Grainfield, Kansas

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Grainfield, Kansas
City
Grainfield during Christmas season (2006)
Grainfield during Christmas season (2006)
Location within Gove County and Kansas
Location within Gove County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gove County (legend)
KDOT map of Gove County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°6′51″N 100°28′3″W / 39.11417°N 100.46750°W / 39.11417; -100.46750Coordinates: 39°6′51″N 100°28′3″W / 39.11417°N 100.46750°W / 39.11417; -100.46750
Country United States
State Kansas
County Gove
Area[1]
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,812 ft (857 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 277
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 264
 • Density 580/sq mi (220/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67737
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-27200 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0471345 [5]

Grainfield is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 277.[6]

Geography[edit]

Grainfield is located at 39°6′51″N 100°28′3″W / 39.11417°N 100.46750°W / 39.11417; -100.46750 (39.114101, -100.467540).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Grainfield had its start in the year 1879 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[8] It was named from the wheat fields in the vicinity.[9]

The first post office in Grainfield was established in May, 1879.[10]

The Grainfield Opera House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 77
1890 99 28.6%
1900 115 16.2%
1910 309 168.7%
1920 290 −6.1%
1930 343 18.3%
1940 341 −0.6%
1950 371 8.8%
1960 389 4.9%
1970 374 −3.9%
1980 417 11.5%
1990 357 −14.4%
2000 327 −8.4%
2010 277 −15.3%
Est. 2015 264 [3] −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 277 people, 127 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 577.1 inhabitants per square mile (222.8/km2). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 337.5 per square mile (130.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 127 households of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 46.2 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 327 people, 141 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 690.3 people per square mile (268.6/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 335.7/sq mi (130.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.25% White, 1.53% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% 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 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,958, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $29,844 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,443. About 9.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Grainfield is served by USD 292 Wheatland. The Wheatland High School mascot is Thunderhawks.[11]

Gallery[edit]

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 "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. 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 September 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 772. 
  9. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 29. 
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "USD 292 Wheatland". USD 292. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 

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