Downs, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Downs, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Downs had a population of 850 as of July 1, 2018. Downs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Downs is located at latitude 39.5031 and longitude -98.5471 in Osborne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Downs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osborne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,483 feet.

The City of Downs (GNIS ID: 2394559) 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 Downs is located within Township of Ross, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osborne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downs: Violet.

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Downs, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 850
Population in Households 817
Population in Familes 613
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,581
Average Household Income $54,332
Per Capita Income $25,681


Total Housing Units 493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $71,944
Average Home Value $86,401


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 229
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.69% -1.01%
Households -0.67% -0.97%
Families -0.52% -1.07%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Downs, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 225 67th
Population Density # 325 52nd
Diversity Index # 593 12th
Median Household Income # 645 4th
Per Capita Income # 333 51st

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