Mahaska, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mahaska, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Mahaska had a population of 83 as of July 1, 2018. Mahaska ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Mahaska is located at latitude 39.9877 and longitude -97.3538 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mahaska (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,598 feet.

The City of Mahaska (GNIS ID: 2395816) 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 Mahaska is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mahaska population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Mahaska, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 83
Population in Households 83
Population in Familes 69
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $44,396
Average Household Income $56,855
Per Capita Income $25,189


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $46,429
Average Home Value $90,385


Total Households 30
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 20
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 0.0% -0.24%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -1.68% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Mahaska, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mahaska to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 579 14th
Population Density # 544 19th
Diversity Index # 655 3rd
Median Household Income # 466 31st
Per Capita Income # 375 44th

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