Tescott is a city in Ottawa County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 319.[6]

Tescott, Kansas
Location within Ottawa County and Kansas
Location within Ottawa County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ottawa County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806Coordinates: 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyOttawa
Platted1866
Incorporated1905
Named forT.E. Scott
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,296 ft (395 m)
Population
 • Total319
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
311
 • Density890/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67484
Area code785
FIPS code20-70250 [4]
GNIS ID0476454 [5]
Websitecityoftescott.com

HistoryEdit

Tescott was laid out in 1866.[7] The city was named for T.E. Scott, an early settler.[8][9]

On May 1st 2018, an EF3 wedge tornado struck the area near the city, damaging one house.

GeographyEdit

Tescott is located at 39°0′43″N 97°52′41″W / 39.01194°N 97.87806°W / 39.01194; -97.87806 (39.012005, -97.878140).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.[1]

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tescott has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1910421
1920377−10.5%
19303821.3%
19404025.2%
19504122.5%
1960396−3.9%
1970393−0.8%
1980331−15.8%
1990317−4.2%
20003396.9%
2010319−5.9%
Est. 2016311[3]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Tescott is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 319 people, 129 households, and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.1 inhabitants per square mile (342.1/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 430.6 per square mile (166.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 129 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 30.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 339 people, 133 households, and 88 families residing in the city. The population density was 998.5 people per square mile (385.0/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 444.8 per square mile (171.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 0.88% African American, 1.47% Native American, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 133 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $15,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,839. About 11.0% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Primary and secondary educationEdit

Tescott is part of Twin Valley USD 240 school district. The district has two high schools; Bennington High School and Tescott High School.[12]

The Tescott Trojans won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1957.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. Retrieved June 19, 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. 259.
  8. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 37.
  9. ^ "Profile for Tescott, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Tescott, Kansas
  12. ^ "Twin Valley USD 240". USD 240. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017.

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