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Effingham, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Effingham had a population of 541 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Effingham is located at latitude 39.5224 and longitude -95.3977 in Atchison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Effingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Effingham (GNIS ID: 2394629) 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 Effingham is located within Township of Benton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atchison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Effingham 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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Effingham, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 541
Daytime Population: Workers 370
Daytime Population: Residents 316
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 541
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,018
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $52,367
Average Household Income $57,857
Per Capita Income $22,998


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $125,151


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 150
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 -0.13% -0.49%
Households -0.06% -0.37%
Families 0.86% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Effingham, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Effingham 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 # 285 58th
Population Density # 256 62nd
Diversity Index # 402 40th
Median Household Income # 270 60th
Per Capita Income # 539 20th

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