Palco, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Palco, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Palco had a population of 268 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Palco is located at latitude 39.2532 and longitude -99.5636 in Rooks County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palco (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rooks County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,277 feet.

The City of Palco (GNIS ID: 2396127) 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 Palco is located within Township 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rooks County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palco: Cresson.

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Palco, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 268
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 220
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,002
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,341
Average Household Income $62,142
Per Capita Income $25,152


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $165,341


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.4% -0.68%
Households -0.55% -0.76%
Families 0.0% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Palco, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palco to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 259 62nd
Diversity Index # 368 45th
Median Household Income # 324 52nd
Per Capita Income # 381 43rd

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