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Kanopolis, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kanopolis had a population of 501 as of July 1, 2017. Kanopolis 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 Kanopolis is located at latitude 38.7081 and longitude -98.158 in Ellsworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kanopolis (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ellsworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,581 feet.

The City of Kanopolis (GNIS ID: 2395490) 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 Kanopolis is located within Township of Ellsworth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ellsworth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kanopolis 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 Kanopolis: Fort Ellsworth, Fort Harker, Kanapolis.

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


Total Population 501
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 319
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 501
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 418
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $53,773
Average Household Income $62,221
Per Capita Income $28,788


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $80,172
Average Home Value $113,101


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.25% -0.32%
Households 0.35% -0.25%
Families 1.48% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Kanopolis, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kanopolis 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 # 297 56th
Population Density # 515 23rd
Diversity Index # 264 61st
Median Household Income # 233 65th
Per Capita Income # 170 75th

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