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Encyclopedia > Downs, Kansas

Downs is a city located in Osborne County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,038. Osborne County (standard abbreviation: OB) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

Location of Downs, Kansas

Downs is located at 39°30'12" North, 98°32'37" West (39.503305, -98.543500)1. Adapted from Wikipedias KS county maps by Catbar. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,038 people, 474 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density is 364.3/km² (941.4/mi²). There are 543 housing units at an average density of 190.6/km² (492.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.75% White, 0.00% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 474 households out of which 23.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% are married couples living together, 6.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% are non-families. 38.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.08 and the average family size is 2.77. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $24,808, and the median income for a family is $36,518. Males have a median income of $24,940 versus $16,302 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,001. 11.1% of the population and 9.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.5% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Downs began as the end point of the Central Branch Railroad in 1879. It bacame an incorporated town in December of the same year. In 1910, the town had a population of 1,427. Business included 2 newspapers, a public library, flour mills, grain elevators, and a opera house.


External links

www.downsks.net

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=39.503305_N_-98.5435_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from Mapquest  (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.503305&longitude=-98.5435&zoom=6) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.503305,-98.5435&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.503305&lon=-98.5435&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-98.5435&lat=39.503305&w=2) or Google (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=39.503305,-98.5435&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

 
 

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