Thayer, Kansas

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Thayer, Kansas
City
Location within Neosho County and Kansas
Location within Neosho County and Kansas
KDOT map of Neosho County (legend)
KDOT map of Neosho County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°29′14″N 95°28′34″W / 37.48722°N 95.47611°W / 37.48722; -95.47611Coordinates: 37°29′14″N 95°28′34″W / 37.48722°N 95.47611°W / 37.48722; -95.47611
Country United States
State Kansas
County Neosho
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 497
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 473
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66776
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-70300[4]
GNIS feature ID 0469679[5]

Thayer is a city in Neosho County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 497.[6]

History[edit]

Thayer was laid out in the fall of 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7][8] It was named for Nathaniel Thayer, a railroad employee.[9][10] The town was built up quickly and was incorporated as a city in 1871.[11]

Geography[edit]

Thayer is located at 37°29′14″N 95°28′34″W / 37.48722°N 95.47611°W / 37.48722; -95.47611 (37.487127, -95.476237).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), of which, 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[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, Thayer has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 311
1890 544 74.9%
1900 542 −0.4%
1910 542 0.0%
1920 528 −2.6%
1930 495 −6.2%
1940 461 −6.9%
1950 423 −8.2%
1960 396 −6.4%
1970 430 8.6%
1980 517 20.2%
1990 435 −15.9%
2000 500 14.9%
2010 497 −0.6%
Est. 2015 473 [3] −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 497 people, 197 households, and 136 families residing in the city. The population density was 662.7 inhabitants per square mile (255.9/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 294.7 per square mile (113.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 197 households of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% 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 3.05.

The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.7% male and 46.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 500 people, 183 households, and 137 families residing in the city. The population density was 751.5 people per square mile (288.1/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 305.1 per square mile (117.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.60% White, 1.40% Native American, 1.40% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,288, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,497. About 8.9% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Thayer is served by USD 447 Cherryvale.[14]

Thayer High School was closed through school unification. The Thayer High School mascot was the Flyer.[15]

Notable people[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 "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  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 June 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 839. 
  8. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 804. 
  9. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 252. 
  10. ^ "Profile for Thayer, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Duncan, L. Wallace (1902). History of Neosho and Wilson Counties, Kansas. Monitor Printing Company. p. 71. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ Climate Summary for Thayer, Kansas
  14. ^ "Cherryvale USD 447". USD 447. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Thayer High School". E-YEARBOOK.COM. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Shepherd, Nellie Ellen - The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture". Retrieved 14 February 2017. 

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