Westphalia, Kansas

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Westphalia, Kansas
City
Location of Westphalia, Kansas
Location of Westphalia, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°10′52″N 95°29′27″W / 38.18111°N 95.49083°W / 38.18111; -95.49083Coordinates: 38°10′52″N 95°29′27″W / 38.18111°N 95.49083°W / 38.18111; -95.49083
Country United States
State Kansas
County Anderson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 163
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 160
 • Density 857.9/sq mi (331.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66093
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-77250[4]
GNIS feature ID 0477874[5]

Westphalia is a city in Anderson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 163.[6]

History[edit]

Westphalia was platted in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was originally built up chiefly by Germans.[7]

The first post office in Westphalia was established in June 1880.[8]

Geography[edit]

Westphalia is located at 38°10′52″N 95°29′27″W / 38.18111°N 95.49083°W / 38.18111; -95.49083 (38.181226, -95.490698)[9]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 152
2000 165 8.6%
2010 163 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 163 people, 62 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.9 inhabitants per square mile (331.2 /km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 405.3 per square mile (156.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.2% White, 1.8% African American, 1.8% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 62 households of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.41.

The median age in the city was 30.3 years. 36.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 165 people, 66 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 834.8 people per square mile (318.5/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 379.5 per square mile (144.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.15% White, 1.82% Native American, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 66 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,500, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,305. About 30.8% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 60.0% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Unified School District No. 365 operates Westphalia Elementary School in Westphalia and Anderson County Junior-Senior High School in Garnett.[10]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • The History Of Anderson County, Kansas, From Its First Settlement To The Fourth Of July, 1876; W.A. Johnson; Kauffman & Iler; 1877.[11]
  • Plat Book Of Anderson County, Kansas, Compiled From County Records And Actual Survey; Northwest Publishing Co; 1901.[12]
  • Kansas: A Cyclopedia Of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 1912.[13][14][15]
  • History Of The State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883.[16]

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 March 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 902. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "School Campuses." Unified School District No. 365. Retrieved on November 8, 2013.
  11. ^ The History Of Anderson County, Kansas, From Its First Settlement To The Fourth Of July, 1876; 1877.
  12. ^ Plat Book Of Anderson County, Kansas, Compiled From County Records And Actual Survey; 1901.
  13. ^ Kansas: A Cyclopedia Of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc - Vol 1; 1912.
  14. ^ Kansas: A Cyclopedia Of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc - Vol 2; 1912.
  15. ^ Kansas: A Cyclopedia Of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc - Vol 3; 1912.
  16. ^ History Of The State of Kansas; 1883.

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