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Glen Elder, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Glen Elder had a population of 459 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Glen Elder is located at latitude 39.5002 and longitude -98.3064 in Mitchell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Glen Elder (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2394910) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Glen Elder 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 Glen Elder: West Hampton.

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


Total Population 459
Daytime Population: Workers 147
Daytime Population: Residents 276
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 423
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,048
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $43,083
Average Household Income $58,935
Per Capita Income $27,834


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $47,468
Average Home Value $73,500


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 123
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 0.43% 0.22%
Households 0.49% 0.2%
Families -0.65% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Glen Elder, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Elder 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 # 310 54th
Population Density # 247 63rd
Diversity Index # 446 34th
Median Household Income # 498 26th
Per Capita Income # 222 67th

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