population in Households 502
Population in Familes 444
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,501
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $134,783
Average Home Value $170,294


Median Household Income $57,276
Average Household Income $65,952
Per Capita Income $25,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.27%
Households -0.63% -0.51%
Families 1.43% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Goessel, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goessel 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 # 295 56th
Population Density1 # 112 84th
Diversity Index2 # 565 16th
Median Household Income # 110 84th
Per Capita Income # 302 55th

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