Leon, Kansas

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Leon, Kansas
City
Location within Butler County and Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
KDOT map of Butler County (legend)
KDOT map of Butler County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°41′22″N 96°46′59″W / 37.68944°N 96.78306°W / 37.68944; -96.78306Coordinates: 37°41′22″N 96°46′59″W / 37.68944°N 96.78306°W / 37.68944; -96.78306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Butler
Founded 1879
Incorporated 1882
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 704
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 701
 • Density 940/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67074
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-39450 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0474831 [5]

Leon is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 704.[6]

History[edit]

Leon was founded in 1879.[7] It was named after Leon, Iowa.[8] The first building, built in 1879, was the blacksmith shop of H. Belton.[9] Leon was incorporated as a city in 1882.[10]

Geography[edit]

Leon is located at 37°41′22″N 96°46′59″W / 37.689516°N 96.783109°W / 37.689516; -96.783109 (37.689516, -96.783109).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.[1] Leon is located in Little Walnut Township, Butler County, Kansas, and it is its principal city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 113
1890 456 303.5%
1900 527 15.6%
1910 494 −6.3%
1920 427 −13.6%
1930 587 37.5%
1940 573 −2.4%
1950 518 −9.6%
1960 541 4.4%
1970 510 −5.7%
1980 667 30.8%
1990 707 6.0%
2000 645 −8.8%
2010 704 9.1%
Est. 2015 701 [3] −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 704 people, 264 households, and 188 families residing in the city. The population density was 938.7 inhabitants per square mile (362.4/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 396.0 per square mile (152.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 0.6% African American, 2.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 264 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 645 people, 245 households, and 175 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,090.8 people per square mile (422.1/km2). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 454.9 per square mile (176.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.64% White, 0.62% African American, 1.71% Native American, 1.55% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.

There were 245 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,089, and the median income for a family was $48,000. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $25,859 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,953. About 6.7% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Leon is a part of USD 205 Bluestem. The Bluestem High School mascot is Lions.[12]

Prior to school unification, the Leon High School mascot was also Lions.[13] The Leon Lions won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1948 Boys Track & Field - Class B [14]
  • 1949 Boys Track & Field - Class B [14]
  • 1965 Boys Cross Country - Class B [15]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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 March 6, 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. 152. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Leon, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883)". 
  10. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 138. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Bluestem USD 205". USD 205. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Bluestem High School - Lions Tales Yearbook (Leon, KS)". E-YEARBOOK.COM. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Track & Field". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Cross Country". KSHSAA. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

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