Mulberry, Kansas

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Mulberry, Kansas
City
Location of Mulberry, Kansas
Location of Mulberry, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°33′21″N 94°37′24″W / 37.55583°N 94.62333°W / 37.55583; -94.62333Coordinates: 37°33′21″N 94°37′24″W / 37.55583°N 94.62333°W / 37.55583; -94.62333
Country United States
State Kansas
County Crawford
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 520
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 519
 • Density 1,040.0/sq mi (401.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66756
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-49025[4]
GNIS feature ID 0475159[5]

Mulberry is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 520.[6]

History[edit]

Mulberry was founded about 1875 as a mining town.[7][8] Mulberry was named from a grove of wild mulberry trees that stood on a former Indian camping and hunting site, where the town was laid out.[9]

The first post office at Mulberry (called Mulberry Grove until 1892) was established in 1869.[10]

Geography[edit]

Mulberry is located at 37°33′21″N 94°37′24″W / 37.55583°N 94.62333°W / 37.55583; -94.62333 (37.555955, -94.623407)[11]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 555
2000 577 4.0%
2010 520 −9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 520 people, 220 households, and 140 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.0 inhabitants per square mile (401.5 /km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 542.0 per square mile (209.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.8% White, 0.6% African American, 3.7% Native American, 2.5% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 220 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 577 people, 249 households, and 164 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,137.8 people per square mile (436.8/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 565.9 per square mile (217.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.67% White, 3.29% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 249 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.1% 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 2.32 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,771, and the median income for a family was $32,153. Males had a median income of $21,650 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,621. About 9.8% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

The Mulberry Advance, a weekly newspaper, once gained national attention for having the smallest circulation of any newspaper in Kansas.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 331. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 171. 
  9. ^ A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Crawford County, Kansas. The Lewis Publishing Company. 1905. p. 48. 
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Jun 28, 1989. "Smallest newspaper a labor of love." Lawrence Journal-World Associated Press.

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