Elk Falls, Kansas
|Elk Falls, Kansas|
Location within Elk County and Kansas
|• Total||0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)|
|• Land||0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||938 ft (286 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||101|
|• Density||120/sq mi (48/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-20300 |
|GNIS feature ID||0469868 |
The first house was built at Elk Falls in 1870, and a post office was opened that same year. Elk Falls takes its name from a waterfall on the Elk River, near the site of the town. Two early settlers were the widow Prudence Crandall and her brother Hezekiah, both of whom are buried in the town cemetery.
Elk Falls is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), of which, 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(37.371950, -96.190115).
As of the census of 2010, there were 107 people, 54 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 124.4 inhabitants per square mile (48.0/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 79.1 per square mile (30.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 1.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 54 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.52.
The median age in the city was 52.9 years. 16.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.3% were from 25 to 44; 42.9% were from 45 to 64; and 28% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 112 people, 51 households, and 32 families residing in the city. The population density was 128.5 people per square mile (49.7/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 84.9 per square mile (32.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.86% White, 0.89% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.
There were 51 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.70.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $20,893, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,817. There were 6.7% of families and 2.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 575.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 117.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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