Galatia, Kansas

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Galatia, Kansas
City
Location within Barton County and Kansas
Location within Barton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Barton County (legend)
KDOT map of Barton County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°38′29″N 98°57′32″W / 38.64139°N 98.95889°W / 38.64139; -98.95889Coordinates: 38°38′29″N 98°57′32″W / 38.64139°N 98.95889°W / 38.64139; -98.95889
Country United States
State Kansas
County Barton
Founded 1885
Area[1]
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,998 ft (609 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 39
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 39
 • Density 100/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67564
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-25050 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0475404 [5]

Galatia is a city in Barton County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 39.[6]

History[edit]

Settler David C. Barrows founded the community and laid out the town site in 1885.[7] Originally named Four Corners, settler Henry G. Weber renamed it Galatia after his hometown of Galatia, Illinois.[7][8] The first building constructed was a United Brethren church.[7] A post office was established at Galatia in 1889.[9] The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway opened a freight rail line to Galatia in 1916, and the town grew to include three grain elevators, a bank, a lumberyard, and three general stores. By 1921, the population had grown to 202. After that, however, the population began to decline.[7] The post office closed in 1966.[9]

Geography[edit]

Galatia is located at 38°38′29″N 98°57′32″W / 38.64139°N 98.95889°W / 38.64139; -98.95889 (38.641414, -98.958896) at an elevation of 1,998 feet (609 m).[10] Located in northwestern Barton County in central Kansas, Galatia is 22 miles (35 km) north-northwest of Great Bend, the county seat, 110 miles (180 km) northwest of Wichita, and 238 miles (383 km) west of Kansas City.[11][12] It is 6 miles (9.7 km) west of U.S. Route 281 and 7 miles (11 km) north of Kansas Highway 4.[11]

Galatia lies roughly 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Landon Creek, a tributary of the Smoky Hill River, in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[11][13]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 194
1940 150 −22.7%
1950 89 −40.7%
1960 73 −18.0%
1970 78 6.8%
1980 69 −11.5%
1990 47 −31.9%
2000 61 29.8%
2010 39 −36.1%
Est. 2015 38 [14] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 39 people, 20 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 102.6 inhabitants per square mile (39.6/km2). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 76.3 per square mile (29.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.

There were 20 households of which 10.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.58.

The median age in the city was 56.3 years. 12.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 7.8% were from 25 to 44; 43.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 64.1% male and 35.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 61 people, 27 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 164.4 people per square mile (63.7/km²). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 86.3 per square mile (33.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.61% White and 16.39% Native American.

There were 27 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 125.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,282. There were no families and 6.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Government[edit]

Galatia is a city of the third class with a mayor-council form of government. The city council consists of five members, and it meets on the first Tuesday of each month.[15]

Galatia lies within Kansas's 1st U.S. Congressional District. For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature, the city is located in the 33rd district of the Kansas Senate and the 109th district of the Kansas House of Representatives.[15]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

NW 190 Road, a paved county road, runs east-west through Galatia. Another paved county road, NW 100 Avenue, runs north-south through the community.[11]

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway formerly operated a freight rail line that ran east-west through Galatia, but the line has since been discontinued.[16][11]

Education[edit]

Galatia lies within Unified School District 431, based in nearby Hoisington.[17]

Media[edit]

Galatia is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Barton County". Kansas Heritage Project. Fort Hays State University. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Galatia, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "General Highway Map - Barton County, Kansas". Kansas Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  12. ^ "Galatia, KS". Google Maps. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  13. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Galatia". Directory of Kansas Public Officials. The League of Kansas Municipalities. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  16. ^ "General Highway Map - Barton County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 1980. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  17. ^ "USD 431 District Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  18. ^ "Kansas". TV Market Maps. EchoStar Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 

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