Cassoday, Kansas

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Cassoday, Kansas
City
Location within Butler County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Butler County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 38°2′19″N 96°38′18″W / 38.03861°N 96.63833°W / 38.03861; -96.63833Coordinates: 38°2′19″N 96°38′18″W / 38.03861°N 96.63833°W / 38.03861; -96.63833
Country United States
State Kansas
County Butler
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,473 ft (449 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 129
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 128
 • Density 330.8/sq mi (127.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66842
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-10925 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0478041 [5]
Website City website

Cassoday is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. It is known as the "Prairie Chicken Capital of the World."[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 129.[7]

History[edit]

Cassoday was named for John B. Cassoday, chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[8]

The first post office was in Cassoday was established on July 9, 1906.[9]

Geography[edit]

Cassoday is located at 38°2′19″N 96°38′18″W / 38.03861°N 96.63833°W / 38.03861; -96.63833 (38.038545, -96.638252)[10], in the scenic Flint Hills. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cassoday has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Area events[edit]

  • Cassoday Bike Run,[12][13] First Sunday of every month March through November. As many as 5000 bikers meet in what’s become a summer tradition for motorcycle enthusiasts.[14]

Area attractions[edit]

  • Cassoday Historical Museum. It is located in the former railroad depot.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 123
1980 122 −0.8%
1990 95 −22.1%
2000 130 36.8%
2010 129 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 129 people, 55 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 330.8 inhabitants per square mile (127.7 /km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 179.5 per square mile (69.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 1.6% African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, and 1.6% from two or more races.

There were 55 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 27.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 130 people, 54 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 393.4 people per square mile (152.1/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 172.5 per square mile (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.85% of the population.

There were 54 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 78.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $30,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,807. There were 5.1% of families and 7.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 19.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Government[edit]

The Cassoday government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM.[15]

  • City Hall, 133 S Washington.

Media[edit]

Print[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

K-177 Highway and BNSF Railway both go through Matfield Green, while the Kansas Turnpike toll road passes immediately north of the city with a toll plaza connected to Casssoday.

Utilities[edit]

  • Internet
    • Wired is provided by Wheat State Telephone (DSL and DialUp).
    • Satellite Internet is provided by HughesNet, StarBand, WildBlue.
  • TV
  • Telephone
    • Landline is provided by Wheat State Telephone.
  • Electricity
  • Gas is provided by City of Cassoday.
  • Water is provided by City of Cassoday.
    • City is provided by City of Cassoday.
    • Rural is provided by Butler County RWD #3.
  • Sewer is provided by City of Cassoday.
  • Trash is provided by City of Cassoday.
  • Fox Lake rural utilities: water, sewer, and gas provided by City of Cassoday.

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