Burr Oak, Kansas

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Burr Oak, Kansas
City
Location of Burr Oak, Kansas
Location of Burr Oak, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°52′7″N 98°18′15″W / 39.86861°N 98.30417°W / 39.86861; -98.30417Coordinates: 39°52′7″N 98°18′15″W / 39.86861°N 98.30417°W / 39.86861; -98.30417
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jewell
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,663 ft (507 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 174
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 170
 • Density 209.6/sq mi (80.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66936
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-09525[4]
GNIS feature ID 0471870[5]

Burr Oak is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 174.[6]

History[edit]

Burr Oak was laid out in 1871, and it was incorporated as a city in 1880.[7] It was named from the Burr Oak Creek.[8]

The first post office in Burr Oak was established in June 1871.[9]

Geography[edit]

Burr Oak is located at 39°52′7″N 98°18′15″W / 39.86861°N 98.30417°W / 39.86861; -98.30417 (39.868516, -98.304297)[10]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 278
2000 265 −4.7%
2010 174 −34.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 174 people, 93 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 209.6 inhabitants per square mile (80.9 /km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (67.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.6% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 93 households of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.2% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 30.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.52.

The median age in the city was 55 years. 13.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.3% were from 25 to 44; 39.7% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 265 people, 128 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 317.7 people per square mile (123.3/km²). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 195.4 per square mile (75.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.98% White, 1.89% Native American, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 128 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.0% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $30,357. Males had a median income of $21,111 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,726. About 19.1% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.8% of those sixty five or over.

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. ^ a b "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. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 259. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 211. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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