Eastborough, Kansas

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Eastborough, Kansas
City
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Detailed map of Eastborough, Kansas
Detailed map of Eastborough, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°41′11″N 97°15′32″W / 37.68639°N 97.25889°W / 37.68639; -97.25889Coordinates: 37°41′11″N 97°15′32″W / 37.68639°N 97.25889°W / 37.68639; -97.25889
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Incorporated 1937
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Dave Anderson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,371 ft (418 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 773
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 773
 • Density 1,932.5/sq mi (746.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 67206-67208
Area code(s) 316
FIPS code 20-19300[4]
GNIS feature ID 0474118[5]
Website eastborough-ks.gov

Eastborough is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 773.[6] Eastborough is entirely enclosed within the city of Wichita.

History[edit]

The first development in the Eastborough area began in 1929, but the discovery of oil in the area postponed its establishment until the middle of the 1930s. Although Eastborough found itself in disputes with the neighboring Woodlawn subdivision, the disputes were resolved after the two agreed to apply together for incorporation. Eastborough and Woodlawn were incorporated as the city of Eastborough on June 1, 1937.[7]

Eastborough's location near a major shopping center in Wichita (Towne East Square) caused a bit of friction between residents of Wichita and Eastborough in the 1980s through the 1990s as traffic to and from Towne East Square often would go through Eastborough (and be ticketed for exceeding Eastborough's 20 mile per hour speed limit). This was allieviated when Wichita upgraded Kellogg Avenue U.S. Route 54 such that Eastborough was no longer the best route to Towne East. It should be noted, however, that Eastborough retains its 20 mile per hour speed limit on Douglas Avenue, a four lane divided highway, and routinely monitors Douglas Avenue for unsuspecting motorists who do not realize the speed limit dropped from 35 miles per hour outside Eastborough.

Geography[edit]

Eastborough is located at 37°41′11″N 97°15′32″W / 37.68639°N 97.25889°W / 37.68639; -97.25889 (37.6864752, -97.2588378).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.[1]

Eastborough is entirely enclosed within the city of Wichita, Kansas, and relies upon Wichita for water purification and sewage treatment. Eastborough residents pay 60% more for water than Wichita residents. Fire service is provided by the City of Wichita on a contractual basis. Eastborough maintains its own police force of seven officers which is approximately one officer for every 42 homes.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 312
1950 708 126.9%
1960 1,001 41.4%
1970 1,141 14.0%
1980 854 −25.2%
1990 896 4.9%
2000 826 −7.8%
2010 773 −6.4%
Est. 2014 769 [9] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Eastborough is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 773 people, 306 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,932.5 inhabitants per square mile (746.1/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 820.0 per square mile (316.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 306 households of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 826 people, 308 households, and 254 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,047.3 people per square mile (797.3/km²). There were 320 housing units at an average density of 793.1 per square mile (308.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.22% White, 0.48% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.73% Asian, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 308 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 35.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $138,564, and the median income for a family was $150,635. Males had a median income of $82,730 versus $48,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $71,101. About 4.4% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Eastborough government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.[10][11]

Notable people[edit]

  • Olive Ann Beech (born Olive Ann Mellor), U.S. aviation pioneer and businesswoman

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