Ellis County KS Information


Ellis County Subdivisions

Ellis County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 28,784 (100%)
Population in Households 26,967 (93.7%)
Population in Families 19,251 (66.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,817 ( 6.3%)
Population Density 32
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $57,028
Average Household Income $77,896
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $32,286
Wealth Index5 61
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (52.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,545 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,287 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,441 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $204,132
Average Home Value $240,543
Housing Affordability Index3 106


Total Households 11,832
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 6,531
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.16% -0.13%
Households -0.05% -0.03%
Families   -0.04%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%


Ellis County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellis County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 21 81st
Population Density # 22 79th
Median Household Income # 56 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 4 4th
Per Capita Income # 62 42nd
Diversity Index # 49 54th

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