Location of Glasco, Kansas
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2012)||489|
|• Density||1,509.1/sq mi (582.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0476141|
The land that now makes up Glasco was part of a land grant from the U.S. Government to Isaac Biggs, one of the earliest pioneers. Glasco was originally incorporated as "The Dell Ray Town Co" on July 18, 1871. 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.
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- 1868 Last Native American raid
- 1872 Last buffalo killed in the area
- 1873 and 1874 Grasshopper plague. Records show that they ate everything, "even wooden tools"
- 1896 Glasco High School established
- 1911 Major fire destroyed many Main Street buildings
- 1912 City water and electricity installed
- 1951 Major flooding reaches Main Street
- 1890s—Town Baseball Team organized. State champions in 1902 and 1914
- 1893—First football team organized by Tom Day
- 1896-1902 Glasco football team of farm boys played University of Kansas, Ottawa University, Washburn University, Bethany College, and Haskell Indian Nations University The 1897 team hosted the University of Kansas at home but were defeated by a score of 23-0
- 1901-1909 Organized the first basketball team in the area. Glasco Athletic Club Team played teams from Chicago to Nome, Alaska
- 1914-1916 Red Line Basketball Team marked telephone poles by day, played ball by night, marking the highway to Colorado. This is now U.S. Route 24.
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
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.
- Elmer Stricklett, baseball player.
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- College Football Data Warehouse University of Kansas Yearly Results
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