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Scott City, Kansas
—  City  —
View along K-96 in downtown Scott City
Location of Scott City, Kansas
Detailed map of Scott City
Coordinates: 38°28′47″N 100°54′27″W / 38.47972°N 100.9075°W / 38.47972; -100.9075
Country United States
State Kansas
County Scott
 - Total 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 - Land 2.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,979 ft (908 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,855
 - Density 1,780.7/sq mi (687.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67871
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-63600[1]
GNIS feature ID 0471507[2]

Scott City is a city in the rural far west of the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 3,855 at the 2000 census. A city of the second class under Kansas law, it is the county seat of Scott County[3]. Scott City is located at the intersection of K-96 and US-83.



Scott City is located at 38°28′47″N 100°54′27″W / 38.47972°N 100.9075°W / 38.47972; -100.9075 (38.479821, -100.907603)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,855 people, 1,595 households, and 1,060 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,780.7 people per square mile (689.1/km²). There were 1,761 housing units at an average density of 813.5/sq mi (314.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.18% White, 0.13% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 2.88% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.26% of the population.

There were 1,595 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,047, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $32,287 versus $19,900 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,227. About 2.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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