Herndon, Kansas

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Herndon, Kansas
City
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rawlins County (legend)
KDOT map of Rawlins County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611Coordinates: 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rawlins
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,671 ft (814 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 129
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 128
 • Density 500/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67739
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-31475 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470915 [5]

Herndon is a city in Rawlins County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 129.[6]

History[edit]

Herndon was originally called Pesth (after Budapest, Hungary) and under the latter name was laid out in 1878. It was renamed Herndon in 1879, in honor of William H. Herndon, law partner of Abraham Lincoln.[7] Herndon was incorporated as a city in 1906.[8]

Geography[edit]

Herndon is located at 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611 (39.909468, -100.786094).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 273
1920 411 50.5%
1930 430 4.6%
1940 443 3.0%
1950 321 −27.5%
1960 339 5.6%
1970 268 −20.9%
1980 220 −17.9%
1990 170 −22.7%
2000 149 −12.4%
2010 129 −13.4%
Est. 2015 128 [3] −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 129 people, 66 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 496.2 inhabitants per square mile (191.6/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 396.2 per square mile (153.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 2.3% African American, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 66 households of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% 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 2.70.

The median age in the city was 51.1 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 149 people, 83 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.1 people per square mile (213.1/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 402.9 per square mile (153.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.33% White, and 0.67% from two or more races.

There were 83 households out of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.4% were non-families. 54.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 39.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,250, and the median income for a family was $24,583. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $11,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,005. There were 7.7% of families and 12.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 17.8% of under eighteens and 9.8% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Herndon is served by USD 105 Rawlins County. Rawlins County High School is located in Atwood. The Rawlins County High School mascot is Buffaloes.[10]

Herndon schools were closed in 2004 through school unification. The Herndon High School mascot was Herndon Beavers.[11]

Notable people[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. 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. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 267. 
  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. 839. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Rawlins County USD 105". USD 105. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Herndon boys hope to go out is style Friday", The Hays Daily News, 19 February 2004, p.9.

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