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Bushton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bushton had a population of 269 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Bushton is located at latitude 38.5125 and longitude -98.3953 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bushton encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,772 feet.

The City of Bushton (GNIS ID: 2393480) 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 Bushton is located within Township of Farmer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rice County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bushton: Sorghum.

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Bushton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bushton, KS Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Bushton, KS Wealth Index is 62
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 269 (100%)
Population in Households 269 (100.0%)
Population in Families 219 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,180
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,248
Average Household Income $61,144
Per Capita Income $26,770
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $69,643
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.39% -0.75%
Households -0.28% -0.71%
Families -0.28% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Bushton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bushton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 378 44th
Population Density # 182 73rd
Diversity Index # 230 66th
Median Household Income # 461 31st
Per Capita Income # 303 55th

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