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Downs, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Downs had a population of 862 as of July 1, 2017. Downs ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Downs is located at latitude 39.5031 and longitude -98.5471 in Osborne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Downs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osborne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Downs (GNIS ID: 2394559) 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 Downs is located within Township of Ross, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osborne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downs: Violet.

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Downs, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 862
Daytime Population: Workers 342
Daytime Population: Residents 411
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 753
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 829
Population in Familes 620
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 860
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,025
Average Household Income $59,058
Per Capita Income $28,165


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $68,531
Average Home Value $77,031


Total Households 411
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -1.07%
Households -0.43% -0.94%
Families -0.17% -1.13%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

Downs, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 225 67th
Population Density # 322 52nd
Diversity Index # 607 10th
Median Household Income # 641 5th
Per Capita Income # 201 70th

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