Baileyville, Kansas

Coordinates: 39°50′55″N 96°11′25″W / 39.84861°N 96.19028°W / 39.84861; -96.19028
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Baileyville, Kansas
Historical Marion Hall in Baileyville (2021)
Historical Marion Hall in Baileyville (2021)
KDOT map of Nemaha County (legend)
Baileyville is located in Kansas
Baileyville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°50′55″N 96°11′25″W / 39.84861°N 96.19028°W / 39.84861; -96.19028[1]
CountryUnited States
Named forWillis J. Bailey
Elevation1,309 ft (399 m)
 • Total182
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
FIPS code20-03675
GNIS ID2629152[1]

Baileyville is an unincorporated community in western Nemaha County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 182.[2] It is located six miles west of Seneca on U.S. Route 36.


The community was founded as Haytown, then renamed by Willis J. Bailey and his father to Baileyville. In 1903, Willis became the 16th Governor of Kansas Willis J. Bailey.[3] The first post office in Baileyville was established in 1880.[4]

As of 1902, Baileyville was reported to be one of two sundown towns in the state, where African Americans were not allowed to reside.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).

2020 census[edit]

The 2020 United States census counted 182 people, 79 households, and 55 families in Baileyville.[6][7] The population density was 150.4 per square mile (58.1/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 68.6 per square mile (26.5/km2).[7][8] The racial makeup was 98.9% (180) white or European American (98.9% non-Hispanic white), 0.0% (0) black or African-American, 0.0% (0) Native American or Alaska Native, 0.0% (0) Asian, 0.0% (0) Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% (2) from other races, and 0.0% (0) from two or more races.[9] Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.1% (2) of the population.[10]

Of the 79 households, 22.8% had children under the age of 18; 62.0% were married couples living together; 17.7% had a female householder with no spouse or partner present. 29.1% of households consisted of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.[7] The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 1.9.[11] The percent of those with a bachelor’s degree or higher was estimated to be 0.0% of the population.[12]

25.3% of the population was under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males.[7] For every 100 females ages 18 and older, there were 100.0 males.[7]

The 2016-2020 5-year American Community Survey estimates show that the median household income was $52,700 (with a margin of error of +/- $28,533) and the median family income was $52,950 (+/- $38,982).[13]


Primary and secondary[edit]

The community is served by Nemaha Central USD 115 public school district. Nemaha Central High School is located in Seneca with the mascot Thunder.[14]

B&B High school closed in 2014 through school unification. The B&B High School mascot was Falcons.[15]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Highland Community College opened in Baileyville in June 2014.


The community is served by the Union Pacific Railroad and US highway 36.


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baileyville, Kansas
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Baileyville, Kansas (CDP) in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 10, 2022. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "Bioguide Search". Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "The evening bulletin. [volume] (Maysville, Ky.) 1887-1905, August 16, 1902, Image 3". The Evening Bulletin. Maysville, Kentucky. August 16, 1902. p. 3 – via Chronicling America.
  6. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P16: HOUSEHOLD TYPE". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  7. ^ a b c d e "US Census Bureau, Table DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  8. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  9. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P1: RACE". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  10. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P2: HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  11. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table S1101: HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  12. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table S1501: EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  13. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table S1903: MEDIAN INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN 2020 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)". Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  14. ^ "Nemaha Central Schools". USD 115. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  15. ^ "Baileyville begins final season". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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