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The City of Prescott had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Prescott is located at latitude 38.0631 and longitude -94.6925 in Linn County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prescott (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Linn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Prescott (GNIS ID: 2396271) 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 Prescott is located within Township of Sheridan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Linn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prescott 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 Prescott: Coal Centre.

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


Total Population 279
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 266
Population in Familes 217
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 1,082
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $37,495
Average Household Income $55,889
Per Capita Income $22,864


Total Housing Units 134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $98,077
Average Home Value $179,444


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 78
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 0.77% 0.85%
Households 0.74% 0.85%
Families 2.77% 1.01%
Median Household Income   5.24%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

Prescott, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prescott 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 # 375 44th
Population Density # 230 66th
Diversity Index # 230 66th
Median Household Income # 612 9th
Per Capita Income # 546 19th

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