Toronto, Kansas

Toronto is a city in Woodson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 281.[6]

Toronto, Kansas
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Woodson County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°47′55″N 95°56′58″W / 37.79861°N 95.94944°W / 37.79861; -95.94944Coordinates: 37°47′55″N 95°56′58″W / 37.79861°N 95.94944°W / 37.79861; -95.94944
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyWoodson
Founded1869
Incorporated1885
Named forToronto, Ontario
Area
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
951 ft (290 m)
Population
 • Total281
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
263
 • Density722.53/sq mi (279.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66777
Area code620
FIPS code20-71050 [4]
GNIS ID0474672 [5]

HistoryEdit

Toronto was founded in 1869. It was named after the city of Toronto, Ontario.[7] The name is derived from the Mohawk word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the water", which lies at the meeting of several rivers.

GeographyEdit

Toronto is located at 37°47′55″N 95°56′58″W / 37.79861°N 95.94944°W / 37.79861; -95.94944 (37.798598, -95.949555).[8] 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.[9]

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, Toronto has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188088
1890552527.3%
190069525.9%
1910627−9.8%
192082932.2%
1930706−14.8%
19407374.4%
1950600−18.6%
1960524−12.7%
1970431−17.7%
19804668.1%
1990317−32.0%
2000312−1.6%
2010281−9.9%
2019 (est.)263[3]−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 281 people, 149 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 780.6 inhabitants per square mile (301.4/km2). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 650.0 per square mile (251.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 149 households, of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.7% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 26.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 53.5 years. 17.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.6% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 28.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 312 people, 171 households, and 80 families residing in the city. The population density was 840.1 people per square mile (325.6/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 659.7 per square mile (255.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.44% White, 0.64% Native American, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 171 households, out of which 16.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.2% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.82 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 17.3% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,643, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $23,500 versus $13,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,960. About 12.5% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The community is served by Eureka USD 389 public school district.[11]

Toronto High School was closed through school unification. The Toronto High School mascot was Trojans.[12]

Parks and recreationEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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.[dead link]
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 316.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Toronto, Kansas
  11. ^ "Eureka USD 389". USD 389. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Toronto High School". E-YEARBOOK.COM. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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