Mapleton, Kansas

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Mapleton, Kansas
City
Location within Bourbon County and Kansas
Location within Bourbon County and Kansas
KDOT map of Bourbon County (legend)
KDOT map of Bourbon County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°0′50″N 94°52′58″W / 38.01389°N 94.88278°W / 38.01389; -94.88278Coordinates: 38°0′50″N 94°52′58″W / 38.01389°N 94.88278°W / 38.01389; -94.88278
Country United States
State Kansas
County Bourbon
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 84
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 82
 • Density 170/sq mi (65/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66754
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-44550 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0478152 [5]

Mapleton is a city in Bourbon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 84.[6]

History[edit]

Mapleton was originally called Eldora, and under the latter name was founded in 1857.[7] A post office was established under the name Mapleton in 1857.[8] The first store in Mapleton opened in 1858.[9] In 1861, the name of the town was officially changed to Mapleton, matching the name of the post office.[10] Mapleton was so named for a grove of maple trees near the original town site.[11]

Geography[edit]

Mapleton is located at 38°0′50″N 94°52′58″W / 38.01389°N 94.88278°W / 38.01389; -94.88278 (38.013965, -94.882741).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), of which, 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 53
1890 175 230.2%
1910 230
1920 230 0.0%
1930 251 9.1%
1940 226 −10.0%
1950 213 −5.8%
1960 127 −40.4%
1970 112 −11.8%
1980 121 8.0%
1990 96 −20.7%
2000 98 2.1%
2010 84 −14.3%
Est. 2015 82 [3] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 84 people, 41 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 171.4 inhabitants per square mile (66.2/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 98.0 per square mile (37.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White and 1.2% Asian.

There were 41 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 43.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 45 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 98 people, 43 households, and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 198.6 people per square mile (77.2/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 93.2 per square mile (36.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.96% White, 1.02% Native American, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 43 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $28,056. Males had a median income of $12,344 versus $14,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,643. There were no families and 10.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.2% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

Further reading[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. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". 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. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 221. 
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Robley, T. F. (1894). History of Bourbon County, Kansas: To the Close of 1865. Press of the Monitor book & printing Company. p. 63. 
  10. ^ Kansas (1861). General Laws of the State of Kansas. Kansas State Journal. p. 206. 
  11. ^ "Many Towns Have Disappeared". The Fort Scott Tribune. July 16, 1976. pp. 3C. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Fred Burke". Kansaspedia. Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 

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