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The City of Council Grove had a population of 2,143 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Council Grove is located at latitude 38.6632 and longitude -96.4918 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Council Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Council Grove (GNIS ID: 485560) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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


Total Population 2,143
Daytime Population: Workers 1,249
Daytime Population: Residents 1,112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 2,088
Population in Familes 1,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density2 1,075
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $39,677
Average Household Income $51,348
Per Capita Income $23,233


Total Housing Units 1,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 667 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $80,695
Average Home Value $115,428


Total Households 973
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 577
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 -0.25% -0.56%
Households -0.25% -0.58%
Families 0.29% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Council Grove, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Council Grove 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 # 117 83rd
Population Density # 235 65th
Diversity Index # 192 72nd
Median Household Income # 578 14th
Per Capita Income # 522 22nd

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