Bison, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Bison, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bison had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bison is located at latitude 38.5198 and longitude -99.1978 in Rush County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rush County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The City of Bison (GNIS ID: 2394177) 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 Bison is located within Township of Lone Star, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rush County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bison: Buffalo.

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


Total Population 238
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 924
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $42,936
Average Household Income $50,956
Per Capita Income $23,809


Total Housing Units 114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $49,306
Average Home Value $68,310


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 57
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 -0.83% -0.94%
Households -0.84% -1.05%
Families -2.79% -1.08%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.51%

Bison, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bison 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 # 402 40th
Population Density # 285 58th
Diversity Index # 300 55th
Median Household Income # 499 26th
Per Capita Income # 462 31st

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