Glasco, Kansas

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Glasco, Kansas
City
Location of Glasco, Kansas
Location of Glasco, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°21′39″N 97°50′13″W / 39.36083°N 97.83694°W / 39.36083; -97.83694Coordinates: 39°21′39″N 97°50′13″W / 39.36083°N 97.83694°W / 39.36083; -97.83694
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cloud
Founded 1870
Incorporated 1886
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,309 ft (399 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 498
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 489
 • Density 1,509.1/sq mi (582.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67445
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-26375[4]
GNIS feature ID 0476141[5]
Website City Website

Glasco is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 498.[6]

History[edit]

Glasco was originally called Dell Ray, and under the latter name was laid out and platted in 1870.[7] The name "Glasco" was adopted officially by the Kansas legislature in 1878 and incorporated as a city of the third class April 14, 1886. Glasco is named for Glasgow, in Scotland.[8]

Glasco was a shipping point on the Union Pacific railroad.[9]

Historic sites[edit]

This small town has two items of interest on the National Register of Historic Places: Pott's Ford Bridge is located just 1/2 mile south of the city limits, and the entire downtown business district has also earned a listing on the register.

Geography[edit]

Glasco is located at 39°21′39″N 97°50′13″W / 39.36083°N 97.83694°W / 39.36083; -97.83694 (39.360724, -97.836974).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 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, Glasco has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 556
2000 536 −3.6%
2010 498 −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 498 people, 218 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,509.1 inhabitants per square mile (582.7/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 851.5 per square mile (328.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 1.4% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 218 households of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% 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.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 19.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 29.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 536 people, 238 households, and 143 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,656.8 people per square mile (646.7/km²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 881.0 per square mile (343.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 15.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 35.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $31,071. Males had a median income of $22,422 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,875. About 11.2% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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