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The Lowell CDP(1) had a population of 275 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Lowell is located at latitude 37.0487 and longitude -94.7016 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the Lowell Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Lowell Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lowell Census Designated Place is located within Township of Garden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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


Total Population 275 (100%)
Population in Households 261 (94.9%)
Population in Families 221 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 14 ( 5.1%)
Population Density 875
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $63,312
Average Household Income $92,083
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $33,048
Wealth Index5 121


Total HU (Housing Units) 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $101,923
Average Home Value $128,082
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 68
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 -0.25% -0.51%
Households -0.1% -0.65%
Families 0.4% -0.9%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.55%

Lowell, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lowell 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 # 374 45th
Population Density # 299 56th
Median Household Income # 154 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 624 93rd
Per Capita Income # 161 76th
Diversity Index # 179 74th

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