Lane, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Lane, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Lane had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2020. Lane ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lane is located at latitude 38.4397 and longitude -95.0822 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lane encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Lane (GNIS ID: 2395627) 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 Lane is located within Township of Pottawatomie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lane: Hortonburg, Shermansville.


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


Total Population 231 (100%)
Population in Households 231 (100.0%)
Population in Families 189 (81.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,007
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $62,325
Average Household Income $84,076
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $33,899
Wealth Index5 104


Total HU (Housing Units) 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $140,625
Average Home Value $177,128
Housing Affordability Index3 277


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 75
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 0.26% 0.0%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 2.04% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Lane, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lane 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 # 408 39th
Population Density # 243 64th
Median Household Income # 126 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 441 66th
Per Capita Income # 98 86th
Diversity Index # 644 4th

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