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Chase, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Chase had a population of 446 as of July 1, 2020. Chase ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chase is located at latitude 38.355 and longitude -98.3495 in Rice County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chase encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rice County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The City of Chase (GNIS ID: 2393808) 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 Chase is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rice County.


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


Total Population 446 (100%)
Population in Households 446 (100.0%)
Population in Families 358 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,605
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $39,746
Average Household Income $55,254
% of Income for Mortgage4 4%
Per Capita Income $22,562
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $32,895
Average Home Value $65,167
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 186
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 126
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 -0.65% -0.87%
Households -0.51% -0.88%
Families -0.53% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.81%


Chase, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chase 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 # 307 55th
Population Density # 82 88th
Median Household Income # 601 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 607 90th
Per Capita Income # 580 14th
Diversity Index # 222 67th

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