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Wilson, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wilson had a population of 737 as of July 1, 2017. Wilson ranks in the upper 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 Wilson is located at latitude 38.8253 and longitude -98.4749 in Ellsworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ellsworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,686 feet.

The City of Wilson (GNIS ID: 2397332) 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 Wilson is located within Township of Wilson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ellsworth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wilson 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 Wilson: Attica, Bosland.

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


Total Population 737
Daytime Population: Workers 248
Daytime Population: Residents 419
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 667
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 695
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density2 1,235
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $53,782
Average Household Income $65,051
Per Capita Income $27,875


Total Housing Units 405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $84,836
Average Home Value $154,644


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 202
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 -0.8% -1.0%
Households -0.77% -0.98%
Families -0.07% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Wilson, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilson 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 # 245 64th
Population Density # 172 75th
Diversity Index # 361 46th
Median Household Income # 232 66th
Per Capita Income # 220 67th

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