Kansas, Illinois

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Kansas
Location of Kansas in Edgar County, Illinois.
Location of Kansas in Edgar County, Illinois.
Kansas is located in Edgar County, Illinois
Kansas
Kansas
Kansas's location in Edgar County
Coordinates: 39°33′10″N 87°56′22″W / 39.55278°N 87.93944°W / 39.55278; -87.93944Coordinates: 39°33′10″N 87°56′22″W / 39.55278°N 87.93944°W / 39.55278; -87.93944
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyEdgar
TownshipKansas
Area
 • Total1.02 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Land1.02 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
712 ft (217 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total787
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
737
 • Density719.02/sq mi (277.54/km2)
ZIP code
61933
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-38986
Websitekansasillinois.com

Kansas is a village in Kansas Township, Edgar County, Illinois, United States. The population was 787 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

The water tower in Kansas

Kansas is located at 39°33′13″N 87°56′18″W / 39.55361°N 87.93833°W / 39.55361; -87.93833 (39.553627, -87.938392).[3]

According to the 2010 census, Kansas has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), all land.[4]

History[edit]

A post office called Kansas has been in operation since 1855.[5] The town was named after the Kansas Territory.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880723
18901,03743.4%
19001,0491.2%
1910945−9.9%
1920944−0.1%
1930900−4.7%
1940875−2.8%
1950835−4.6%
1960815−2.4%
1970779−4.4%
19807911.5%
199088712.1%
2000842−5.1%
2010787−6.5%
Est. 2016737[2]−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 842 people, 340 households, and 228 families residing in the village. The population density was 818.9 people per square mile (315.6/km²). There were 378 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.46% White, 0.36% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 340 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $27,688, and the median income for a family was $34,318. Males had a median income of $28,942 versus $19,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,590. About 12.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Secondary education is provided by a public high school, Kansas High School. The school teams' nickname was the Bulldogs until 2004, since which it has been the Titans.[9]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  5. ^ "Edgar County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Kansas High School Gym". Retrieved 2015-01-22.

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