Yates Center, Kansas

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Yates Center, Kansas
City
Location of Yates Center, Kansas
Location of Yates Center, Kansas
Map of Woodson Co, Ks, USA.png
Coordinates: 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444Coordinates: 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444
Country United States
State Kansas
County Woodson
Area[1]
 • Total 3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Land 2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,417
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,403
 • Density 542.9/sq mi (209.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66783
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-80700[4]
GNIS feature ID 0474470[5]
Website CityOfYatesCenter.com

Yates Center is a city in and the county seat of Woodson County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,417.[7]

History[edit]

Yates Center was founded in 1875. It was named for Abner Yates, the original owner of the town site.[8]

Over thirty buildings in downtown Yates Center, centering on Courthouse Square, are included in the Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District.[9]

Geography[edit]

Yates Center is located at 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444 (37.879948, -95.734522)[10]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2), of which, 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Yates Center has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,815
2000 1,599 −11.9%
2010 1,417 −11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,417 people, 664 households, and 347 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.9 inhabitants per square mile (209.6 /km2). There were 821 housing units at an average density of 314.6 per square mile (121.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 664 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.7% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,599 people, 716 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 553.9 people per square mile (213.6/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 292.3 per square mile (112.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.19% African American, 0.69% Native American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 716 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,920, and the median income for a family was $34,018. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $17,054 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,180. About 9.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.

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 6, 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. 316. 
  9. ^ KANSAS - Woodson County, Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Accessed 2008-10-20.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Yates Center, Kansas

Further reading[edit]

Yates Center
  • Toedman, Neil L. Welcome Yates Center: Population 2256, Hay Capital of the World. (1952)
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