Elk Falls, Kansas

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Elk Falls, Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
Location within Elk County and Kansas
KDOT map of Elk County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°22′19″N 96°11′24″W / 37.37194°N 96.19000°W / 37.37194; -96.19000Coordinates: 37°22′19″N 96°11′24″W / 37.37194°N 96.19000°W / 37.37194; -96.19000
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyElk
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land0.86 sq mi (2.23 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 • Total107
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
95
 • Density120/sq mi (48/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67345
Area code620
FIPS code20-20300 [4]
GNIS feature ID0469868 [5]

Elk Falls is a city in Elk County, Kansas, United States, along the Elk River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 107.[6]

History[edit]

The first European-American house was built at Elk Falls in 1870, and a post office was opened that same year.[7] Elk Falls was named for a waterfall on the Elk River, near where the town developed.[8] Two early settlers in the rural community were the widow Prudence Crandall (who took back her maiden name after her husband died), an educator from Connecticut who had established an academy in the 1830s for African-American girls and young women; and her brother Hezekiah. They both died here and were buried in the town cemetery.[9]

Geography[edit]

Elk Falls is located at 37°22′19″N 96°11′24″W / 37.37194°N 96.19000°W / 37.37194; -96.19000 (37.371950, -96.190115).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), of which, 0.86 square miles (2.23 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880513
1890350−31.8%
1910271
1920203−25.1%
193028841.9%
19402942.1%
1950276−6.1%
1960179−35.1%
1970124−30.7%
198015121.8%
1990122−19.2%
2000112−8.2%
2010107−4.5%
Est. 201695[3]−11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 107 people, 54 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 124.4 inhabitants per square mile (48.0/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 79.1 per square mile (30.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 1.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 4.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 54 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.52.

The median age in the city was 52.9 years. 16.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.3% were from 25 to 44; 42.9% were from 45 to 64; and 28% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 112 people, 51 households, and 32 families residing in the city. The population density was 128.5 people per square mile (49.7/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 84.9 per square mile (32.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.86% White, 0.89% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.

There were 51 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 27.5% 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 2.20 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,893, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,817. There were 6.7% of families and 2.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Elk Falls is served by USD 282 West Elk Schools. West Elk High School is located in Howard. The West Elk High School mascot is Patriots.[11]

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 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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 June 18, 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. 575.
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 117.
  9. ^ "Prudence Crandall Interstate Memorial Marker", Travel Kansas
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "West Elk Schools". USD 282. Retrieved 4 January 2017.

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