Water tower in Kensley
Location within County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
|• Total||1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)|
|• Land||1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,172 ft (662 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,425|
|• Density||1,100/sq mi (440/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-37075 |
|GNIS feature ID||0473545 |
Kinsley was originally called Petersburg, and under the latter name laid out in 1873. It was later renamed Peter's City, and finally the name Kinsley was adopted honoring E. W. Kinsley, a capitalist from Boston.
The first post office in Kinsley was established under the name Peters in April, 1873. The post office was renamed Kinsley in January, 1874.
Kinsley is approximately 35 miles (56 km) east of Dodge City.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kinsley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- Carnival Heritage Center & Museum, 200 E 6th.
- Half Way Sign. The sign says the distances to San Francisco and New York City are identical at 1,561 miles (2,512 km).
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,457 people, 654 households, and 384 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,129.5 inhabitants per square mile (436.1/km2). There were 813 housing units at an average density of 630.2 per square mile (243.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.7% of the population.
There were 654 households of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% 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 1,658 people, 757 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,278.5 people per square mile (492.4/km²). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 689.4 per square mile (265.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.63% White, 0.48% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 3.32% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.48% of the population.
There were 757 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,791, and the median income for a family was $37,961. Males had a median income of $28,063 versus $19,079 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,219. About 6.6% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
U.S. Route 50 passes through Kinsley.
- Madge Blake, actress (Batman)
- Kyle Burkhart, NFL offensive lineman, currently a free agent
- Freedy Johnston, singer/songwriter
- Peter Mehringer, men's freestyle wrestling gold medal at 1932 Summer Olympics.
- Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr., first commanding officer of Naval Air Station, San Diego, California, and first husband of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
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- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 183.
- "Profile for Kinsley, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Kinsley, Kansas
- Carnival Museum 1
- Carnival Museum 2
- Brackman, Barbara (1997). Kansas Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 12.
- The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kansas and the State of Kansas; Almira Cordry; Crane Co; 164 pages; 1915.
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
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