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The City of Sabetha had a population of 2,545 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sabetha is located at latitude 39.9103 and longitude -95.7928 in Nemaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sabetha (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nemaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,319 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sabetha are located in Nemaha County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brown County.

The City of Sabetha (GNIS ID: 485648) 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 Sabetha 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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Sabetha, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,545
Daytime Population: Workers 2,383
Daytime Population: Residents 1,227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,610
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 2,460
Population in Familes 2,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 737
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,727
Average Household Income $62,662
Per Capita Income $25,823


Total Housing Units 1,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $112,214
Average Home Value $151,163


Total Households 1,088
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 692
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 -0.14% 0.06%
Households -0.03% 0.16%
Families 0.97% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Sabetha, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sabetha 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 # 101 85th
Population Density # 366 46th
Diversity Index # 406 40th
Median Household Income # 313 54th
Per Capita Income # 343 49th

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