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The City of Scranton had a population of 656 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Scranton is located at latitude 38.778 and longitude -95.7411 in Osage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,122 feet.

The City of Scranton (GNIS ID: 2396563) 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 Scranton is located within Township of Scranton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osage County.

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


Total Population 656
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 409
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 656
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 615
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $50,242
Average Household Income $59,241
Per Capita Income $22,273


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $65,116
Average Home Value $96,046


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 176
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 -1.09% -0.9%
Households -1.13% -0.92%
Families -0.98% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Scranton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton 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 # 260 61st
Population Density # 426 37th
Diversity Index # 455 32nd
Median Household Income # 328 51st
Per Capita Income # 569 15th

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