Carbondale, Kansas

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Carbondale, Kansas
City
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Location within Osage County and Kansas
Location within Osage County and Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°49′6″N 95°41′30″W / 38.81833°N 95.69167°W / 38.81833; -95.69167Coordinates: 38°49′6″N 95°41′30″W / 38.81833°N 95.69167°W / 38.81833; -95.69167
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
Area[1]
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,437
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 1,396
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (720/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66414
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-10600 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0479448 [5]
Website carbondaleks.com

Carbondale is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,437.[6]

History[edit]

Carbondale was founded in 1869. It initially grew as a coal town of the Carbon Coal Company.[7] Coal is a carbon-based fuel, hence the name.[8]

From 1906 to 1908 the Daughters of the American Revolution of Kansas placed sixty-six markers along the path of the Santa Fe Trail as it ran through Kansas. Number seventeen is located in Carbondale.

Geography[edit]

Carbondale is located at 38°49′6″N 95°41′30″W / 38.81833°N 95.69167°W / 38.81833; -95.69167 (38.818411, -95.691533).[9] It is the first city south of Topeka, Kansas on U.S. Highway 75. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), of which, 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 710
1890 847 19.3%
1900 625 −26.2%
1910 461 −26.2%
1920 383 −16.9%
1930 399 4.2%
1940 415 4.0%
1950 453 9.2%
1960 664 46.6%
1970 1,041 56.8%
1980 1,518 45.8%
1990 1,526 0.5%
2000 1,478 −3.1%
2010 1,437 −2.8%
Est. 2015 1,396 [3] −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

Carbondale is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,437 people, 590 households, and 385 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,916.0 inhabitants per square mile (739.8/km2). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 849.3 per square mile (327.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 590 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,478 people, 581 households, and 393 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,020.0 people per square mile (781.7/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 843.3 per square mile (326.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.75% White, 0.27% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population.

There were 581 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,550, and the median income for a family was $39,226. Males had a median income of $29,226 versus $21,300 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,729. About 9.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Carbondale City Library is located inside the City building in Carbondale, Kansas. The library opened in 1971 and is a member of the Northeast Kansas Library System, NEKLS. The library has a wide selection of children's and adult books. They have an extensive collection of large print books. The library also boasts a selection of audiobooks on tape and compact disc. The library has patron computers with a wide variety of programs and free use of the internet. The library also has a Friends of the Library organization which meets monthly.

Education[edit]

Carbondale is served by USD 434 Santa Fe Trail. USD 434 includes Carbondale, Scranton and Overbrook. The Carbondale attendance center houses grades K-8.[1] The district high school is Santa Fe Trail High School.[11]

The Santa Fe Trail Chargers won the Kansas State High School boys class 4A basketball championship in 1997 and the girls class 4A basketball championship in 1998.[12]

Carbondale High School was closed through school unification. The Carbondale Vikings[13] won the Kansas State High School boys class B basketball championship in 1951.[12]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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 February 11, 2012. 
  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. 287. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 255. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Santa Fe Trail USD 434". USD 434. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Carbondale Cops State Class B Title", The Hutchinson News, 18 March 1951, p.17.

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