Severance, Kansas

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Severance, Kansas
City
Location of Severance, Kansas
Location of Severance, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°46′4″N 95°15′1″W / 39.76778°N 95.25028°W / 39.76778; -95.25028Coordinates: 39°46′4″N 95°15′1″W / 39.76778°N 95.25028°W / 39.76778; -95.25028
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 94
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 93
 • Density 671.4/sq mi (259.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66087
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-64025[4]
GNIS feature ID 0473004[5]

Severance is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 94.[6]

History[edit]

Severance was laid out in 1869.[7] It was named for John Severance, one of its founders.[8] A railroad depot was built in Severance in 1874.[9]

A post office was opened in Severance in 1869, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.[10]

Geography[edit]

Severance is located at 39°46′4″N 95°15′1″W / 39.76778°N 95.25028°W / 39.76778; -95.25028 (39.767644, -95.250303),[11] along the Wolf River.[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 98
2000 108 10.2%
2010 94 −13.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 94 people, 39 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 671.4 inhabitants per square mile (259.2 /km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 350.0 per square mile (135.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 39 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.2% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 108 people, 46 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 841.8 people per square mile (320.8/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 413.1 per square mile (157.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 46 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,313, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,690. There were 21.4% of families and 26.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 41.9% of under eighteens and 29.4% of those over 64.

Notable people[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 June 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ Gray, Patrick Leopoldo (1905). Gray's Doniphan County History: A Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years. Roycroft Press. p. 45. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 178. 
  9. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 671. 
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ DeLorme (2003). Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. p. 26. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.

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