Enterprise is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 855.
On January 10, 1883, the Enterprise Town Company, capital $50,000, was organized. The following officers were elected: V. P. Wilson, president; John Johntz, vice-president; C. Hoffman, treasurer; T. C. Henry, secretary.
In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Enterprise to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".
Enterprise is located at 38°54′9″N 97°7′5″W / 38.9025°N 97.11806°W (38.902485, -97.118172). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km²), of which, 0.65 square miles (1.68 km²) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.02 km²) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 855 people, 294 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 1315.4 people per square mile (507.9/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 515.4 per square mile (199/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.
There were 294 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the city was 34.9 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,613, and the median income for a family was $39,479. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,619. About 7.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.
Primary and secondary education
Enterprise is part of Unified School District 473.
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- ^ USD 473
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