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Moline, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Moline had a population of 392 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Moline is located at latitude 37.3603 and longitude -96.3039 in Elk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moline encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Moline (GNIS ID: 2395366) 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 Moline is located within Township of Wildcat, a minor civil division (MCD) of Elk County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moline: Boston.


Moline, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 392 (100%)
Population in Households 392 (100.0%)
Population in Families 293 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,170
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $35,605
Average Household Income $45,083
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $20,932
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $54,375
Average Home Value $101,325
Housing Affordability Index3 331


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.94% -0.2%
Households 0.94% -0.22%
Families 1.87% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%


Moline, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moline to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 337 50th
Population Density # 184 73rd
Median Household Income # 655 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 559 83rd
Per Capita Income # 628 7th
Diversity Index # 308 54th

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