Wallace, Kansas

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Wallace, Kansas
City
Barbed-wire buffalo sculpture stands in front of the Fort Wallace Museum (2006)
Barbed-wire buffalo sculpture stands in front of the Fort Wallace Museum (2006)
Location within Wallace County and Kansas
Location within Wallace County and Kansas
KDOT map of Wallace County (legend)
KDOT map of Wallace County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 101°35′31″W / 38.91361°N 101.59194°W / 38.91361; -101.59194Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 101°35′31″W / 38.91361°N 101.59194°W / 38.91361; -101.59194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Wallace
Area[1]
 • Total 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Land 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,314 ft (1,010 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 57
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 58
 • Density 140/sq mi (55/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 67761
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-74750 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0471163 [5]

Wallace is a city in Wallace County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 57.[6]

History[edit]

The city began with the establishment of Fort Wallace, ordered built by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The first post office in Wallace was established in August 1872.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wallace is located at 38°54′49″N 101°35′31″W / 38.91361°N 101.59194°W / 38.91361; -101.59194 (38.913671, -101.591874).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wallace has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 173
1890 220 27.2%
1940 102
1950 111 8.8%
1960 110 −0.9%
1970 112 1.8%
1980 86 −23.2%
1990 75 −12.8%
2000 67 −10.7%
2010 57 −14.9%
Est. 2015 58 [3] 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 57 people, 24 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 142.5 inhabitants per square mile (55.0/km2). There were 32 housing units at an average density of 80.0 per square mile (30.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 24 households of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.2% 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 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 49.6 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.3% were from 25 to 44; 40.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 67 people, 30 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 166.7 people per square mile (64.7/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 87.1 per square mile (33.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 30 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 17.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $13,125, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,005. There were 28.6% of families and 29.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 38.5% of under eighteens and 19.2% of those over 64.

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 August 31, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Wallace, Kansas

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