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Potwin, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Potwin had a population of 439 as of July 1, 2017. Potwin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Potwin is located at latitude 37.9386 and longitude -97.0183 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Potwin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Potwin (GNIS ID: 2396263) 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 Potwin is located within Township of Plum Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potwin 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 Potwin: Ayr.

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


Total Population 439
Daytime Population: Workers 94
Daytime Population: Residents 242
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 439
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,840
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $53,426
Average Household Income $73,248
Per Capita Income $28,413


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $141,606


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 132
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 -0.31% -0.05%
Households -0.39% 0.0%
Families 0.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.04%
Per Capita Income   3.59%

Potwin, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potwin 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 # 318 53rd
Population Density # 61 91st
Diversity Index # 191 72nd
Median Household Income # 242 64th
Per Capita Income # 186 72nd

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