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The City of Bushton had a population of 276 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bushton is located at latitude 38.5122 and longitude -98.3959 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bushton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,772 feet.

The City of Bushton (GNIS ID: 2393480) 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 Bushton is located within Township of Farmer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rice County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bushton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bushton: Sorghum.

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Bushton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 276
Population in Households 276
Population in Familes 226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,185
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $42,672
Average Home Value $63,636


Median Household Income $46,711
Average Household Income $54,356
Per Capita Income $24,015
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.15%
Households -0.14% -0.17%
Families -0.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

Bushton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bushton 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 # 381 43rd
Population Density1 # 194 71st
Diversity Index2 # 202 70th
Median Household Income # 361 46th
Per Capita Income # 390 42nd

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