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Herington, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Herington had a population of 2,397 as of July 1, 2017. Herington ranks in the upper 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 Herington is located at latitude 38.7041 and longitude -96.8018 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Herington (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The City of Herington (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Herington 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 Herington: Herrington.

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


Total Population 2,397
Daytime Population: Workers 990
Daytime Population: Residents 1,448
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,438
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,345
Population in Familes 1,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 474
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $41,528
Average Household Income $54,022
Per Capita Income $23,454


Total Housing Units 1,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 674 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $79,682
Average Home Value $95,222


Total Households 1,026
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 626
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 -0.72% -0.58%
Households -0.73% -0.61%
Families -0.85% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Herington, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herington 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 # 106 84th
Population Density # 491 27th
Diversity Index # 140 79th
Median Household Income # 538 20th
Per Capita Income # 503 25th

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