About This Place
Ness is a city in and the county seat of Ness County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,449. Ness City is famous for its four-story Old Ness County Bank Building located downtown, and nicknamed Skyscraper of the Plains.
Ness City is located at 38°27′8″N 99°54′22″W / 38.45222°N 99.90611°W / 38.45222; -99.90611 (38.452250, -99.905989). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,534 people, 684 households, and 424 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,495.7 people per square mile (575.0/km²). There were 800 housing units at an average density of 780.0 per square mile (299.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.72% White, 0.07% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.