U.S. Post Office in 2009
Location within Kingman County (top) and Kansas
|• Mayor||Roberta Kobbe|
|• City Clerk||David Steffen|
|• Total||0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)|
|• Land||0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,706 ft (520 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||476|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (500/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-16775 |
|GNIS feature ID||0473942 |
The history of Cunningham starts with the town of Ninnescah, which was located near and named after the Ninnescah River. The Ninnescah Post Office opened August 20, 1885. Later the town of Cunningham was established a few miles to the west, on the north side of the railroad. There was a movement among the locals to move the town of Ninnescah to Cunningham. Some buildings were physically moved from Ninnescah to Cunningham in 1887 and 1888. A tornado destroyed most of Ninnescah on March 24, 1888, which sealed its fate.
Cunningham was incorporated as a city in 1908.
As of the census of 2010, there were 454 people, 183 households, and 114 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,297.1 inhabitants per square mile (500.8/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 608.6 per square mile (235.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 183 households of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.68.
The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 29.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 514 people, 189 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,409.1 people per square mile (551.3/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 597.6 per square mile (233.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.05% White, 0.58% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.
There were 189 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% 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 2.92.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $36,964. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $21,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,248. About 9.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
The Cunningham government consists of a mayor and four council members.
Primary and secondary education
- Cunningham High School
- Cunningham Grade School
- Cunningham Public Library
U.S. Route 54 passes through Cunningham.
Map of Kingman County, Kansas showing Cunningham
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- Cunningham History
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- Cunningham Schools
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- USD 332, Cunningham-West Kingman County school district
- A History of Cunningham
- Historic Images of Cunningham, Special Photo Collections at Wichita State University Library.