Dwight, Kansas

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Dwight, Kansas
City
Location within Morris County and Kansas
Location within Morris County and Kansas
KDOT map of Morris County (legend)
KDOT map of Morris County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°50′41″N 96°35′42″W / 38.84472°N 96.59500°W / 38.84472; -96.59500Coordinates: 38°50′41″N 96°35′42″W / 38.84472°N 96.59500°W / 38.84472; -96.59500
Country United States
State Kansas
County Morris
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,499 ft (457 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 272
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 261
 • Density 740/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66849
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-19125 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0485452 [5]
Website dwightks.net

Dwight is a city in Morris County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 272.[6]

History[edit]

Dwight had its start in the year 1887 by the building of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway through that territory.[7] It was named for Dwight Rathbone, the owner of the original town site.[8] Dwight was incorporated as a city in 1903.[9]

The Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway was foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

A post office was established in Dwight on March 19, 1887.[10]

Geography[edit]

Dwight is located at 38°50′41″N 96°35′42″W / 38.844602°N 96.594935°W / 38.844602; -96.594935 (38.844602, -96.594935).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 298
1920 246 −17.4%
1930 334 35.8%
1940 295 −11.7%
1950 281 −4.7%
1960 281 0.0%
1970 322 14.6%
1980 320 −0.6%
1990 365 14.1%
2000 330 −9.6%
2010 272 −17.6%
Est. 2015 261 [3] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 272 people, 117 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 735.1 inhabitants per square mile (283.8/km2). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 117 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Morris County

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 330 people, 143 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.8 people per square mile (344.4/km2). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 438.0 per square mile (170.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.85% White, 0.30% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.85% of the population.

There were 143 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,909, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,727. About 9.4% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Dwight government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7PM.[12]

Education[edit]

Dwight is part of USD 417 Morris County. The district high school is Council Grove High School.[13][14]

Dwight schools were closed through school unification. The Dwight Rockets[15] won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1966 and 1967.[16]

Further reading[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 March 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rock Island Rail History
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 246. 
  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. 556. 
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Dwight - Directory of Public Officials
  13. ^ USD 417
  14. ^ Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Two Unbeaten Teams In Class BB State Tourney", The Salina Journal, 9 March 1966, p.12.
  16. ^ "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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