Seward, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Seward, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Seward had a population of 73 as of July 1, 2017. Seward ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Seward is located at latitude 38.1778 and longitude -98.7943 in Stafford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stafford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,909 feet.

The City of Seward (GNIS ID: 2396579) 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 Seward is located within Township of North Seward, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stafford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seward population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 73
Population in Households 73
Population in Familes 60
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 285
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $80,357


Median Household Income $55,213
Average Household Income $64,192
Per Capita Income $28,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 0.54%
Households 1.69% 0.57%
Families 5.13% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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.

Seward, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seward 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 # 597 11th
Population Density1 # 566 16th
Diversity Index2 # 328 52nd
Median Household Income # 191 72nd
Per Capita Income # 167 75th

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