Tampa, Kansas

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Tampa, Kansas
City
Location within Marion County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Marion County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 38°32′55″N 97°9′18″W / 38.54861°N 97.15500°W / 38.54861; -97.15500Coordinates: 38°32′55″N 97°9′18″W / 38.54861°N 97.15500°W / 38.54861; -97.15500[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMarion
Platted1887
Incorporated1908
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorTimothy Svoboda [2]
 • City ClerkDonna Backhus [2]
Area[3]
 • Total0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1]1,424 ft (434 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total112
 • Estimate (2012[5])109
 • Density620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code67483
Area code785
FIPS code20-70000 [1]
GNIS feature ID0477122 [1]
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Tampa, Kansas
City
Location within Marion County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Marion County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 38°32′55″N 97°9′18″W / 38.54861°N 97.15500°W / 38.54861; -97.15500Coordinates: 38°32′55″N 97°9′18″W / 38.54861°N 97.15500°W / 38.54861; -97.15500[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMarion
Platted1887
Incorporated1908
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorTimothy Svoboda [2]
 • City ClerkDonna Backhus [2]
Area[3]
 • Total0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1]1,424 ft (434 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total112
 • Estimate (2012[5])109
 • Density620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code67483
Area code785
FIPS code20-70000 [1]
GNIS feature ID0477122 [1]
W i k i p e d i a

Tampa is a city in Marion County, Kansas, United States.[1][6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 112.[7]

History[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Marion County

Early history[edit]

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles.

19th century[edit]

In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1848, after the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Spain brought into the United States all or part of land for ten future states, including southwest Kansas. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Marion County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Tampa.[8]

From the 1820s to the 1870s, one of the most significant land routes in the United States was the Santa Fe Trail. It was located along the edge of what would become Tampa. Two Santa Fe Trail markers were located on the trail near Tampa.[9] The trail was active across Marion County from 1821 to 1866.[10]

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Tampa to Pratt.[11] In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

The Golden Belt Town Company filed the plat for Tampa in 1887. The source of the city name is said to have been suggested by a railroad engineer who rode one of the first trains through Tampa. Tampa was incorporated as a city in 1908.[12][13]

A post office was established in Tampa on April 17, 1888.[14]

Geography[edit]

Tampa is located at 38°32′55″N 97°9′18″W / 38.54861°N 97.15500°W / 38.54861; -97.15500 (38.548493, -97.154893).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.[3]

Area attractions[edit]

Tampa has one building listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910256
19202622.3%
19302755.0%
1940222−19.3%
1950216−2.7%
1960145−32.9%
19701546.2%
1980113−26.6%
19901130.0%
200014427.4%
2010112−22.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 112 people, 48 households, and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 622.2 inhabitants per square mile (240.2 /km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 372.2 per square mile (143.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White and 1.8% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 48 households of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 23% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 45 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.9% male and 41.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 144 people, 59 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 736.5 people per square mile (278.0/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 352.9 per square mile (133.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.06% White, and 6.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.03% of the population.

There were 59 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,677. There were 6.9% of families and 15.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.7% of under eighteens and 11.1% of those over 64.

Government[edit]

The Tampa government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7PM (winter) or 8PM (summer).[2]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Tampa is part of Unified School District 397.[17][18] The high school is a member of T.E.E.N., a shared video teaching network between five area high schools.[19] All students attend schools in Lost Springs area.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The K-15 highway is 3.75 mi W of the city. Tampa is served by the Union Pacific Railroad, formerly the Southern Pacific, and formerly the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Tampa is located on UP's Golden State main line to El Paso, Texas and still serves the Tampa Elevator during summer harvests.

Utilities[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Tampa
Santa Fe Trail

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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