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The City of Vining had a population of 42 as of July 1, 2017. Vining 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 Vining is located at latitude 39.5675 and longitude -97.2936 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vining (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Vining are located in Clay County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Washington County.

The City of Vining (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Vining is located within Township of Clifton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vining 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 Vining: Lookout, Mulberry, Riverdale.

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


Total Population 42
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 23
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 41
Population in Familes 34
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 188
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $57,143
Average Household Income $73,196
Per Capita Income $28,349


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $60,000
Average Home Value $77,778


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.95% -0.97%
Households -1.19% -0.93%
Families 1.99% -1.37%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Vining, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vining 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 # 640 5th
Population Density # 604 10th
Diversity Index # 654 3rd
Median Household Income # 141 79th
Per Capita Income # 192 72nd

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