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The City of Thayer had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Thayer is located at latitude 37.4835 and longitude -95.4958 in Neosho County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thayer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Neosho County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Thayer (GNIS ID: 2396047) 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 Thayer is located within Township of Chetopa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Neosho County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thayer 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 Thayer: Prairie Du Chien.

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


Total Population 535
Daytime Population: Workers 112
Daytime Population: Residents 308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 535
Population in Familes 466
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 710
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $54,018
Average Household Income $60,616
Per Capita Income $22,014


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $80,385
Average Home Value $102,601


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 156
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 1.02% 0.37%
Households 1.02% 0.37%
Families 1.91% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Thayer, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thayer 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 # 290 57th
Population Density # 381 43rd
Diversity Index # 347 48th
Median Household Income # 226 66th
Per Capita Income # 576 14th

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