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Little River, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Little River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rice County at latitude 38.3984 and longitude -98.0147. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,608 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Little River 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 Little River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Little River: Fair Point.

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


Total Population 548
Population in Households 527
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,244
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $93,878
Average Home Value $157,630


Median Household Income $40,440
Average Household Income $49,453
Per Capita Income $18,546
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.38% -0.33%
Households -0.34% -0.4%
Families 1.02% -0.43%
Median Household Income   4.62%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


Little River, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little River 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 # 286 58th
Population Density1 # 180 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 617 8th
Median Household Income # 507 25th
Per Capita Income # 622 7th

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