Webber, Kansas

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Webber, Kansas
City
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°56′9″N 98°2′5″W / 39.93583°N 98.03472°W / 39.93583; -98.03472Coordinates: 39°56′9″N 98°2′5″W / 39.93583°N 98.03472°W / 39.93583; -98.03472
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jewell
Area[1]
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Land 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,673 ft (510 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 25
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 24
 • Density 230/sq mi (89/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66970
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-76250 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0471893 [5]

Webber is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25.[6]

History[edit]

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Webber to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

The first post office in Webber was established in November 1889.[7] The community was named for Dan Webber, an original landowner.[8]

Geography[edit]

Webber is located at 39°56′9″N 98°2′5″W / 39.93583°N 98.03472°W / 39.93583; -98.03472 (39.935809, -98.034726).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 126
1940 104 −17.5%
1950 96 −7.7%
1960 58 −39.6%
1970 49 −15.5%
1980 53 8.2%
1990 39 −26.4%
2000 37 −5.1%
2010 25 −32.4%
Est. 2015 24 [3] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 25 people, 13 households, and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 227.3 inhabitants per square mile (87.8/km2). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 245.5 per square mile (94.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 13 households of which 7.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, and 38.5% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the city was 58.8 years. 4% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 8% were from 25 to 44; 52% were from 45 to 64; and 36% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 68.0% male and 32.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 37 people, 20 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.8 people per square mile (129.9/km²). There were 25 housing units at an average density of 225.6 per square mile (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 20 households out of which 10.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.21.

June 24, 1947 flood of the Republican River on the border of Jewell County, Kansas and Republic County, Kansas near Hardy, Nebraska and Webber, Kansas, just south of Nebraska NE-8 on Kansas 1 Rd/CR-1 bridge over the Republican River. The normal flood stage for the river is at the tree line in the foreground.

In the city, the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 16.2% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 48.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 65 years. For every 100 females there were 131.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,417, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,769. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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