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Scott City, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Scott City had a population of 3,987 as of July 1, 2016. Scott 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 Scott City is located at latitude 38.4781 and longitude -100.9021 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scott City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,979 feet.

The City of Scott City (GNIS ID: 2396558) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scott City 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 Scott City: Scott.

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


Total Population 3,987
Population in Households 3,884
Population in Familes 3,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 1,501
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,663
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,082
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,178 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 485 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 105 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $119,295
Average Home Value $166,744


Median Household Income $51,182
Average Household Income $72,313
Per Capita Income $30,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.84%
Households 0.79% 0.91%
Families 0.81% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Scott City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scott City 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 # 78 89th
Population Density1 # 111 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 51 93rd
Median Household Income # 268 60th
Per Capita Income # 92 86th

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