Location of Pomona, Kansas
|• Total||0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)|
|• Land||0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||961 ft (293 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||822|
|• Density||1,109.3/sq mi (428.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0479638|
The first post office in Pomona was established in May, 1870.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pomona has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 832 people, 346 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,109.3 inhabitants per square mile (428.3 /km2). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 510.7 per square mile (197.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.1% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
There were 346 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 923 people, 353 households, and 242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,220.9 people per square mile (468.9/km²). There were 380 housing units at an average density of 502.6 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.45% White, 2.71% Native American, 0.11% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 353 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,521, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $18,641 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,939. About 4.4% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
There is a 6-12 public school in Pomona that is part of the West Franklin USD (United School District) 287. The School District includes the K-5 school in the neighboring town of Williamsburg and the K-5 school in the township of Appanoose. The mascot for both the Middle School and High School is the Falcons.
USD 287 used to have two high schools which were Williamsburg High and Pomona High, but a consolidation project recently joined the two district high schools into one (which became West Franklin High School). Williamsburg was purple and white and home of the Panthers. Pomona's colors were red, black and white and their mascot was the Indian.
The township of Appanoose as well once had a highschool that was consolidated with Pomona in the late 1950s. Appanoose colors were red and white with the Indian as their mascot. Pomona's colors were black and red with the Pirate as their mascot. When the school combined they used all three colors, the Appanoose Indian mascot, and built the new highschool in Pomona.
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- Climate Summary for Pomona, Kansas
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- USD 287, local school district