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Barnes, Kansas
Welcome sign on Kansas Highway 148
Welcome sign on Kansas Highway 148
Location within Washington County and Kansas
Location within Washington County and Kansas
KDOT map of Washington County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Washington
Founded 1870 (Elm Grove)
Incorporated 1897
Named for A.S. Barnes
Area
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 159
 • Estimate 
(2019)
152
 • Density 894.12/sq mi (345.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66933
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-04250
GNIS ID 473152

Barnes is a city in Washington County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 159.

History

Barnes was originally called Elm Grove when it was founded in 1870. It was renamed Barnes in 1876 in honor of A. S. Barnes, a major stockholder.

Barnes was a station and shipping point on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Barnes is located at 39°42′41″N 96°52′23″W / 39.711525°N 96.873094°W / 39.711525; -96.873094 (39.711525, -96.873094). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), of which, 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 32
1900 383
1910 454 18.5%
1920 395 −13.0%
1930 361 −8.6%
1940 391 8.3%
1950 308 −21.2%
1960 247 −19.8%
1970 209 −15.4%
1980 257 23.0%
1990 167 −35.0%
2000 152 −9.0%
2010 159 4.6%
2019 (est.) 152 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 159 people, 71 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 935.3 inhabitants per square mile (361.1/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 523.5 per square mile (202.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.3% Native American, and 3.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.0% of the population.

There were 71 households, of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

Education

Barnes is served by USD 223 Barnes Hanover Linn.

Barnes schools were closed in 1965 through school unification. The Barnes High School mascot was Bullets.

Notable people

  • Omar Knedlik, (1915–1989), inventor of the ICEE frozen drink.
  • Joe Vogler, (1913-1993), Alaskan politician
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