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The City of Goessel had a population of 529 as of July 1, 2017. Goessel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Goessel is located at latitude 38.2469 and longitude -97.3458 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goessel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,532 feet.

The City of Goessel (GNIS ID: 2394920) 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 Goessel is located within Township of West Branch, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

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


Total Population 529
Daytime Population: Workers 416
Daytime Population: Residents 257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 445
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,507
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $59,751
Average Household Income $71,115
Per Capita Income $27,611


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $134,804
Average Home Value $178,035


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 153
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 -0.26% -0.5%
Households -0.41% -0.61%
Families 1.23% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Goessel, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goessel 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 # 294 56th
Population Density # 108 84th
Diversity Index # 589 12th
Median Household Income # 100 85th
Per Capita Income # 237 65th

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