Elk County KS Information


Elk County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 2,777
Daytime Population: Workers 787
Daytime Population: Residents 1,759
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,546
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,737
Population in Familes 2,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $36,624
Average Household Income $48,690
Per Capita Income $21,607


Total Housing Units 1,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 958 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $57,934
Average Home Value $111,508


Total Households 1,223
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 777
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 -0.51% -1.2%
Households -0.67% -1.31%
Families -0.81% -1.38%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


Elk County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents 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 # 89 16th
Population Density # 82 24th
Diversity Index # 65 40th
Median Household Income # 104 2nd
Per Capita Income # 102 4th

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