McCracken, Kansas

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McCracken, Kansas
City
Location within Rush County and Kansas
Location within Rush County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rush County (legend)
KDOT map of Rush County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°35′6″N 99°34′19″W / 38.58500°N 99.57194°W / 38.58500; -99.57194Coordinates: 38°35′6″N 99°34′19″W / 38.58500°N 99.57194°W / 38.58500; -99.57194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rush
Area[1]
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,142 ft (653 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 190
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 185
 • Density 200/sq mi (77/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67556
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-43700 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0475480 [5]

McCracken is a city in Rush County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 190.[6]

History[edit]

McCracken was founded in 1886 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] It was named for J. K. McCracken, a railroad employee.[7][8][9]

Geography[edit]

McCracken is located at 38°35′6″N 99°34′19″W / 38.58500°N 99.57194°W / 38.58500; -99.57194 (38.585088, -99.571981).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all of it land.[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, McCracken has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Media[edit]

Part of the 1973 film Paper Moon was shot in the McCracken area.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 281
1900 312 11.0%
1910 371 18.9%
1920 491 32.3%
1930 594 21.0%
1940 534 −10.1%
1950 553 3.6%
1960 406 −26.6%
1970 333 −18.0%
1980 292 −12.3%
1990 231 −20.9%
2000 211 −8.7%
2010 190 −10.0%
Est. 2014 184 [12] −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 190 people, 96 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 200.0 inhabitants per square mile (77.2/km2). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 136.8 per square mile (52.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 0.5% African American, 2.1% Native American, and 3.7% from two or more races.

There were 96 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.9% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 53 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 28.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 211 people, 106 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 220.8 people per square mile (84.9/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 145.5 per square mile (55.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.47% Native American, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 106 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 44.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 28.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $34,750. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $25,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,957. About 12.3% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.9% of those sixty five or over.

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 September 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "History of Rush County". Rush County Economic Development. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 278. 
  9. ^ "Profile for McCracken, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for McCracken, Kansas
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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