Bison, Kansas

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Bison, Kansas
City
Location within Rush County and Kansas
Location within Rush County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rush County (legend)
KDOT map of Rush County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°31′15″N 99°11′51″W / 38.52083°N 99.19750°W / 38.52083; -99.19750Coordinates: 38°31′15″N 99°11′51″W / 38.52083°N 99.19750°W / 38.52083; -99.19750
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rush
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,014 ft (614 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 255
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 242
 • Density 980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67520
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-06950 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0475494 [5]

Bison is a city in Rush County, Kansas, United States, named for the native large ungulate of the region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 255.[6]

History[edit]

Bison was platted in 1888 by the railroad.[7][8] It was named for the American bison, which once grazed there.[8]

Bison was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[9]

The first post office in Bison was established in May 1888.[10]

Geography[edit]

Bison is located at 38°31′15″N 99°11′51″W / 38.52083°N 99.19750°W / 38.52083; -99.19750 (38.520718, -99.197528).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[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, Bison has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 357
1930 397 11.2%
1940 366 −7.8%
1950 326 −10.9%
1960 291 −10.7%
1970 285 −2.1%
1980 279 −2.1%
1990 252 −9.7%
2000 235 −6.7%
2010 255 8.5%
Est. 2015 242 [3] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 255 people, 104 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.8 inhabitants per square mile (378.7/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 453.8 per square mile (175.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 104 households of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 235 people, 97 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 910.6 people per square mile (349.0/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 465.0 per square mile (178.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.89% White, 3.40% African American, 1.28% Native American, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,122. About 6.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 12.8% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Bison is served by USD 403 Otis-Bison. School unification consolidated Bison and Otis schools forming USD 403. The Otis-Bison High School mascot is Cougars.[13]

Bison schools were closed through school unification. The Bison High School mascot was Buffaloes.[14]

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 21, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 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. 278. 
  8. ^ a b "History of Rush County". Rush County Economic Development. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 187. 
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Bison, Kansas
  13. ^ "USD 403". USD 403. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Western Kansas Basketball Results", Great Bend Tribune, 13 December 1967, p.5.

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