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Sawyer, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Sawyer had a population of 112 as of July 1, 2020. Sawyer ranks in the upper 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 Sawyer is located at latitude 37.4972 and longitude -98.6823 in Pratt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sawyer encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pratt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,916 feet.

The City of Sawyer (GNIS ID: 2396547) 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 Sawyer is located within Township 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pratt County.


Sawyer, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 112 (100%)
Population in Households 112 (100.0%)
Population in Families 95 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 622
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $56,768
Average Household Income $77,092
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $28,740
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (28.8%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $154,054
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.83% -0.72%
Households -0.79% -0.87%
Families 1.62% -1.24%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.55%


Sawyer, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sawyer to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 531 21st
Population Density # 417 38th
Median Household Income # 214 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 85 13th
Per Capita Income # 251 63rd
Diversity Index # 164 76th

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