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Thayer, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Thayer had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Thayer is located at latitude 37.4835 and longitude -95.4958 in Neosho County. 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. Neosho County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Thayer (GNIS ID: 2396047) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thayer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thayer: Prairie Du Chien.

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Thayer, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 532
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 465
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 235 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $140,988


Median Household Income $52,220
Average Household Income $55,351
Per Capita Income $20,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.07%
Households 1.41% 1.11%
Families 2.77% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 290 57th
Population Density1 # 389 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 339 50th
Median Household Income # 207 69th
Per Capita Income # 578 14th

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