Bird City, Kansas

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Bird City, Kansas
City
Location within Cheyenne County and Kansas
Location within Cheyenne County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cheyenne County (legend)
KDOT map of Cheyenne County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°45′3″N 101°32′1″W / 39.75083°N 101.53361°W / 39.75083; -101.53361Coordinates: 39°45′3″N 101°32′1″W / 39.75083°N 101.53361°W / 39.75083; -101.53361
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cheyenne
Area[1]
 • Total 2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
 • Land 2.23 sq mi (5.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,461 ft (1,055 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 447
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 436
 • Density 200/sq mi (77/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67731
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-06825 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470980 [5]

Bird City is a city in Cheyenne County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 447.[6]

History[edit]

Bird City was founded in 1885.[7] It was named for Benjamin Bird, a cattleman.[8] The surrounding area was originally used predominately for livestock grazing.[9]

Bird City was a station and shipping point on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[10]

Geography[edit]

Bird City is located at 39°45′3″N 101°32′1″W / 39.75083°N 101.53361°W / 39.75083; -101.53361 (39.750950, -101.533480).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bird City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 145
1900 88 −39.3%
1910 190 115.9%
1920 489 157.4%
1930 740 51.3%
1940 694 −6.2%
1950 784 13.0%
1960 678 −13.5%
1970 671 −1.0%
1980 546 −18.6%
1990 467 −14.5%
2000 482 3.2%
2010 447 −7.3%
Est. 2015 436 [3] −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 447 people, 211 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 200.4 inhabitants per square mile (77.4/km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 118.4 per square mile (45.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.0% of the population.

There were 211 households of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 47.4 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% 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 482 people, 232 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 216.1 people per square mile (83.5/km²). There were 285 housing units at an average density of 127.8 per square mile (49.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.17% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.90% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 43.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.4% 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 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 33.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,714, and the median income for a family was $32,589. Males had a median income of $24,531 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,680. About 15.0% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Popular culture[edit]

Danna Nelson, the 1986 homecoming queen from Bird City appeared as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. Host David Letterman chatted with her among other guests for the evening.[13]

Education[edit]

Bird City is served by USD 103 Cheylin.[14] School unification consolidated Bird City and McDonald schools in 1975 creating USD 103.[15] The Cheylin High School mascot is Cheylin Cougars.

Bird City High School was closed through school unification. The Bird City High School mascot was Cardinals.[16]

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 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cheyenne County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Bird City, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "History". City of Bird City, Kansas. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 186. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Bird City, Kansas
  13. ^ "Late Night With David Letterman Season 5 Episode 130 Show #0788". TV.com. November 11, 1986. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Cheylin USD 103". USD 103. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Cheylin provides new name in Liberty loop", The Salina Journal, 7 September 1975, p..
  16. ^ "Bird City is AA Loop Champ", The Salina Journal, 21 November 1954, p.19.

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