Scott City, Kansas

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Scott City, Kansas
City
View along K-96 in downtown Scott City
View along K-96 in downtown Scott City
Location within Scott County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Scott County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 38°28′47″N 100°54′27″W / 38.47972°N 100.90750°W / 38.47972; -100.90750Coordinates: 38°28′47″N 100°54′27″W / 38.47972°N 100.90750°W / 38.47972; -100.90750
Country United States
State Kansas
County Scott
Area[1]
 • Total 2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)
 • Land 2.63 sq mi (6.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,979 ft (908 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,816
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 3,817
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (560/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67871
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-63600 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0471507 [5]
Website City Website

Scott City is a city in and the county seat of Scott County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,816.[7]

History[edit]

Scott City was founded in 1885.[8][9] Like Scott County, the city is named for General Winfield Scott.[10]

Geography[edit]

Scott City is located at 38°28′47″N 100°54′27″W / 38.47972°N 100.90750°W / 38.47972; -100.90750 (38.479821, -100.907603).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scott City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 229
1900 212 −7.4%
1910 918 333.0%
1920 1,112 21.1%
1930 1,544 38.8%
1940 1,848 19.7%
1950 3,204 73.4%
1960 3,555 11.0%
1970 4,001 12.5%
1980 4,154 3.8%
1990 3,785 −8.9%
2000 3,855 1.8%
2010 3,816 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,816 people, 1,583 households, and 1,029 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,451.0 inhabitants per square mile (560.2 /km2). There were 1,710 housing units at an average density of 650.2 per square mile (251.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 7.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.3% of the population.

There were 1,583 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,855 people, 1,595 households, and 1,060 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,780.7 people per square mile (689.1/km²). There were 1,761 housing units at an average density of 813.5 per square mile (314.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.18% White, 0.13% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 2.88% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.26% of the population.

There were 1,595 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% 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 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,047, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $32,287 versus $19,900 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,227. About 2.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and Culture[edit]

The El Quartelejo Museum and the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection are co-located in the city.[13] Their collections cover much of the region's geologic, Indian, and pioneer history. The Gallery also contains artwork by Jerry Thomas, an artist originally from Scott City. Many of the paintings are inspired by local history or artifacts in the Collection.

Annual Events[edit]

The Whimmydiddle Arts and Crafts Fair is held on the last Saturday of September in the Scott City Park.[14] The fair attracts exhibitors from across the U.S. and is operated by a local women's philanthropic group.

Infrastructure[edit]

K-96 and US-83 highways intersect the city.

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 283. 
  9. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 654. 
  10. ^ "Profile for Scott City, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Scott City, Kansas
  13. ^ "El Quartelejo Museum and Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection". Retrieved 2012.03.06
  14. ^ "Whimmydiddle Arts and Crafts Fair". Retrieved 2012.03.06

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