Dorrance, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dorrance, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Dorrance had a population of 200 as of July 1, 2017. Dorrance ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dorrance is located at latitude 38.8467 and longitude -98.5902 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dorrance (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,729 feet.

The City of Dorrance (GNIS ID: 2394550) 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 Dorrance is located within Township of Plymouth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Russell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorrance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dorrance: Dorrence.

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


Total Population 200
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 200
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 606
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $36,143
Average Household Income $49,892
Per Capita Income $24,597


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $57,143
Average Home Value $83,553


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 57
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 1.08% 0.98%
Households 1.1% 1.06%
Families 1.55% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Dorrance, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorrance to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 437 35th
Population Density # 429 36th
Diversity Index # 596 11th
Median Household Income # 637 5th
Per Capita Income # 434 35th

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