Dighton, Kansas

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High Points

Dighton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 5% trophy Dighton Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 10% Dighton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Dighton, Kansas

Comparing Dighton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Dighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 178 miles W of Wichita, Kansas
County Lane
Standard Zip Codes 67839
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.481
Longitude -100.466

Dighton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HEALY
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 41 F
Apr Temp 36 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 93 F
Oct Temp 38 to 70 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 39 to 72 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 38.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 71 F
Annual Precip 18.7 inches
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Dighton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,261 100%
Male 618 49%
Female 643 51%
Under 18 306 24.3%
18+ 955 75.7%
65+ 301 23.9%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,224 97.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 27 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.9%

Estimated Dighton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,106
Growth -155
Growth % -12.3%

Dighton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 36.1%
English 18.8%
US/American 11.6%
Irish 10.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Norwegian 1.9%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Welsh 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Italian 0.7%
New Zealander 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dighton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alamota (67839)
Shields (67839)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dighton 1,261 $40,987
Scott City 3,855 $48,750
Utica 223 $36,875

Dighton Public Libraries

Dighton/lane County Library
Dighton, Kansas
(620) 397-2808

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Dighton High Schools (2004)

Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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