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The City of South Hutchinson had a population of 2,382 as of July 1, 2021. South Hutchinson 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 South Hutchinson is located at latitude 38.0281 and longitude -97.9403 in Reno County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Hutchinson encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Reno County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The City of South Hutchinson 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 South Hutchinson is located within Township of Reno, a minor civil division (MCD) of Reno County.

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South Hutchinson, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,382 (100%)
Population in Households 2,247 (94.3%)
Population in Families 1,642 (68.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 135 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 838
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $37,484
Average Household Income $51,832
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $23,336
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 646 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $107,104
Average Home Value $128,251
Housing Affordability Index3 168


Total Households 1,068
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 581
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.28% -0.46%
Households -0.37% -0.55%
Families -0.45% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   0.19%

South Hutchinson, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Hutchinson to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 103 85th
Population Density # 321 52nd
Median Household Income # 655 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 217 32nd
Per Capita Income # 593 12th
Diversity Index # 132 81st

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