Gem, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Gem had a population of 93 as of July 1, 2017. Gem ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Gem is located at latitude 39.426 and longitude -100.8972 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gem (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thomas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,094 feet.

The City of Gem (GNIS ID: 2394870) 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 Gem is located within Township of Lacey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Thomas County.

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

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


Total Population 93
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 40
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 81
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 282
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $56,357
Average Household Income $77,725
Per Capita Income $29,282


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $166,379


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 27
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 0.77% 0.64%
Households 0.75% 0.52%
Families 0.52% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Gem, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gem 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 # 565 16th
Population Density # 568 16th
Diversity Index # 112 83rd
Median Household Income # 163 76th
Per Capita Income # 152 77th

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