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Burden, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Burden had a population of 530 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Burden is located at latitude 37.3156 and longitude -96.7554 in Cowley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cowley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,381 feet.

The City of Burden (GNIS ID: 2393466) 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 Burden is located within Township of Silver Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cowley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burden 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 Burden: Burdenfield.

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


Total Population 530
Daytime Population: Workers 181
Daytime Population: Residents 314
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 495
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 530
Population in Familes 458
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,031
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $45,401
Average Household Income $56,543
Per Capita Income $23,011


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $58,594
Average Home Value $122,059


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 144
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 -0.13% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.1%
Families -0.1% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Burden, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burden 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 # 293 56th
Population Density # 253 62nd
Diversity Index # 304 55th
Median Household Income # 434 35th
Per Capita Income # 538 20th

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