Park, Kansas

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Park, Kansas
Water tower and grain storage facilities (2008)
Water tower and grain storage facilities (2008)
Location within Gove County and Kansas
Location within Gove County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gove County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°6′44″N 100°21′38″W / 39.11222°N 100.36056°W / 39.11222; -100.36056Coordinates: 39°6′44″N 100°21′38″W / 39.11222°N 100.36056°W / 39.11222; -100.36056
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGove
Founded1870s
Incorporated1950
Named forBuffalo Park
Area
 • Total0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Land0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,749 ft (838 m)
Population
 • Total126
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
116
 • Density390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67751
Area code785
FIPS code20-54400 [4]
GNIS ID0471348 [5]
WebsiteInfo

Park is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 126.[6]

History[edit]

Park was originally called Buffalo Park, and under the latter name established in the late 1870s.[7] It was renamed Park in 1898 by postal officials.[8]

Geography[edit]

Park is located at 39°6′44″N 100°21′38″W / 39.11222°N 100.36056°W / 39.11222; -100.36056 (39.112299, -100.360501).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 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, Park has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950223
1960218−2.2%
1970178−18.3%
19801832.8%
1990150−18.0%
20001510.7%
2010126−16.6%
Est. 2016116[3]−7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 126 people, 63 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 393.8 inhabitants per square mile (152.0/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 240.6 per square mile (92.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 1.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 63 households of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 54.0% were non-families. 46.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 48.3 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.2% were from 25 to 44; 37.2% were from 45 to 64; and 20.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.0% male and 54.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 151 people, 77 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 477.0 people per square mile (182.2/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 281.1 per square mile (107.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 1.32% Native American, and 1.32% from two or more races.

There were 77 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city, the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,303. There were 8.9% of families and 10.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.3% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 444.
  8. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 29. ISBN 9780974435886.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Park, Kansas

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