Wheaton, Kansas

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Wheaton, Kansas
City
Location of Wheaton, Kansas
Location of Wheaton, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°30′8″N 96°19′4″W / 39.50222°N 96.31778°W / 39.50222; -96.31778Coordinates: 39°30′8″N 96°19′4″W / 39.50222°N 96.31778°W / 39.50222; -96.31778
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pottawatomie
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,503 ft (458 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 95
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 96
 • Density 633.3/sq mi (244.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66521
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-77700[4]
GNIS feature ID 0473427[5]

Wheaton is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 95.[6] It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The first post office in Wheaton was established in 1870, but it was called Leghorn until 1883.[7] The post office remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.[8]

Geography[edit]

Wheaton is located at 39°30′8″N 96°19′4″W / 39.50222°N 96.31778°W / 39.50222; -96.31778 (39.502313, -96.317779).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 106
2000 92 −13.2%
2010 95 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 95 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 633.3 inhabitants per square mile (244.5 /km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 340.0 per square mile (131.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White and 2.1% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.4% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 33.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 92 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 629.3 people per square mile (236.8/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 280.5 per square mile (105.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.65% White, 1.09% Asian, and 3.26% from two or more races.

There were 34 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,500, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $17,917 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,402. There were 20.0% of families and 38.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 66.0% of under eighteens and none 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 December 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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