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Best Cities for Homeownership in Kansas- Full Ranking

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Rank City Home Ownership Rate Median Selected Monthly Homeowner Costs Median Monthly Household Income Homeowner costs as a percentage of household income Median Home Values 2012 Population 2010 Population 2010-2012 Population Growth
1 Andover 84.4% $1,562 $7,023 22.2% $169,800 11,727 10,993 6.7%
2 Spring Hill 82.5% $1,569 $6,117 25.6% $161,300 5,340 4,948 7.9%
3 Derby 72.8% $1,325 $5,486 24.2% $147,800 22,555 20,909 7.9%
4 Bel Aire 88.4% $1,445 $5,776 25.0% $148,600 6,747 6,583 2.5%
5 Gardner 73.9% $1,560 $5,381 29.0% $160,800 19,117 17,541 9.0%
6 Park City 82.1% $1,226 $4,771 25.7% $105,300 7,192 7,044 2.1%
7 Lansing 80.7% $1,505 $6,094 24.7% $162,900 11,260 10,961 2.7%
8 Ulysses 73.4% $983 $4,012 24.5% $86,500 6,007 5,902 1.8%
9 Leawood 93.0% $2,634 $11,187 23.5% $391,700 31,955 31,322 2.0%
10 Olathe 73.7% $1,679 $6,407 26.2% $194,600 125,902 120,774 4.2%
11 Haysville 70.1% $1,177 $4,567 25.8% $101,500 10,622 10,345 2.7%
12 Abilene 73.1% $1,056 $4,353 24.3% $114,400 6,826 6,785 0.6%
13 Eudora 62.6% $1,394 $5,215 26.7% $145,800 6,406 6,063 5.7%
14 Junction City 50.2% $1,267 $3,854 32.9% $124,400 23,150 20,742 11.6%
15 Prairie Village 79.5% $1,590 $6,987 22.8% $208,600 21,633 21,727 (0.4%)
16 McPherson 73.8% $1,106 $4,575 24.2% $120,900 13,194 13,263 (0.5%)
17 Shawnee 71.9% $1,681 $6,112 27.5% $199,500 62,106 60,066 3.4%
18 Mulvane 85.5% $1,270 $5,705 22.3% $122,000 5,957 6,291 (5.3%)
19 Liberal 63.7% $961 $3,824 25.1% $85,600 20,687 20,308 1.9%
20 **Dodge City 59.9% $1,059 $4,043 26.2% $86,800 27,207 26,298 3.5%
21 Valley Center 78.7% $1,283 $4,514 28.4% $134,000 6,730 6,748 (0.3%)
22 **Great Bend 66.1% $979 $3,641 26.9% $78,300 15,877 15,726 1.0%
23 Roeland Park 77.4% $1,430 $5,391 26.5% $158,400 6,797 6,875 (1.1%)
24 Concordia 71.6% $948 $3,140 30.2% $66,300 5,359 5,379 (0.4%)
25 Colby 64.7% $1,087 $3,817 28.5% $94,000 5,347 5,267 1.5%
26 Newton 67.8% $1,095 $3,553 30.8% $97,500 19,036 18,769 1.4%
27 Bonner Springs 69.1% $1,450 $4,613 31.4% $153,600 7,277 7,112 2.3%
28 Wellington 66.3% $939 $3,292 28.5% $69,300 8,123 8,186 (0.8%)
29 Salina 65.6% $1,099 $3,713 29.6% $114,600 47,605 47,132 1.0%
30 Independence 62.7% $883 $3,332 26.5% $70,100 9,428 9,505 (0.8%)
31 Fort Scott 65.9% $844 $2,940 28.7% $67,200 8,045 8,125 (1.0%)
32 Garden City 62.5% $1,159 $3,751 30.9% $103,400 26,506 26,050 1.8%
33 Atchison 64.9% $1,061 $3,496 30.4% $84,400 10,970 10,949 0.2%
34 Wichita 61.6% $1,182 $3,852 30.7% $117,000 381,176 373,725 2.0%
35 Overland Park 65.4% $1,719 $6,006 28.6% $224,300 174,503 170,515 2.3%
36 Arkansas City 60.0% $925 $3,113 29.7% $61,200 12,350 12,296 0.4%
37 Winfield 63.8% $1,032 $3,287 31.4% $81,500 12,335 12,270 0.5%
38 Augusta 67.3% $1,180 $3,496 33.8% $97,800 9,231 9,149 0.9%
39 Iola 68.6% $861 $2,686 32.1% $58,900 5,715 5,790 (1.3%)
40 Chanute 61.9% $925 $3,092 29.9% $65,200 9,138 9,141 (0.0%)
41 Lenexa 63.0% $1,758 $6,258 28.1% $217,600 48,300 47,089 2.6%
42 Hutchinson 62.0% $1,028 $3,318 31.0% $89,200 41,939 41,725 0.5%
43 Pratt 61.1% $998 $3,284 30.4% $70,000 6,834 6,836 (0.0%)
44 Parsons 59.9% $861 $3,147 27.4% $55,000 10,506 10,661 (1.5%)
45 El Dorado 61.0% $1,045 $3,519 29.7% $89,200 12,988 13,004 (0.1%)
46 Coffeyville 65.0% $840 $2,657 31.6% $56,300 10,219 10,380 (1.6%)
47 De Soto 64.4% $1,600 $4,582 34.9% $185,500 5,730 5,553 3.2%
48 Paola 62.0% $1,336 $4,223 31.6% $123,800 5,565 5,523 0.8%
49 Merriam 62.6% $1,363 $4,792 28.4% $158,300 11,090 11,107 (0.2%)
50 Topeka 57.2% $1,087 $3,371 32.2% $96,000 127,312 126,136 0.9%
51 Ottawa 57.9% $1,148 $3,582 32.0% $105,900 12,596 12,552 0.4%
52 Kansas City 60.5% $1,194 $3,147 37.9% $92,600 145,605 144,025 1.1%
53 Hays 56.9% $1,254 $3,615 34.7% $147,300 20,586 20,259 1.6%
54 Leavenworth 48.6% $1,269 $4,246 29.9% $123,600 35,434 35,174 0.7%
55 Pittsburg 48.3% $958 $2,597 36.9% $80,600 20,197 20,060 0.7%
56 Emporia 52.4% $979 $2,986 32.8% $88,000 25,245 25,945 (2.7%)
57 Mission 46.9% $1,342 $3,939 34.1% $160,100 9,414 9,484 (0.7%)
58 Manhattan 39.3% $1,367 $3,388 40.4% $173,200 52,988 50,606 4.7%
59 Lawrence 45.5% $1,461 $3,726 39.2% $176,500 87,963 86,426 1.8%

**Excluded from the top 20 ranking for higher than average crime according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report http://1.usa.gov/1j7sNtz

Methodology

The overall score for each city was derived from each of these measures:

1. Homeownership rate made up 33.3% of the total score. A higher rate earned a higher score. The rate comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

2. Selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of median household income made up 16.7% of the total score. A lower percentage earned a higher score. Monthly homeowner costs as a percentage of median household income made up one-half of the affordability score. Median household income comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 03. The figure for monthly homeowner costs comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

3. Median home value made up 16.7% of the total score. A lower value earned a higher score. Median home value made up one-half of the affordability score. Median home value comes from the U.S. Census American Community Survey 5-year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 04.

4. Population change from 2010 to 2012 made up 33.3% of the total score. A higher percent change earned a higher score. The 2010 population comes from the 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 05. The 2012 population data comes from the 2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for all places in the state, Table DP 05. NerdWallet calculated the percent change.

Only places with 5,000 or more residents were included in the study.

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