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Claflin, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Claflin had a population of 654 as of July 1, 2017. Claflin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Claflin is located at latitude 38.5244 and longitude -98.537 in Barton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Claflin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,811 feet.

The City of Claflin (GNIS ID: 2393529) 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 Claflin is located within Township of Independent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Claflin 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 Claflin: Giles City.

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


Total Population 654
Daytime Population: Workers 186
Daytime Population: Residents 331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,975
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $57,503
Average Household Income $69,030
Per Capita Income $28,487


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $71,154
Average Home Value $102,273


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 185
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 0.19% -0.12%
Households 0.26% -0.15%
Families 0.77% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Claflin, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Claflin 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 # 261 61st
Population Density # 44 94th
Diversity Index # 535 21st
Median Household Income # 133 80th
Per Capita Income # 180 73rd

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