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Dighton is a city in Lane County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Richard Deighton, surveyor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Dighton. For links to other places called Dighton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dighton is 38.481N. The longitude is -100.466W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,766 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,138.
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34% of Dighton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dighton was $19,232, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Dighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Dighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $251. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $640.
Libraries in Dighton include Lane County Library, Dighton ... View libraries
Lane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dighton political report.
The average commute time for Dighton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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