Kansas, Oklahoma

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Kansas, Oklahoma
Location of Kansas, Oklahoma
Location of Kansas, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°12′9″N 94°47′42″W / 36.20250°N 94.79500°W / 36.20250; -94.79500Coordinates: 36°12′9″N 94°47′42″W / 36.20250°N 94.79500°W / 36.20250; -94.79500
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyDelaware
Area
 • Total1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Land1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,145 ft (349 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total802
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
800
 • Density431.73/sq mi (166.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
74347
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-38600[3]
GNIS feature ID1094286[4]

Kansas is a town in Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 802 at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

Kansas is located in southern Delaware County. U.S. Route 412, the Cherokee Turnpike, bypasses the town to the north, with access from Exit 28 (U.S. Route 59) north of the east end of town. The turnpike leads west 69 miles (111 km) to Tulsa. To the east, US 412 and 59 lead 13 miles (21 km) to the Arkansas border at Siloam Springs. US 59 leads north from the town of Kansas 19 miles (31 km) to Jay, the Delaware County seat. Oklahoma State Highway 10 leads south 29 miles (47 km) to Tahlequah.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kansas, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 46.8
(8.2)
52.2
(11.2)
62
(17)
72.3
(22.4)
78.1
(25.6)
85.2
(29.6)
91.3
(32.9)
90.6
(32.6)
82.7
(28.2)
73.2
(22.9)
60.4
(15.8)
49.8
(9.9)
70.4
(21.3)
Average low °F (°C) 25.2
(−3.8)
29.7
(−1.3)
38.8
(3.8)
48.6
(9.2)
56.2
(13.4)
64.1
(17.8)
68.4
(20.2)
67.2
(19.6)
60.5
(15.8)
49.6
(9.8)
39.1
(3.9)
29.1
(−1.6)
48
(9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.2
(56)
2.3
(58)
4.2
(110)
4.3
(110)
5.4
(140)
5
(130)
2.6
(66)
3.8
(97)
5.4
(140)
4.1
(100)
3.9
(99)
3.2
(81)
46.4
(1,180)
Source 1: weather.com
Source 2: Weatherbase.com [6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920154
19301635.8%
1970317
198049154.9%
199055613.2%
200068523.2%
201080217.1%
Est. 2019800[2]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 802 people, 231 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 457.7 people per square mile (176.3/km2). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 173.7 per square mile (66.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 45.84% White, 46.42% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 7.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 231 households, out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 18.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 34.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,893, and the median income for a family was $26,736. Males had a median income of $19,000 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,984. About 26.5% of families and 30.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.2% of those under age 18 and 17.5% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Kansas is the location of one of the few remaining domestic custom pew manufacturers. Born Again Pews began in 2005 as a ministry service, and evolved into a successful operation.[8]

Kansas is the location of one of the four campuses of Northeast Tech, a vocational and technical school.[9] The Kansas campus has approximately 300 students, both adults as well as high school juniors and seniors from the Colcord, Jay, Locust Grove, Oaks, and Kansas schools districts.[10]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Kansas town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Weather for Kansas, Oklahoma, United States".
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.bornagainpews.com
  9. ^ "About Us". Northeast Tech. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  10. ^ "Kansas Campus". Northeast Tech. Retrieved August 3, 2020.