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The City of Whitewater had a population of 607 as of July 1, 2021. Whitewater 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 Whitewater is located at latitude 37.9647 and longitude -97.1475 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitewater encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,368 feet.

The City of Whitewater 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 Whitewater is located within Township of Milton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butler County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitewater: Ovo, White Water.

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


Total Population 607 (100%)
Population in Households 576 (94.9%)
Population in Families 504 (83.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 31 ( 5.1%)
Population Density 1,478
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $61,924
Average Household Income $93,780
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $33,261
Wealth Index5 129


Total HU (Housing Units) 231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $214,103
Average Home Value $218,269
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 218
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 164
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 0.01% 0.13%
Households 0.16% 0.27%
Families 0.22% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
Owner Occupied HU   0.33%

Whitewater, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewater 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 # 265 61st
Population Density # 106 84th
Median Household Income # 182 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 211 31st
Per Capita Income # 156 77th
Diversity Index # 280 58th

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