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The City of Horton had a population of 1,612 as of July 1, 2021. Horton 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 Horton is located at latitude 39.6606 and longitude -95.5264 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horton encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The City of Horton 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.

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Horton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,612 (100%)
Population in Households 1,580 (98.0%)
Population in Families 1,232 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 32 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 966
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $40,868
Average Household Income $55,909
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $22,949
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $71,745
Average Home Value $89,355
Housing Affordability Index3 317


Total Households 659
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.86% -0.88%
Households -0.93% -0.86%
Families -0.88% -1.0%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.57%

Horton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horton to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 146 78th
Population Density # 262 61st
Median Household Income # 634 6th
Housing Affordability Index # 492 73rd
Per Capita Income # 603 10th
Diversity Index # 85 88th

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