Rice County KS Information


Rice County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 10,281
Daytime Population: Workers 4,310
Daytime Population: Residents 5,439
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,749
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 9,633
Population in Familes 7,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $50,116
Average Household Income $60,650
Per Capita Income $24,077


Total Housing Units 4,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,957 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,003 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $79,060
Average Home Value $98,250


Total Households 3,960
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,633
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 0.27% 0.16%
Households 0.19% 0.11%
Families 0.08% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


Rice County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rice County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents 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 # 39 64th
Population Density # 42 61st
Diversity Index # 29 73rd
Median Household Income # 42 61st
Per Capita Income # 84 21st

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