New Strawn, Kansas

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New Strawn, Kansas
City
Location of New Strawn, Kansas
Location of New Strawn, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°16′N 95°44′W / 38.267°N 95.733°W / 38.267; -95.733Coordinates: 38°16′N 95°44′W / 38.267°N 95.733°W / 38.267; -95.733
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCoffey
Area[1]
 • Total0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total394
 • Estimate (2012[3])391
 • Density505.1/sq mi (195.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code66839
Area code(s)620
FIPS code20-50450[4]
GNIS feature ID0477464[5]
 
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New Strawn, Kansas
City
Location of New Strawn, Kansas
Location of New Strawn, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°16′N 95°44′W / 38.267°N 95.733°W / 38.267; -95.733Coordinates: 38°16′N 95°44′W / 38.267°N 95.733°W / 38.267; -95.733
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCoffey
Area[1]
 • Total0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total394
 • Estimate (2012[3])391
 • Density505.1/sq mi (195.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code66839
Area code(s)620
FIPS code20-50450[4]
GNIS feature ID0477464[5]

New Strawn is a city in Coffey County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 394.[6]

History[edit]

The town of New Strawn came about when John Redmond Reservoir was built, causing the original town of Strawn to be claimed by the Army Corp of Engineers for flood area. (Land available for flooding during a rain, or in case of excess rain up river.) The old city of Strawn is usually available for exploration. The streets are still distinguisable, although the land was rescaped after the demolition of the buildings. New Strawn is noted in the area for the top-notch fishing in its city lake, and for its professional grade, choreographed, Fourth of July Fireworks show. An excellent history of "Old Strawn", which was relocated to the site of New Strawn, was written by Mary Lou DeLong Atherly; it is titled "Yesterday's Tomorrow: A History of Strawn, Kansas & Surrounding Territory",[7] and is available through the Coffey County Museum in Burlington.

The last infant born within the city limits of Strawn was Angelea Wheeler, daughter of Albert and Thelma Wheeler. The last infant born to a Strawn address outside the city limits was Joyce Hutchinson, daughter of Sammy and Marion Hutchinson. These were both home births.

The school at Strawn was a two room school with first through fourth grades in one room and fifth through eighth grade in the second room. Church services were held in the same building on Sunday. Mary Strawn taught the 1-4 room in 1961-62 while her daughter Sylvia Robraun taught the 5-8 room. Some students at the time the school was closed follow: Virginia and Norma Griffin; Brenda and Linda Thompson; Orville, Joyce and Sheryl Hutchinson; Jim and Joe Anderson and their sister Barbara;

Geography[edit]

New Strawn is located at 38°16′N 95°44′W / 38.267°N 95.733°W / 38.267; -95.733 (38.2628, -95.7411)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), of which, 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1990428
2000425−0.7%
2010394−7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 394 people, 163 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 505.1 inhabitants per square mile (195.0 /km2). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 221.8 per square mile (85.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 0.5% African American, 1.5% Native American, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 163 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 36.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 425 people, 150 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 496.9 people per square mile (190.8/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 191.8 per square mile (73.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.53% White, 1.65% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $64,125, and the median income for a family was $70,250. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $26,944 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,288. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 15.6% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Atherly, Mary Lou De Long. Yesterday's Tomorrow: A History of Strawn, Kansas, & Surrounding Territory. N.p.: Author, 1982. (K978.1/-C65/St82)
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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