Scammon, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scammon, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Scammon had a population of 467 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Scammon is located at latitude 37.2792 and longitude -94.8236 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scammon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Scammon (GNIS ID: 485650) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scammon 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 Scammon: Scammonville.

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


Total Population 467
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 725
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,228
Average Household Income $43,430
Per Capita Income $17,566


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $64,333
Average Home Value $82,550


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 125
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 -0.44% -0.56%
Households -0.44% -0.65%
Families -0.33% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Scammon, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scammon 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 # 307 54th
Population Density # 370 45th
Diversity Index # 429 36th
Median Household Income # 598 11th
Per Capita Income # 661 2nd

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