Silver Lake, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Silver Lake, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Silver Lake had a population of 1,466 as of July 1, 2017. Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake is located at latitude 39.0999 and longitude -95.8557 in Shawnee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Silver Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Shawnee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Silver Lake (GNIS ID: 2395889) 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 Silver Lake is located within Township of Silver Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shawnee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake: Hallet, Hallett.

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


Total Population 1,466
Daytime Population: Workers 361
Daytime Population: Residents 669
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 1,434
Population in Familes 1,265
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 2,540
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $66,519
Average Household Income $84,837
Per Capita Income $31,063


Total Housing Units 601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $181,840
Average Home Value $199,527


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 435
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 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.12% 0.18%
Families 0.68% 0.14%
Median Household Income   4.64%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Silver Lake, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake 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 # 152 77th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 375 45th
Median Household Income # 51 93rd
Per Capita Income # 99 85th

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