Enterprise, Kansas

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Enterprise, Kansas
City
Northern end of Enterprise, 5-15-2007
Northern end of Enterprise, 5-15-2007
Location of Enterprise, Kansas
Location of Enterprise, Kansas
Detailed map of Enterprise, Kansas
Detailed map of Enterprise, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°54′9″N 97°7′5″W / 38.90250°N 97.11806°W / 38.90250; -97.11806Coordinates: 38°54′9″N 97°7′5″W / 38.90250°N 97.11806°W / 38.90250; -97.11806
Country United States
State Kansas
County Dickinson
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 855
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 849
 • Density 1,315.4/sq mi (507.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67441
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-21425[4]
GNIS feature ID 0476680[5]
Website EnterpriseKS.org

Enterprise is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 855.[6]

History[edit]

The first settlement at Enterprise was in 1868, and Enterprise was laid out in 1872.[7] It was named for the enterprising qualities of the pioneer settlers.[8]

The first post office in Enterprise was established in January, 1873.[9]

On January 10, 1883, the Enterprise Town Company, capital $50,000, was organized. The following officers were elected: V. P. Wilson, president; John Johntz, vice-president; C. Hoffman, treasurer; T. C. Henry, secretary.[10]

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Enterprise to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

On January 23, 1901, temperance movement leader Carrie Nation and her followers wrecked a saloon in Enterprise.[11]

Geography[edit]

Enterprise is located at 38°54′9″N 97°7′5″W / 38.90250°N 97.11806°W / 38.90250; -97.11806 (38.902485, -97.118172)[12]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[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, Enterprise has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,015
1970 868 −14.5%
1980 839 −3.3%
1990 865 3.1%
2000 836 −3.4%
2010 855 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 855 people, 294 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,315.4 inhabitants per square mile (507.9 /km2). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 515.4 per square mile (199.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 294 households of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

Enterprise Kansas Sign 1.JPG
Enterprise, Kansas Sign 2.JPG

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 836 people, 299 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,276.4 people per square mile (496.6/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 509.9 per square mile (198.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.77% White, 0.24% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.12% Asian, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 299 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,613, and the median income for a family was $39,479. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,619. About 7.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Enterprise is part of Unified School District 473.[14][15] Enterprise claims the title of the first town to offer kindergarten in the state.[citation needed]

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