Waterville, Kansas

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Waterville, Kansas
City
Waterville Opera House, built in 1904.
Waterville Opera House, built in 1904.
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°41′31″N 96°44′54″W / 39.69194°N 96.74833°W / 39.69194; -96.74833Coordinates: 39°41′31″N 96°44′54″W / 39.69194°N 96.74833°W / 39.69194; -96.74833
Country United States
State Kansas
County Marshall
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 680
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 668
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66548
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-75950 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0473159 [5]
Website Waterville Chamber

Waterville is a city in Marshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 680.[6]

History[edit]

Waterville was founded in 1868 by the railroad company.[7] It was named after Waterville, Maine, the hometown of a railroad official.[8]

The first post office in Waterville was established in February 1868.[9] Waterville was incorporated as a village in 1870, and as a city the next year.[7]

Geography[edit]

Waterville is located at 39°41.5′N 96°45′W / 39.6917°N 96.750°W / 39.6917; -96.750. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), of which, 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Waterville lies in the Blue River Valley, with the Little Blue River running just north of its city limits.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 615
1890 577 −6.2%
1900 610 5.7%
1910 704 15.4%
1920 665 −5.5%
1930 598 −10.1%
1940 717 19.9%
1950 676 −5.7%
1960 700 3.6%
1970 632 −9.7%
1980 694 9.8%
1990 601 −13.4%
2000 681 13.3%
2010 680 −0.1%
Est. 2015 651 [10] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 680 people, 294 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,387.8 inhabitants per square mile (535.8/km2). There were 331 housing units at an average density of 675.5 per square mile (260.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 294 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 41 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 681 people, 292 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,351.1 people per square mile (525.9/km²). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 650.7 per square mile (253.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.50% White, 0.29% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 292 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,136, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $29,107 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,833. About 8.0% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Waterville is served by USD 498 Valley Heights. Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School is located halfway between the towns of Blue Rapids and Waterville. The Valley Heights mascot is Mustangs.[11]

Waterville High School was closed through school unification. The Waterville High School mascot was Waterville Yellow Jackets.[12]

See also[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. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  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. ^ a b Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 895. 
  8. ^ Foster, Emma Elizabeth Calderhead (1917). History of Marshall County, Kansas: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 197. 
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Valley Heights USD 498". USD 498. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Waterville Rolls By Riley County", The Manhattan Mercury, 12 January 1964, p.3.

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