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Axtell, Kansas
St. Bridget Church (2020)
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Marshall
Founded 1860s
Platted 1872
Incorporated 1887
Named for Jesse Axtell
Area
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.36 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,362 ft (415 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 406
 • Estimate 
(2019)
403
 • Density 770.55/sq mi (297.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66403
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-03600
GNIS|GNIS ID 472717

Axtell is a city in Marshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 406.

History

The first settlements were made at Axtell in the 1860s. The first post office in Axtell was established in December 1871. Axtell was laid out in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point, and a railroad depot was built that year. It was named for Dr. Jesse Axtell, a railroad official.

Geography

Axtell is located at 39°52′21″N 96°15′26″W / 39.87250°N 96.25722°W / 39.87250; -96.25722 (39.872447, -96.257361). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Axtell has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 255
1890 643 152.2%
1900 651 1.2%
1910 748 14.9%
1920 617 −17.5%
1930 607 −1.6%
1940 545 −10.2%
1950 510 −6.4%
1960 493 −3.3%
1970 456 −7.5%
1980 470 3.1%
1990 432 −8.1%
2000 445 3.0%
2010 406 −8.8%
2019 (est.) 403 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 406 people, 178 households, and 111 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.1 inhabitants per square mile (307.4/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 380.4 per square mile (146.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White and 3.2% from two or more races.

There were 178 households, of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.6% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 43 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Education

The community is served by Prairie Hills USD 113 public school district, formed in 2010 by the merger of Sabetha USD 441 and Axtel USD 488.

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