Detroit, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Detroit, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Detroit Census Designated Place had a population of 127 as of July 1, 2017. Detroit ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Detroit is located at latitude 38.9359 and longitude -97.1247 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the Detroit Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The Detroit Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583498) 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 Detroit Census Designated Place is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Detroit 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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Detroit, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 127
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 64
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 120
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 370
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $56,014
Average Household Income $64,851
Per Capita Income $24,388


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $120,000


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 39
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 1.5% 0.62%
Households 1.71% 0.76%
Families 1.5% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Detroit, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit 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 # 519 23rd
Population Density # 532 21st
Diversity Index # 232 66th
Median Household Income # 172 75th
Per Capita Income # 446 34th

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