Burdett, Kansas

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Burdett, Kansas
City
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pawnee County (legend)
KDOT map of Pawnee County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639Coordinates: 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pawnee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,123 ft (647 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 247
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 241
 • Density 910/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67523
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-09275 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0475831 [5]

Burdett is a city in Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 247.[6]

History[edit]

Burdett was a station and shipping point on the division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway that ran from Larned to Jetmore.[7] The community was named for the American humorist writer Robert Jones Burdette.[8]

A post office was opened in Brown's Grove (an extinct town) in 1877, but it was moved to Burdett in 1887.[9]

Geography[edit]

Burdett is located at 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639 (38.193410, -99.526456).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 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, Burdett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 285
1980 275 −3.5%
1990 248 −9.8%
2000 256 3.2%
2010 247 −3.5%
Est. 2015 241 [3] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 247 people, 102 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 914.8 inhabitants per square mile (353.2/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 474.1 per square mile (183.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.4% African American, and 0.4% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 102 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% 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 3.06.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 256 people, 108 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.7 people per square mile (395.4/km²). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 507.4 per square mile (197.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.09% White, 3.12% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% 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 2.95.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,490. About 6.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Burdett is served by USD 496 Pawnee Heights. The Pawnee Heights High School mascot is Tigers.[12]

Burdett High School was closed through school unification. The Burdett Tigers[13] won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1954.[14]

Notable people[edit]

  • Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930, he lived in Burdett during part of his teens.

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 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 252. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Burdett, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Burdett, Kansas
  12. ^ "Pawnee Heights - USD 496". USD 496. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Eight Letterman Return This Year for Burdett Tigers Football Team", Great Bend Tribune, 12 September 1961, p.5.
  14. ^ "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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