Muscotah, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Muscotah, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Muscotah had a population of 171 as of July 1, 2017. Muscotah ranks in the lower 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 Muscotah is located at latitude 39.5535 and longitude -95.5203 in Atchison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Muscotah (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Atchison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Muscotah (GNIS ID: 2395144) 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 Muscotah is located within Township of Grasshopper, a minor civil division (MCD) of Atchison County.

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


Total Population 171
Daytime Population: Workers 24
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 115
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 171
Population in Familes 142
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 508
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,474
Average Household Income $63,704
Per Capita Income $25,108


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $98,529
Average Home Value $131,364


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 47
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 -0.4% -0.71%
Households -0.4% -0.6%
Families 0.3% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Muscotah, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muscotah 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 # 465 31st
Population Density # 472 30th
Diversity Index # 528 22nd
Median Household Income # 322 52nd
Per Capita Income # 402 40th

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