Neosho Rapids, Kansas

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Neosho Rapids, Kansas
City
Location within Lyon County and Kansas
Location within Lyon County and Kansas
KDOT map of Lyon County (legend)
KDOT map of Lyon County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°22′7″N 95°59′31″W / 38.36861°N 95.99194°W / 38.36861; -95.99194Coordinates: 38°22′7″N 95°59′31″W / 38.36861°N 95.99194°W / 38.36861; -95.99194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • Mayor Jenny Wagers[1]
 • City Clerk Linda Crawford[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 265
 • Estimate (2015)[4] 263
 • Density 520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66864
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-49875 [5]
GNIS feature ID 0477546 [6]

Neosho Rapids is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 265.[7]

History[edit]

Neosho Rapids was originally called Italia, and under the latter name laid out in 1855.[8] It was named Neosho Rapids in 1857 from the whitewater on the Neosho River.[8][9]

LIFE magazine did a 5-page feature article in the December 24, 1945, issue of servicemen coming home to the town for their first Christmas after WWII.[10]

Geography[edit]

Neosho Rapids is located at 38°22′7″N 95°59′31″W / 38.36861°N 95.99194°W / 38.36861; -95.99194 (38.368716, -95.991901).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), of which 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

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, Neosho Rapids has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 80
1890 308 285.0%
1910 256
1920 267 4.3%
1930 306 14.6%
1940 253 −17.3%
1950 204 −19.4%
1960 178 −12.7%
1970 234 31.5%
1980 289 23.5%
1990 235 −18.7%
2000 274 16.6%
2010 265 −3.3%
Est. 2015 263 [4] −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

Neosho Rapids is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 265 people, 105 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 530.0 inhabitants per square mile (204.6/km2). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 238.0 per square mile (91.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 105 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% 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 3.03.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 274 people, 104 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.9 people per square mile (215.9/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 235.9 per square mile (90.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 1.82% African American, 0.36% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,423, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,239. About 6.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 36.9% of those sixty five or over.

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