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Council Grove, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Council Grove had a population of 2,218 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Council Grove is located at latitude 38.6632 and longitude -96.4918 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Council Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Council Grove (GNIS ID: 485560) 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 Council 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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Council Grove, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,218
Population in Households 2,163
Population in Familes 1,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density1 1,113
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 994
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 675 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 320 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $81,356
Average Home Value $112,389


Median Household Income $38,554
Average Household Income $49,670
Per Capita Income $22,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% -0.01%
Households 0.05% -0.14%
Families 0.8% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Council Grove, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Council 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 # 116 83rd
Population Density1 # 218 68th
Diversity Index2 # 204 70th
Median Household Income # 563 16th
Per Capita Income # 516 23rd

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