Towanda, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Towanda, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Towanda had a population of 1,598 as of July 1, 2018. Towanda 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 Towanda is located at latitude 37.7981 and longitude -96.9928 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Towanda (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Towanda (GNIS ID: 2397041) 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 Towanda is located within Township of Towanda, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

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Towanda, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,598
Population in Households 1,598
Population in Familes 1,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,504
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $53,465
Average Household Income $65,326
Per Capita Income $23,379


Total Housing Units 639 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 448 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $88,542
Average Home Value $117,841


Total Households 579
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 438
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.19% 1.16%
Households 1.22% 1.15%
Families 1.2% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Towanda, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towanda to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 149 78th
Population Density # 107 84th
Diversity Index # 317 53rd
Median Household Income # 228 66th
Per Capita Income # 480 29th

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