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The City of Dighton had a population of 992 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dighton is located at latitude 38.4811 and longitude -100.4664 in Lane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,766 feet.

The City of Dighton (GNIS ID: 2394534) 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 Dighton is located within Township of Dighton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dighton 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 Dighton: Watson.

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


Total Population 992
Daytime Population: Workers 510
Daytime Population: Residents 541
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,051
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 989
Population in Familes 767
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,134
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $50,442
Average Household Income $63,877
Per Capita Income $30,470


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $70,313
Average Home Value $113,426


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 286
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 -0.62% -0.84%
Households -0.55% -0.75%
Families 0.19% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Dighton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dighton 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 # 205 70th
Population Density # 209 69th
Diversity Index # 287 58th
Median Household Income # 324 52nd
Per Capita Income # 111 84th

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