Ness City, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ness City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Ness City had a population of 1,477 as of July 1, 2015. Ness City 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 Ness City is located at latitude 38.4539 and longitude -99.9057 in Ness County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ness City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ness County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,254 feet.

The City of Ness City (GNIS ID: 2395176) 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 Ness City is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ness County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ness City 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 Ness City: Iowa.

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


Total Population 1,477
Population in Households 1,439
Population in Familes 1,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 1,447
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 650
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 405
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 501 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $93,555
Average Home Value $158,134


Median Household Income $53,959
Average Household Income $65,798
Per Capita Income $28,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.36%
Households 0.45% 0.37%
Families 0.62% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.


Ness City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ness City 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 # 155 77th
Population Density1 # 133 80th
Diversity Index2 # 153 77th
Median Household Income # 164 76th
Per Capita Income # 84 88th

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