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Gem, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Gem had a population of 90 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.4278 and longitude -100.8977 in Thomas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gem 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.


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Gem, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Gem, KS Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Gem, KS Wealth Index is 87
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 90
Population in Households 90
Population in Families 78
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 270
Diversity Index1 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,169
Average Household Income $74,539
Per Capita Income $29,802
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.0%
Families 0.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2019 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 15th
Population Density # 573 15th
Diversity Index # 108 84th
Median Household Income # 107 84th
Per Capita Income # 173 74th

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