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Assaria, Kansas
Location within Saline County and Kansas
Location within Saline County and Kansas
KDOT map of Saline County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°40′49″N 97°36′15″W / 38.68028°N 97.60417°W / 38.68028; -97.60417Coordinates: 38°40′49″N 97°36′15″W / 38.68028°N 97.60417°W / 38.68028; -97.60417
Country United States
State Kansas
County Saline
Founded 1879
Platted 1879
Incorporated 1886
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,283 ft (391 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 428
 • Density 1,860/sq mi (713/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67416
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-02850
GNIS ID 476952

Assaria is a city in Saline County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 428.

History

Assaria was laid out in 1879. The first post office in Assaria was established in September 1879.

Geography

Assaria is located at 38°40′49″N 97°36′15″W / 38.68028°N 97.60417°W / 38.68028; -97.60417 (38.680374, -97.604029). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 56
1890 180 221.4%
1900 214 18.9%
1910 246 15.0%
1920 234 −4.9%
1930 201 −14.1%
1940 232 15.4%
1950 221 −4.7%
1960 322 45.7%
1970 303 −5.9%
1980 414 36.6%
1990 387 −6.5%
2000 438 13.2%
2010 413 −5.7%
2020 428 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

It is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 413 people, 159 households, and 122 families living in the city. The population density was 2,173.7 inhabitants per square mile (839.3/km2). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 900.0 per square mile (347.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.2% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 159 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Education

The community is served by Southeast of Saline USD 306 public school district. Southeast of Saline High School is located in Gypsum.

Assaria schools were closed through school unification. The Assaria Trojans won the Kansas State High School class B baseball championship in 1959 and 1960.

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