Arlington, Kansas

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Arlington, Kansas
City
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°53′47″N 98°10′46″W / 37.89639°N 98.17944°W / 37.89639; -98.17944Coordinates: 37°53′47″N 98°10′46″W / 37.89639°N 98.17944°W / 37.89639; -98.17944
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Area[1]
 • Total 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,594 ft (486 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 473
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 457
 • Density 440/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67514
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-02325 [4]
GNIS ID 0473622 [5]

Arlington is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 473.[6]

History[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Reno County

Arlington was founded in 1877.[7] It was named after Arlington, Massachusetts.[8] The first post office in Arlington was established in February 1878.[9]

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Arlington to Pratt.[10] In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

Geography[edit]

Arlington is located at 37°53′47″N 98°10′46″W / 37.89639°N 98.17944°W / 37.89639; -98.17944 (37.896363, -98.179313).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 312
1910 450 44.2%
1920 500 11.1%
1930 501 0.2%
1940 440 −12.2%
1950 405 −8.0%
1960 466 15.1%
1970 503 7.9%
1980 631 25.4%
1990 457 −27.6%
2000 459 0.4%
2010 473 3.1%
Est. 2015 457 [3] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 473 people, 200 households, and 124 families residing in the city. The population density was 442.1 inhabitants per square mile (170.7/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 215.9 per square mile (83.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 200 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 459 people, 202 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 383.1 people per square mile (147.7/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 182.0 per square mile (70.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 0.22% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 202 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,453, and the median income for a family was $38,571. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,289. About 4.4% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 268. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Arlington, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Rock Island Rail History
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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