Pawnee Rock, Kansas

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Pawnee Rock, Kansas
City
Pawnee Rock Monument near Pawnee Rock
Pawnee Rock Monument near Pawnee Rock
Location within Barton County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
Location within Barton County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
Coordinates: 38°15′55″N 98°58′57″W / 38.26528°N 98.98250°W / 38.26528; -98.98250Coordinates: 38°15′55″N 98°58′57″W / 38.26528°N 98.98250°W / 38.26528; -98.98250
Country United States
State Kansas
County Barton
Area[1]
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,949 ft (594 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 252
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 249
 • Density 900/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67567
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-54875 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0484937 [5]
Pawnee Rock, 1880

Pawnee Rock is a city in Barton County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 252.[6]

History[edit]

Pawnee Rock was founded in 1874.[7] It was named from the historic landmark Pawnee Rock nearby.[8] Pawnee Rock was incorporated in 1887.[9]

Geography[edit]

Pawnee Rock is located at 38°15′55″N 98°58′57″W / 38.26528°N 98.98250°W / 38.26528; -98.98250 (38.265283, -98.982614).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 367
2000 356 −3.0%
2010 252 −29.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 252 people, 107 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.0 inhabitants per square mile (347.5/km2). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 489.3 per square mile (188.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 107 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% 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 2.93.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.4% male and 45.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 356 people, 131 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,294.0 people per square mile (490.9/km²). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 574.3 per square mile (217.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.19% White, 0.28% African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.84% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.53% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,393, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,651. About 10.6% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site[edit]

One-half mile north of U.S. 56 and the town of Pawnee Rock is Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, a monument to travellers on the Santa Fe trail. It marks the approximate halfway point on the Santa Fe Trail. The monument consists of a rough stone pole building used for picnics and a granite pillar shaped monument atop a small hill.[11]

See also[edit]

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 September 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 457. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 146. 
  9. ^ Biographical History of Barton County, Kansas. Great Bend Tribune. 1912. p. 145. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Kansas State Historical Society -- Pawnee Rock State Historical Site

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