Hiawatha, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hiawatha, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Hiawatha had a population of 3,144 as of July 1, 2017. Hiawatha 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 Hiawatha is located at latitude 39.8515 and longitude -95.538 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hiawatha (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,135 feet.

The City of Hiawatha (GNIS ID: 485591) 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 Hiawatha 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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Hiawatha, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,144
Daytime Population: Workers 2,202
Daytime Population: Residents 1,590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,792
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 3,111
Population in Familes 2,405
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,216
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $43,099
Average Household Income $57,516
Per Capita Income $25,197


Total Housing Units 1,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 875 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 486 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $94,712
Average Home Value $119,193


Total Households 1,361
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 839
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 -0.12% -0.37%
Households -0.08% -0.34%
Families -0.07% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Hiawatha, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hiawatha 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 # 89 87th
Population Density # 180 73rd
Diversity Index # 142 79th
Median Household Income # 497 26th
Per Capita Income # 393 42nd

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