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The City of Hill City had a population of 1,455 as of July 1, 2017. Hill City 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 Hill City is located at latitude 39.3672 and longitude -99.8461 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hill City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,185 feet.

The City of Hill City (GNIS ID: 2394380) 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 Hill City is located within Township of Hill City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Graham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hill City 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 Hill City: Hill.

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


Total Population 1,455
Daytime Population: Workers 735
Daytime Population: Residents 865
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,600
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,417
Population in Familes 1,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 1,456
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $47,983
Average Household Income $62,783
Per Capita Income $29,162


Total Housing Units 783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $74,194
Average Home Value $95,000


Total Households 665
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 399
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 -0.18% 0.03%
Households -0.08% 0.12%
Families -0.17% 0.05%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Hill City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hill City 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 # 154 77th
Population Density # 121 82nd
Diversity Index # 179 73rd
Median Household Income # 386 43rd
Per Capita Income # 157 77th

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