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Burr Oak, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Burr Oak had a population of 174 as of July 1, 2020. Burr Oak ranks in the lower 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 Burr Oak is located at latitude 39.8661 and longitude -98.3051 in Jewell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burr Oak encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,663 feet.

The City of Burr Oak (GNIS ID: 2393473) 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 Burr Oak is located within Township of Burr Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jewell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burr Oak: Burroak.


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


Total Population 174 (100%)
Population in Households 174 (100.0%)
Population in Families 131 (75.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 211
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $45,352
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $22,838
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (37.9%)
Median Home Value $46,591
Average Home Value $82,317
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% -0.12%
Households 0.21% -0.21%
Families 0.93% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.0%
Per Capita Income   0.22%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%


Burr Oak, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burr Oak 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 # 462 31st
Population Density # 595 12th
Median Household Income # 658 2nd
Housing Affordability Index # 610 91st
Per Capita Income # 572 15th
Diversity Index # 464 31st

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