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Cawker City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cawker City had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cawker City is located at latitude 39.5096 and longitude -98.4331 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cawker City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The City of Cawker City (GNIS ID: 2393772) 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 Cawker City is located within Township of Cawker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cawker City 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 Cawker City: Cawker.

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


Total Population 484
Daytime Population: Workers 111
Daytime Population: Residents 257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 368
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 484
Population in Familes 374
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 486
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $43,050
Average Household Income $58,370
Per Capita Income $27,821


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $48,232
Average Home Value $81,021


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 156
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 0.44% 0.21%
Households 0.5% 0.24%
Families 2.33% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Cawker City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cawker City 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 # 304 55th
Population Density # 484 28th
Diversity Index # 426 37th
Median Household Income # 499 26th
Per Capita Income # 224 67th

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