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Longton is a city located in Elk County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 394.


Geography

Location of Longton, Kansas

Longton is located at 37°22'39" North, 96°4'58" West (37.377499, -96.082832)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 km˛ (1.1 mi˛). 3.0 km˛ (1.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 394 people, 163 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density is 132.3/km˛ (342.6/mi˛). There are 193 housing units at an average density of 64.8/km˛ (167.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 94.67% White, 0.00% African American, 2.28% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. 3.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 163 households out of which 35.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% are non-families. 38.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 24.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.25.


In the city the population is spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $20,469, and the median income for a family is $29,625. Males have a median income of $23,750 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,802. 20.1% of the population and 13.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.9% of those under the age of 18 and 23.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=37.377499&longitude=-96.082832&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=37.377499&lon=-96.082832&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-96.082832&lat=37.377499&w=750&h=500)

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The United Methodist Church in Longton was built in 1891 at a cost of $1950; it's still in use.
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