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Kinsley, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kinsley had a population of 1,382 as of July 1, 2017. Kinsley 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 Kinsley is located at latitude 37.9224 and longitude -99.4114 in Edwards County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kinsley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edwards County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,169 feet.

The City of Kinsley (GNIS ID: 485603) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kinsley 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 Kinsley: Peters, Petersburg.

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


Total Population 1,382
Daytime Population: Workers 720
Daytime Population: Residents 711
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 1,350
Population in Familes 1,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 1,073
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $36,778
Average Household Income $50,858
Per Capita Income $22,988


Total Housing Units 813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 448 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $68,524
Average Home Value $80,512


Total Households 618
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 360
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 -0.73% -0.69%
Households -0.78% -0.79%
Families -0.89% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Kinsley, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kinsley 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 # 162 76th
Population Density # 237 65th
Diversity Index # 74 89th
Median Household Income # 629 6th
Per Capita Income # 540 20th

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