Alta Vista, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alta Vista, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Alta Vista had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2017. Alta Vista 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 Alta Vista is located at latitude 38.863 and longitude -96.489 in Wabaunsee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alta Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wabaunsee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The City of Alta Vista (GNIS ID: 2393931) 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 Alta Vista is located within Township of Garfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wabaunsee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alta Vista 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 Alta Vista: Altavista, Cable City.

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


Total Population 462
Daytime Population: Workers 75
Daytime Population: Residents 268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 343
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,146
Average Household Income $53,119
Per Capita Income $23,269


Total Housing Units 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $79,487
Average Home Value $111,644


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 133
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 0.55% 0.43%
Households 0.57% 0.5%
Families 0.53% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Alta Vista, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta Vista 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 # 308 54th
Population Density # 158 77th
Diversity Index # 499 26th
Median Household Income # 474 30th
Per Capita Income # 519 23rd

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