Lenora, Kansas

Lenora is a city in Norton County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 250.[6]

Lenora, Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Norton County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°36′40″N 100°0′5″W / 39.61111°N 100.00139°W / 39.61111; -100.00139Coordinates: 39°36′40″N 100°0′5″W / 39.61111°N 100.00139°W / 39.61111; -100.00139
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNorton
Founded1873
Incorporated1887
Named forLenora Hauser
Area
 • Total0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation2,267 ft (691 m)
Population
 • Total250
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
230
 • Density477.18/sq mi (184.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67645
Area code785
FIPS code20-39400 [5]
GNIS ID0471118 [2]
Websitelenoraks.com

HistoryEdit

Lenora was founded in 1873.[7] It was named for Mrs. Lenora Hauser, a pioneer settler.[8][9]

The first post office in Lenora was established in June 1874.[10]

GeographyEdit

Lenora is located at 39°36′40″N 100°0′5″W / 39.61111°N 100.00139°W / 39.61111; -100.00139 (39.610975, -100.001391).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all land.[12]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188034
1890231579.4%
19002476.9%
191045483.8%
192052014.5%
1930519−0.2%
19405373.5%
1950511−4.8%
19605120.2%
1970439−14.3%
19804441.1%
1990329−25.9%
2000306−7.0%
2010250−18.3%
2019 (est.)230[4]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 250 people, 126 households, and 69 families residing in the city. The population density was 490.2 inhabitants per square mile (189.3/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 356.9 per square mile (137.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 126 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.59.

The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 16.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 306 people, 141 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 633.8 people per square mile (246.1/km2). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 405.9 per square mile (157.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.41% White, 0.98% African American, 0.33% Asian, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 141 households, out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $39,250. Males had a median income of $27,361 versus $18,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,426. About 2.2% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 22.6% of those 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The community is served by Norton USD 211 public school district.

Lenora schools were closed through school unification. The Lenora High School mascot was Lenora Wildcats.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lenora, Kansas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 15, 2011.[dead link]
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 138.
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 254.
  9. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 185.
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  13. ^ "Lenoras Wildcats Look Super", The Salina Journal, 30 November 1980, p.96.

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