Elkhart, Kansas
City
Location of Elkhart, Kansas
Location of Elkhart, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°0′11″N 101°53′53″W / 37.00306°N 101.89806°W / 37.00306; -101.89806Coordinates: 37°0′11″N 101°53′53″W / 37.00306°N 101.89806°W / 37.00306; -101.89806
Country United States
State Kansas
County Morton
Area[1]
   Total 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
   Land 2.11 sq mi (5.46 km2)
   Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,589 ft (1,094 m)
Population (2010)[2]
   Total 2,205
   Estimate (2012[3]) 2,157
   Density 1,045.0/sq mi (403.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
   Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67950
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-20350[4]
GNIS feature ID 0485090[5]
Website City website

Elkhart is a city in and the county seat of Morton County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,205.[7]

Geography

Elkhart is located at 37°0′11″N 101°53′53″W / 37.00306°N 101.89806°W / 37.00306; -101.89806 (37.003108, -101.898085).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate

Climate data for Elkhart, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 83
(28)
87
(31)
91
(33)
96
(36)
104
(40)
110
(43)
110
(43)
108
(42)
105
(41)
96
(36)
91
(33)
85
(29)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 47
(8)
51
(11)
59
(15)
69
(21)
78
(26)
88
(31)
93
(34)
91
(33)
83
(28)
71
(22)
58
(14)
47
(8)
69.6
(20.9)
Average low °F (°C) 22
( 6)
25
( 4)
32
(0)
41
(5)
51
(11)
60
(16)
66
(19)
65
(18)
56
(13)
43
(6)
32
(0)
23
( 5)
43
(6.1)
Record low °F (°C) 22
( 30)
18
( 28)
18
( 28)
8
( 13)
21
( 6)
33
(1)
45
(7)
43
(6)
25
( 4)
6
( 14)
7
( 22)
18
( 28)
22
( 30)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.49
(12.4)
0.49
(12.4)
1.42
(36.1)
1.44
(36.6)
2.32
(58.9)
2.97
(75.4)
2.33
(59.2)
2.86
(72.6)
1.46
(37.1)
1.45
(36.8)
0.55
(14)
0.56
(14.2)
18.34
(465.8)
Source: The Weather Channel [9]

Area attractions

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. %
1920 1,160
1930 1,485 28.0%
1940 902 39.3%
1950 1,132 25.5%
1960 1,780 57.2%
1970 2,089 17.4%
1980 2,243 7.4%
1990 2,318 3.3%
2000 2,233 3.7%
2010 2,205 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,205 people, 856 households, and 571 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,045.0 inhabitants per square mile (403.5 /km2). There were 999 housing units at an average density of 473.5 per square mile (182.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 0.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 6.8% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.7% of the population.

There were 856 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 38.4 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,233 people, 854 households, and 610 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,205.0 people per square mile (466.0/km ). There were 977 housing units at an average density of 527.2 per square mile (203.9/km ). The racial makeup of the city was 89.34% White, 0.09% African American, 1.16% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 6.63% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.39% of the population.

There were 854 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% 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 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,333, and the median income for a family was $43,548. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,900. About 7.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Elkhart is the birthplace of two Olympic athletes:

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Climate Statistics for Elkhart, Kansas". Retrieved April 7, 2012. 

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