LeRoy, Kansas

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LeRoy, Kansas
City
Location within Coffey County and Kansas
Location within Coffey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Coffey County (legend)
KDOT map of Coffey County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°5′2″N 95°37′59″W / 38.08389°N 95.63306°W / 38.08389; -95.63306Coordinates: 38°5′2″N 95°37′59″W / 38.08389°N 95.63306°W / 38.08389; -95.63306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Coffey
Area[1]
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 561
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 555
 • Density 680/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66857
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-39650 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0478086 [5]
Website leroykansas.com

LeRoy is a city in Coffey County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 561.[6]

History[edit]

LeRoy was founded in 1855. It was named after the city of Le Roy, Illinois.[7]

The first post office in LeRoy (a name also spelled historically as Leroy) was established in 1856.[8]

During the Civil War the town had a military post from 1861 to 1864. LeRoy's post was one of a number of posts in eastern Kansas that existed to guard against Confederate guerrilla attacks and attacks by unfriendly Indians. On May 22, 1862, the 1st Regiment, Indian Home Guard was organized at Le Roy.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

LeRoy is located at 38°5′2″N 95°37′59″W / 38.08389°N 95.63306°W / 38.08389; -95.63306 (38.083958, -95.633139).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), of which 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, LeRoy has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 222
1870 410 84.7%
1880 545 32.9%
1890 893 63.9%
1900 772 −13.5%
1910 861 11.5%
1920 815 −5.3%
1930 788 −3.3%
1940 751 −4.7%
1950 695 −7.5%
1960 601 −13.5%
1970 551 −8.3%
1980 701 27.2%
1990 568 −19.0%
2000 593 4.4%
2010 561 −5.4%
Est. 2015 548 [11] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 561 people, 230 households, and 156 families residing in the city. The population density was 684.1 inhabitants per square mile (264.1/km2). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 328.0 per square mile (126.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 230 households of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 593 people, 239 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 704.6 people per square mile (272.6/km²). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 318.4 per square mile (123.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.13% White, 0.17% Native American, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.01% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% 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 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,341, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $25,469 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,034. About 6.6% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Gridley is served by USD 245 Southern Coffey County. School unification consolidated LeRoy and Gridley schools forming USD 245 in 2003. The Southern Coffey County High School mascot is Titans.[12]

LeRoy High School was closed through school unification. The LeRoy High School mascot was LeRoy Bluejays.[13]

Notable person[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  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. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 165. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for LeRoy, Kansas
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "USD 245 Southern Coffey County - Schools". USD 245. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "LeRoy", The Iola Register, 18 October 1961, p.4.

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