Rossville, Kansas

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Rossville, Kansas
City
Downtown Rossville (2006)
Downtown Rossville (2006)
Location within Shawnee County and Kansas
Location within Shawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Shawnee County (legend)
KDOT map of Shawnee County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139Coordinates: 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Shawnee
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,151
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 1,139
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (730/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66533
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-61400
GNIS ID 0478436 [4]
Website City Website

Rossville is a city in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,151.[5]

History[edit]

Rossville was founded in 1871.[6] It was named for William W. Ross, a Kansas reporter.[7]

Geography[edit]

Rossville is located at 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139 (39.136559, -95.951255).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 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, Rossville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 323
1890 420 30.0%
1900 555 32.1%
1910 672 21.1%
1920 664 −1.2%
1930 701 5.6%
1940 601 −14.3%
1950 577 −4.0%
1960 797 38.1%
1970 934 17.2%
1980 1,045 11.9%
1990 1,052 0.7%
2000 1,014 −3.6%
2010 1,151 13.5%
Est. 2015 1,137 [10] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2013 Estimate[12]

Rossville is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,151 people, 413 households, and 293 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,886.9 inhabitants per square mile (728.5/km2). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 734.4 per square mile (283.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 0.7% African American, 4.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 413 households of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,014 people, 383 households, and 279 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,075.2 people per square mile (799.0/km²). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 841.1 per square mile (323.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.48% White, 1.68% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 383 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,118, and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $25,347 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,103. About 2.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Rossville is located in the Kaw Valley Unified School District 321. Kaw Valley coming from the area that the school district is in. Kaw Valley serves portions of the Tri-County area which includes Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomie Counties. As well as portions of Jackson County. Kaw Valley serves the following cities: Emmett, Rossville, Saint Marys, and Delia. Kaw Valley

Sports[edit]

Rossville is home to a Summer Collegiate baseball team, the Rossville Rattlers. In 2013, the Rattlers won the National Baseball Congress 19 and Under World Series. The Rattlers play their games at Joe Campbell Memorial Stadium.[13] The Rattlers are members of the Mid-Plains League

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