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Longton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Longton had a population of 347 as of July 1, 2019. Longton 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 Longton is located at latitude 37.3778 and longitude -96.0808 in Elk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Longton encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Elk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Longton (GNIS ID: 2395760) 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 Longton is located within Township of Longton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Longton: Elk Rapids.

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Longton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Longton, KS Housing Affordability Index is 305
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Longton, KS Wealth Index is 31
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 347 (100%)
Population in Households 347 (100.0%)
Population in Families 286 (82.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 295
Diversity Index2 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,050
Average Household Income $39,541
Per Capita Income $16,623
Wealth Index4 31

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $48,770
Housing Affordability Index3 305
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 99
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.03% -0.58%
Households -0.07% -0.55%
Families 0.22% -0.82%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

Longton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 352 48th
Population Density # 562 16th
Diversity Index # 317 52nd
Median Household Income # 669 0th
Per Capita Income # 665 1st

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