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Hesston, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Hesston had a population of 3,785 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Hesston is located at latitude 38.1383 and longitude -97.4314 in Harvey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hesston encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harvey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Hesston (GNIS ID: 2394366) 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 Hesston is located within Township of Emma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harvey County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hesston: Elivon.


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


Total Population 3,785 (100%)
Population in Households 3,420 (90.4%)
Population in Families 2,960 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 365 ( 9.6%)
Population Density 1,048
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $63,504
Average Household Income $71,519
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $26,337
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,002 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 383 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $158,289
Average Home Value $196,229
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 1,385
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,008
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 0.21% -0.07%
Households 0.29% -0.03%
Families 0.37% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.1%


Hesston, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hesston 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 # 77 89th
Population Density # 232 66th
Median Household Income # 115 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 319 47th
Per Capita Income # 402 40th
Diversity Index # 200 70th

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