Sylvan Grove, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sylvan Grove, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Sylvan Grove had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2017. Sylvan Grove ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Sylvan Grove is located at latitude 39.0122 and longitude -98.3945 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sylvan Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The City of Sylvan Grove (GNIS ID: 2396019) 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 Sylvan Grove is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sylvan Grove 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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Sylvan Grove, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 291
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 144
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 246
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 788
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $45,091
Average Household Income $54,128
Per Capita Income $24,302


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $80,357
Average Home Value $118,376


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.58% 0.07%
Households 0.49% 0.0%
Families 1.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Sylvan Grove, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sylvan Grove 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 # 370 45th
Population Density # 347 48th
Diversity Index # 627 6th
Median Household Income # 447 34th
Per Capita Income # 454 33rd

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