Severy, Kansas

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Severy, Kansas
City
Location within Greenwood County and Kansas
Location within Greenwood County and Kansas
KDOT map of Greenwood County (legend)
KDOT map of Greenwood County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°37′21″N 96°13′39″W / 37.62250°N 96.22750°W / 37.62250; -96.22750Coordinates: 37°37′21″N 96°13′39″W / 37.62250°N 96.22750°W / 37.62250; -96.22750
Country United States
State Kansas
County Greenwood
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 259
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 235
 • Density 530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67137
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-64050 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0474866 [5]

Severy is a city in Greenwood County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 259.[6]

History[edit]

Severy was originally called Gould, and under the latter name founded in 1879. When the Santa Fe Railway was built through the neighborhood, the name Severy was adopted in honor of Luther Severy, a railroad employee.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

Severy is located at 37°37′21″N 96°13′39″W / 37.62250°N 96.22750°W / 37.62250; -96.22750 (37.622487, -96.227635),[9] along K-99 south of its intersection with U.S. Route 400.[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 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, Severy has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 306
1890 389 27.1%
1900 489 25.7%
1910 608 24.3%
1920 551 −9.4%
1930 525 −4.7%
1940 570 8.6%
1950 477 −16.3%
1960 492 3.1%
1970 384 −22.0%
1980 447 16.4%
1990 357 −20.1%
2000 359 0.6%
2010 259 −27.9%
Est. 2016 235 [3] −9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 259 people, 132 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.6 inhabitants per square mile (204.1/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 381.6 per square mile (147.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races.

There were 132 households of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.0% were non-families. 47.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.1% 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 2.85.

The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 25.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 359 people, 152 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 710.9 people per square mile (277.2/km²). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 390.1 per square mile (152.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.38% White, 1.95% Native American, 0.28% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 152 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,393, and the median income for a family was $29,583. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,623. About 8.1% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Severy is served by USD 282 West Elk Schools. School unification consolidated Moline, Howard and Severy schools forming USD 282. West Elk High School is located in Howard. The West Elk High School mascot is Patriots.[12]

Severy High School was closed in school unification. The Severy High School mascot was Severy Wildcats.[13]

Notable people[edit]

  • Stanley Vestal, Western historian and author, including Dodge City, Queen of the Cowtowns, born near Severy in 1887

Parks and Recreation[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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 July 17, 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. 200. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Severy, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 64. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Severy, Kansas
  12. ^ "West Elk Schools". USD 282. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Press Helps Roughriders Open Solid Margin Early", The Emporia Gazette, 8 January 1969, p.19.

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