Ashland, Kansas

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Ashland, Kansas
City
View of a small intersection in Ashland
View of a small intersection in Ashland
Motto: "A Lifestyle Worth Sharing"
Location within Clark County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Clark County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917Coordinates: 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917
Country United States
State Kansas
County Clark
Area[1]
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Land 1.68 sq mi (4.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,975 ft (602 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 867
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 850
 • Density 520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67831
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-02675 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470769 [5]
Website AshlandKS.com

Ashland is the largest city in and the county seat of Clark County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 867.[7]

History[edit]

Ashland lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (now Dodge City, Kansas) to the north and Fort Supply in the Indian Territory to the south. In 1870, during the Comanche Campaign against hostile Native Americans, the Army built two redoubts along the Dodge/Supply trail near the current site of Ashland: the Bear Creek Redoubt, five miles to the north,[8] and the Cimarron Redoubt, nine miles to the south.[9]

Ashland was founded in 1884.[10] It was named after the city of Ashland, Kentucky.[11] The first post office in Ashland was established in 1885.[12]

Geography and climate[edit]

Ashland is located at 37°11′12″N 99°46′9″W / 37.18667°N 99.76917°W / 37.18667; -99.76917 (37.186803, -99.769259)[13]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate data for Ashland, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.2
(8.4)
51.2
(10.7)
60.4
(15.8)
70.5
(21.4)
79.3
(26.3)
88.4
(31.3)
94.7
(34.8)
93.5
(34.2)
84.8
(29.3)
72.6
(22.6)
59.2
(15.1)
47.3
(8.5)
70.7
(21.5)
Average low °F (°C) 16.9
(−8.4)
21.0
(−6.1)
30.3
(−0.9)
39.3
(4.1)
51.3
(10.7)
61.3
(16.3)
65.6
(18.7)
64.5
(18.1)
54.5
(12.5)
40.7
(4.8)
28.1
(−2.2)
18.3
(−7.6)
41.0
(5)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.54
(13.7)
0.72
(18.3)
1.57
(39.9)
1.86
(47.2)
3.29
(83.6)
4.05
(102.9)
2.61
(66.3)
2.68
(68.1)
1.75
(44.4)
1.88
(47.8)
0.96
(24.4)
0.91
(23.1)
22.82
(579.6)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.1
(10.4)
2.2
(5.6)
2.1
(5.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.5
(1.3)
3.1
(7.9)
12.1
(30.7)
Source: NOAA[14]

Area attractions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,032
2000 975 −5.5%
2010 867 −11.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $32,721, and the median income for a family was $40,682. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,183. About 9.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 867 people, 381 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 516.1 inhabitants per square mile (199.3 /km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 276.8 per square mile (106.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 381 households of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 44.8 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Stein, Martin. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bear Creek Redoubt. National Park Service, 1976-04-26, 1-2. Accessed 2009-09-09.
  9. ^ Stein, Martin. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cimarron Redoubt. National Park Service, 1976-04-26, 1-2. Accessed 2009-09-09.
  10. ^ "Clark County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 159. 
  12. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  14. ^ "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 

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