Narka, Kansas

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Narka, Kansas
City
Location within Republic County and Kansas
Location within Republic County and Kansas
KDOT map of Republic County (legend)
KDOT map of Republic County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°57′37″N 97°25′38″W / 39.96028°N 97.42722°W / 39.96028; -97.42722Coordinates: 39°57′37″N 97°25′38″W / 39.96028°N 97.42722°W / 39.96028; -97.42722
Country United States
State Kansas
County Republic
Area[1]
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,585 ft (483 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 94
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 92
 • Density 550/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66960
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-49350 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0472612 [5]

Narka is a city in Republic County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 94.[6]

History[edit]

Narka was founded in 1887.[7] It was named for the daughter of a railroad employee.[8] The first post office in Narka was established in November 1887.[9] Narka was incorporated as a city in 1894.[10]

Geography[edit]

Narka is located at 39°57′37″N 97°25′38″W / 39.960229°N 97.427351°W / 39.960229; -97.427351 (39.960229, -97.427351).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 258
1910 278 7.8%
1920 207 −25.5%
1930 252 21.7%
1940 193 −23.4%
1950 220 14.0%
1960 166 −24.5%
1970 130 −21.7%
1980 120 −7.7%
1990 113 −5.8%
2000 93 −17.7%
2010 94 1.1%
Est. 2015 89 [12] −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 94 people, 42 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 552.9 inhabitants per square mile (213.5/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 305.9 per square mile (118.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 42 households of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 10.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 93 people, 47 households, and 24 families residing in the city. The population density was 521.0 people per square mile (199.5/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 308.1 per square mile (118.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 47 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 44.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.7% 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 2.83.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 121.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,693. There were 22.2% of families and 23.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.8% of under eighteens and 37.5% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Narka is a part of USD 109 Republic County located in Belleville. The Republic County High School mascot is Republic County Buffaloes.[13]

Narka schools were closed through school unification. The Narka High School mascot was Narka Wildcats.[14]

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 October 18, 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. 271. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Narka, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 334. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Republic County Schools". USD 109. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "MUNDEN WINS FROM NARKA", The Belleville Telescope, 20 February 1941, p.8.

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