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The City of Scammon had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Scammon is located at latitude 37.2776 and longitude -94.825 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scammon 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scammon: Scammonville.

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


Total Population 453 (100%)
Population in Households 453 (100.0%)
Population in Families 368 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 723
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $40,033
Average Household Income $54,183
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $22,471
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $65,000
Average Home Value $90,210
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 123
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 -0.55% -0.85%
Households -0.38% -0.77%
Families -0.35% -0.66%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.56%

Scammon, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scammon 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 # 305 55th
Population Density # 370 45th
Median Household Income # 640 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 568 85th
Per Capita Income # 616 8th
Diversity Index # 406 40th

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