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Kiowa is a city in Barber County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,026.[6]

Kiowa, Kansas
Location within Barber County and Kansas
Location within Barber County and Kansas
KDOT map of Barber County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472Coordinates: 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyBarber
Founded1872
Incorporated1885
Named forKiowa people
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorBill Watson
Area
 • Total1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 • Total1,026
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
980
 • Density960/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67070
Area code620
FIPS code20-37125[4]
GNIS ID0470540[5]
Websitekiowaks.org

Contents

HistoryEdit

19th centuryEdit

Kiowa was founded in 1872.[7] It was named for the Kiowa people.[8][9]

20th centuryEdit

On June 7, 1900, anti-saloon advocate Carrie Nation vandalized her first saloon in Kiowa.[10]

In 1905, the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad was built from Enid, Oklahoma to Kiowa. In 1907, it was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[citation needed] In 1996, the line from Kiowa to Blanton, Oklahoma was abandoned.[11]

GeographyEdit

Kiowa is located at 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472 (37.017520, -98.484721).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all of it land.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
188042
18908932,026.2%
1900765−14.3%
19101,52098.7%
19201,5391.3%
19301,501−2.5%
19401,379−8.1%
19501,56113.2%
19601,6747.2%
19701,414−15.5%
19801,409−0.4%
19901,160−17.7%
20001,055−9.1%
20101,026−2.7%
Est. 2016980[3]−4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,026 people, 466 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 958.9 inhabitants per square mile (370.2/km2). There were 578 housing units at an average density of 540.2 per square mile (208.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 466 households of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.9 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,055 people, 467 households, and 292 families residing in the city. The population density was 995.3 people per square mile (384.3/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 536.8 per square mile (207.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.83% White, 0.28% African American, 1.23% Native American, 1.71% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.27% of the population.

There were 467 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,141, and the median income for a family was $41,806. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $21,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,670. About 9.7% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Kiowa is a part of USD 255 South Barber.[13]

The Kiowa Chieftains won the Kansas State High School class B Track & Field championship in 1940.[14]

CompaniesEdit

MediaEdit

Kiowa is served by a weekly newspaper, The Kiowa News.[15]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 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. 144.
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 176.
  9. ^ "Profile for Kiowa, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Carry A. Nation (1846 – 1911)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  11. ^ The Surface Transportation Board. "Docket Number: AB_480_0_X". Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "South Barber". USD 255. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Track & Field". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Homepage". The Kiowa News. Retrieved 4 June 2014.

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