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The City of Glen Elder had a population of 409 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Elder is located at latitude 39.4986 and longitude -98.3087 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glen Elder encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mitchell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,437 feet.

The City of Glen Elder 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 Glen Elder is located within Township of Glen Elder, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mitchell County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Elder: West Hampton.

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Glen Elder, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 409 (100%)
Population in Households 409 (100.0%)
Population in Families 315 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 939
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $43,337
Average Household Income $63,069
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $30,394
Wealth Index5 57


Total HU (Housing Units) 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $72,656
Average Home Value $95,652
Housing Affordability Index3 346


Total Households 181
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.75% -0.54%
Households -0.57% -0.56%
Families -1.33% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%

Glen Elder, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Elder to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 327 51st
Population Density # 274 59th
Median Household Income # 599 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 551 82nd
Per Capita Income # 262 61st
Diversity Index # 402 41st

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