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Caney, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Caney had a population of 2,084 as of July 1, 2016. Caney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Caney is located at latitude 37.0136 and longitude -95.9319 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Caney (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 778 feet.

The City of Caney (GNIS ID: 485551) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caney 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 Caney: Cana, Caneyville.

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


Total Population 2,084
Population in Households 2,039
Population in Familes 1,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,524
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 813
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 236 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $72,564
Average Home Value $106,401


Median Household Income $39,334
Average Household Income $45,691
Per Capita Income $18,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.81%
Households -1.01% -0.9%
Families -0.59% -0.96%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Caney, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caney 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 # 122 82nd
Population Density1 # 104 85th
Diversity Index2 # 99 85th
Median Household Income # 549 18th
Per Capita Income # 643 4th

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