Cottonwood Falls, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottonwood Falls, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Cottonwood Falls had a population of 878 as of July 1, 2017. Cottonwood Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cottonwood Falls is located at latitude 38.3682 and longitude -96.5428 in Chase County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chase County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Cottonwood Falls (GNIS ID: 2393648) 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 Cottonwood Falls is located within Township of Falls, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chase County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottonwood Falls 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 Cottonwood Falls: Cotton Wood Falls.

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


Total Population 878
Daytime Population: Workers 496
Daytime Population: Residents 386
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 882
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 737
Population in Familes 581
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 1,386
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $37,131
Average Household Income $49,590
Per Capita Income $20,540


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 242 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $74,815
Average Home Value $78,926


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 197
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 -0.39% -0.67%
Households -0.49% -0.74%
Families -0.55% -0.83%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Cottonwood Falls, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood Falls 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 # 222 67th
Population Density # 136 80th
Diversity Index # 139 79th
Median Household Income # 619 8th
Per Capita Income # 619 8th

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