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Goodland, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Goodland had a population of 4,404 as of July 1, 2017. Goodland ranks in the upper 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 Goodland is located at latitude 39.3485 and longitude -101.7138 in Sherman County. 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. Sherman County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,681 feet.

The City of Goodland (GNIS ID: 485583) 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 Goodland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goodland: Gandy, Sherman Center.

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Goodland, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,404
Daytime Population: Workers 2,347
Daytime Population: Residents 2,329
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,676
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 4,303
Population in Familes 3,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $49,855
Average Household Income $60,606
Per Capita Income $26,942


Total Housing Units 2,387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,258 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 698 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $78,493
Average Home Value $105,246


Total Households 1,956
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,151
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.42%
Households -0.15% -0.4%
Families -0.06% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2017 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 Density # 270 60th
Diversity Index # 98 86th
Median Household Income # 352 48th
Per Capita Income # 278 59th

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