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Thayer, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Thayer is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Neosho County at latitude 37.4835 and longitude -95.4958. Neosho County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Thayer 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 Thayer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thayer: Prairie Du Chien.

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


Total Population 532
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 706
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $111,000
Average Home Value $142,982


Median Household Income $50,660
Average Household Income $54,094
Per Capita Income $19,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 0.74%
Households 1.74% 0.74%
Families 3.44% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.


Thayer, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thayer 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 # 293 57th
Population Density1 # 387 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 320 52nd
Median Household Income # 261 61st
Per Capita Income # 583 13th

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