Gorham, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gorham, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gorham had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2016. Gorham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gorham is located at latitude 38.8807 and longitude -99.0236 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gorham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,913 feet.

The City of Gorham (GNIS ID: 2394934) 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 Gorham is located within Township of Big Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Russell County.

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

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


Total Population 338
Population in Households 338
Population in Familes 289
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,405
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $89,773
Average Home Value $114,463


Median Household Income $44,314
Average Household Income $81,551
Per Capita Income $35,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.24%
Households 0.32% 0.26%
Families 1.87% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Gorham, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gorham 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 # 353 48th
Population Density1 # 134 80th
Diversity Index2 # 640 5th
Median Household Income # 416 38th
Per Capita Income # 28 96th

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