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Goodland, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Goodland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sherman County at latitude 39.3485 and longitude -101.7138. Sherman County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,681 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Goodland 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 Goodland (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goodland: Gandy, Sherman Center.

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


Total Population 4,395
Population in Households 4,293
Population in Familes 3,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density1 1,007
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,972
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,233 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 739 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 433 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $94,114
Average Home Value $129,298


Median Household Income $40,081
Average Household Income $51,578
Per Capita Income $23,048
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.5% -0.15%
Households -0.15% 0.01%
Families 0.0% -0.1%
Median Household Income   4.49%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


Goodland, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goodland 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 # 70 90th
Population Density1 # 266 61st
Diversity Index2 # 97 86th
Median Household Income # 516 23rd
Per Capita Income # 368 45th

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