Scammon, Kansas

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Scammon, Kansas
City
Location of Scammon, Kansas
Location of Scammon, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°16′42″N 94°49′16″W / 37.27833°N 94.82111°W / 37.27833; -94.82111Coordinates: 37°16′42″N 94°49′16″W / 37.27833°N 94.82111°W / 37.27833; -94.82111
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cherokee
Government
 • Mayor Jerry Grant
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 482
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 473
 • Density 753.1/sq mi (290.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66773
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-63325[4]
GNIS feature ID 0469615[5]

Scammon is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 482.[6]

History[edit]

Scammon was laid out in 1884.[7] It was named for the four Scammon brothers, who operated the first mine there.[8] David Mackie (1836–1910) was a founder and builder of Scammon, and the first President of the Scammon State Bank.[9] The community was known as Stilson when it was first settled. The town was known as Scammonville for a short time before adopting the current name.[10]

The first post office at Scammonville, established in 1879, was renamed Scammon in 1890.[11]

The local railroad history group Heart of the Heartlands, based in Scammon and nearby unincorporated Carona, has restored the old Carona depot as a museum.[12]

Geography[edit]

Scammon is located at 37°16′42″N 94°49′16″W / 37.27833°N 94.82111°W / 37.27833; -94.82111 (37.278240, -94.820984).[13] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 429
1970 457 6.5%
1990 466
2000 496 6.4%
2010 482 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 482 people, 192 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 753.1 inhabitants per square mile (290.8 /km2). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 342.2 per square mile (132.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 192 households of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 496 people, 192 households, and 139 families residing in the city. The population density was 782.4 people per square mile (304.0/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 350.2 per square mile (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 0.60% African American, 2.42% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 192 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,268, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $21,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,926. About 11.3% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Rube Ferns, boxer.[14]

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 December 3, 2011. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 157. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Scammon, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence (Public domain ed.). Standard publishing company. pp. 482–. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  11. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Untitled Document, Heart of the Heartlands. Accessed 2007-08-07.
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  14. ^ Rube Ferns at BoxRec

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