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People

Total Population 961
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 23.1%
Employed Population 16+ 514
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $34,766
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $38,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,583

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,442
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42.6%
Median Gross Rent $450
Median House Value $62,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 15%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station NESS CITY
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
Station GARDEN CITY EXP STN
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

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 Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dighton Public Libraries

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

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Dighton High Schools

DIGHTON HIGH
200 S WICHITA
620-397-5333
Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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