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Arma, Kansas
City
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,481
 • Estimate (2015) 1,451
 • Density 1,299/sq mi (502.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66712
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-02375
GNIS feature ID 0475148

Arma is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 1,481.

History

Arma was founded in 1894. It was named for W.F. Armacost, an original landowner.

A post office was opened at Arma in 1891, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.

Arma was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Arma is located at 37°32′37″N 94°42′2″W / 37.54361°N 94.70056°W / 37.54361; -94.70056 (37.543679, −94.700472). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2), of which, 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. It is located about 6 minutes' drive north of Frontenac, and about 8 minutes' drive east of Girard.

Demographics

2010 census

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 327
1920 2,180 566.7%
1930 2,004 −8.1%
1940 1,615 −19.4%
1950 1,334 −17.4%
1960 1,296 −2.8%
1970 1,348 4.0%
1980 1,676 24.3%
1990 1,542 −8.0%
2000 1,529 −0.8%
2010 1,481 −3.1%
Est. 2015 1,451 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,481 people, 657 households, and 372 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,322.3 inhabitants per square mile (510.5/km2). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 657.1 per square mile (253.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

Of the city' 657 households 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

There were 669 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,658, and the median income for a family was $36,648. Males had a median income of $27,337 versus $19,821 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,636. About 8.4% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.


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