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Holton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Holton had a population of 3,383 as of July 1, 2017. Holton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Holton is located at latitude 39.4699 and longitude -95.7326 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Holton (GNIS ID: 485594) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,383
Daytime Population: Workers 2,210
Daytime Population: Residents 1,667
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,877
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 3,294
Population in Familes 2,580
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 1,252
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $46,804
Average Household Income $62,096
Per Capita Income $26,568


Total Housing Units 1,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 910 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 549 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $108,026
Average Home Value $135,616


Total Households 1,460
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 883
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 0.22% -0.17%
Households 0.17% -0.22%
Families 0.82% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Holton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holton 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 # 85 87th
Population Density # 168 75th
Diversity Index # 114 83rd
Median Household Income # 408 39th
Per Capita Income # 298 56th

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