Abbyville, Kansas facts for kids
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
|• Total||0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|• Land||0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,654 ft (504 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||88|
|• Density||458/sq mi (177.6/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Abbyville was a station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The town was named for Abby McLean, the first baby born there.
The first post office in Abbyville was established in 1886, after it was moved from Salt Creek (an extinct town).
Abbyville is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.(37.970619, -98.203764). According to the
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Abbyville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 87 people, 42 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 457.9 inhabitants per square mile (176.8/km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 247.4 per square mile (95.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 1.1% Native American, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 42 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.52.
The median age in the city was 53.5 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.6% were from 25 to 44; 40.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.0% male and 46.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 128 people, 47 households, and 36 families residing in the city. The population density was 689.4 people per square mile (260.1/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 274.7 per square mile (103.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.66% White, and 2.34% from two or more races.
There were 47 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.4% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,080. There were 4.9% of families and 5.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.
Abbyville hosts the annual Abbyville Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo and BBQ the third weekend of May. Current events of the rodeo include barrel racing, mutton bustin', bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and other special events. It is now a PRCA sanctioned event.
Clifford "Pinky" Busick was the creator of this rodeo, starting with a loan of $10 from his father. The first rodeo was a celebration of the Kansas centennial, and it was held on July 15, 1961. The events at this initial celebration included a bonnet contest, beard contest, antique display, horse show, carnival, and bean dinner. Oklahoma! was performed in the evening as the main entertainment. The event was such a great success for Abbyville that Pinkyorked to continue the rodeo as an annual event.
The second rodeo was held on the third weekend of May in 1963, and it has continued yearly ever since. Locals, both from Abbyville and from nearby towns, ran every aspect of the rodeo and took great pride in it. Many traditions of the early rodeos still continue today, including a Saturday morning parade, a ham and chicken noodle lunch, and a BBQ dinner with fresh pie for dessert. In addition, two 5 or 6 year old children are crowned "Miss Little Britches" and "Uncle Sam" in the parade.
Despite Abbyville being such a small town, the rodeo has continued to this day, and it has kept Abbyville on the map. Hollerado filmed their official music video for their single "Good Day at the Races" at the Abbyville rodeo grounds.
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