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Solomon is a city in Dickinson and Saline counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,095.[7] It is located approximately 6 miles west of Abilene.

Solomon, Kansas
Location within Dickinson County and Kansas
Location within Dickinson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Dickinson County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°55′10″N 97°22′16″W / 38.91944°N 97.37111°W / 38.91944; -97.37111Coordinates: 38°55′10″N 97°22′16″W / 38.91944°N 97.37111°W / 38.91944; -97.37111[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountiesDickinson, Saline
Founded1866
Incorporated1871
Named forSolomon River
Area
 • Total0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,171 ft (357 m)
Population
 • Total1,095
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,040
 • Density1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67480
Area code785
FIPS code20-66275 [1][5]
GNIS ID476660 [1][6]
WebsiteCity website

HistoryEdit

The first post office at Solomon was established in October, 1860.[8]

Solomon was founded in 1866.[9] It was named from its position near the mouth of the Solomon River.[10] Solomon was incorporated as a city in 1871.[11]

GeographyEdit

Solomon is located at 38°55′7″N 97°22′11″W / 38.91861°N 97.36972°W / 38.91861; -97.36972 (38.918578, -97.369665).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), all of it land.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880618
189083935.8%
1900817−2.6%
191094916.2%
19201,07112.9%
19301,032−3.6%
1940872−15.5%
1950834−4.4%
19601,00820.9%
1970973−3.5%
19801,0184.6%
1990939−7.8%
20001,07214.2%
20101,0952.1%
Est. 20161,040[4]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

The Saline County portion of Solomon is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.[13]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,095 people, 433 households, and 295 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,288.2 inhabitants per square mile (497.4/km2). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 547.1 per square mile (211.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 433 households of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 36.4 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,072 people, 416 households, and 302 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,634.8 people per square mile (627.1/km²). There were 452 housing units at an average density of 689.3 per square mile (264.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.93% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 416 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,469, and the median income for a family was $48,203. Males had a median income of $34,926 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,800. About 8.6% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Solomon Corporation is the largest employer in Solomon.[14] It is the largest rebuilder of oil-filled transformers in the United States.[15]

EducationEdit

Primary and secondary educationEdit

Solomon is part of Solomon USD 393 public school district.[16][17][18]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Solomon, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on September 9, 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 176.
  10. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 39.
  11. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 715.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ Nussle, Jim (2008-11-20). "Micropolitan Statistical Areas" (PDF). List 1-9. Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. p. 97. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
  14. ^ List of Top Employers in Solomon. Archived 2014-08-09 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Solomon Corporation - About Us.
  16. ^ USD 393
  17. ^ Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Saline County School District Map Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine

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