Old Store and Garage in Bushong (2009)
Location within Lyon County and Kansas
KDOT map of Lyon County (legend)
|• Mayor||Fred Fechter|
|• Total||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,391 ft (424 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||34|
|• Density||230/sq mi (87/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC−6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−5)|
|FIPS code||20-09675 |
|GNIS feature ID||0485487 |
The city, originally a whistle-stop of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, was first named "Weeks". The city took its present name in 1886 in honor of St. Louis Browns catcher Albert J. "Doc" Bushong. Following the Browns' victory in the 1886 World Series over the Chicago White Stockings, the Missouri Pacific Railroad honored several of the St. Louis players by naming some of their towns after the players. Bushong had played every game in the series and was at bat in Game Six, when the winning run scored by stealing home. The city of Bushong is the only one still carrying its name from the 1886 World Series.
During the Cold War, Bushong was the location of one of the first generations of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. The site, active from 1961–1965, was part of the 548th Strategic Missile Squadron.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 34 people, 12 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 226.7 inhabitants per square mile (87.5/km2). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile (41.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 12 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 33 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 55 people, 20 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 363.6 people per square mile (141.6/km²). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 145.4 per square mile (56.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.73% White, 1.82% African American, and 5.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.
There were 20 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, and 30.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 143.8 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,511. There were no families and 2.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
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- Doc Bushong; Society For American Baseball Research.
- The 548th Strategic Missile Squadron
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- USD 251, local school district
- Bushong City Map, KDOT