Dexter, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Dexter had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2017. Dexter ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Dexter is located at latitude 37.1796 and longitude -96.716 in Cowley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cowley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2394531) 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 Dexter is located within Township of Dexter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cowley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 307
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 294
Population in Familes 252
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,111
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $46,426
Average Household Income $58,956
Per Capita Income $23,086


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 90 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $91,379
Average Home Value $115,833


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 88
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 1.79% 0.52%
Households 2.05% 0.51%
Families 2.61% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Dexter, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 364 46th
Population Density # 218 68th
Diversity Index # 551 18th
Median Household Income # 415 38th
Per Capita Income # 533 21st

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