Carlton

Rich in agricultural heritage, Carlton is located in Southwest Dickinson County just off Highway 4.  This small community, once a station and shipping point for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, is today home to 42 residents.  Businesses include Martin's Weld Shop, Central Kansas Well Drilling, Rader Grader Parking Lot and Driveway Reconditioning Service, several area mechanic shops and the Carlton Presbyterian Church.  Carlton's Annual Christmas Celebration is an event hosted by the City Council with special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus, which the entire community looks forward to attending each year!  The community has also become known as a geocaching spot and visitors, like the Wichita Model A car club, stop by several times a year to take photos with the sign in Carlton that reads "In 1986 Nothing Happened Here."

Located 30 minutes from Abilene or Salina, and just over an hour from Wichita, Carlton offers quiet country living while still being close to many desirable amenities, such as health care and shopping.  Carlton has affordable housing and quality education opportunities as it is served by several school districts, including Rural Vista 481, Abilene 435, Centre 397 and Chapman 473.

There are some building site opportunites for development in Carlton and the community has access to county water and sewer and a fiber optic broadband communications network.  Being located just off Highway 4, Carlton is accessible to transporting and receiving goods.

 

Carlton

Population

Total Population

41

Population
Growth Rate

-0.26%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

29.600

Housing & Income

Households

16

Total Housing Units

20


Owner Occupied

13

Renter Occupied

3

Vacant

4

Median Home Value

$125,000


Average Home Value

$145,455

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.01%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,011 $59,465


Average Household

$59,514 $77,882


Per Capita

$26,770 $29,571

Workforce

Total Businesses

2

Total Employed

5

Workers 16+

13

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

4

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

0

Graduated
High School

13

Associates
Degree

3

Bachelor's
Degree

6

Graduate
Degree

1

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

5

Non-Resident Commuters

8

Drive Alone

11

Carpooled

0

Public

0

Work At Home

0