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Bazine, Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ness
Founded 1870s
Incorporated 1924
Named for François Bazaine
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,129 ft (649 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 334
 • Estimate 
(2019)
292
 • Density 650.33/sq mi (250.83/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67516
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-04775
GNIS ID 0475595

Bazine is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. The population was 334 at the 2010 census.

History

Bazine was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The community was named for the French general François Achille Bazaine.

The first post office in Bazine was established in 1874.

Geography

Bazine is located at 38°26′46″N 99°41′33″W / 38.44611°N 99.69250°W / 38.44611; -99.69250 (38.445977, -99.692549). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bazine has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 423
1940 465 9.9%
1950 456 −1.9%
1960 429 −5.9%
1970 386 −10.0%
1980 385 −0.3%
1990 373 −3.1%
2000 311 −16.6%
2010 334 7.4%
2019 (est.) 292 −12.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 334 people, 135 households, and 92 families residing in the city. The population density was 759.1 inhabitants per square mile (293.1/km2). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 406.8 per square mile (157.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.8% White, 2.4% Native American, 12.3% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.7% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 37.8 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

The community is served by Western Plains USD 106 public school district. The Western Plains High School mascot is Bobcats.

USD 106 formed in 2004 by the consolidation of Ransom USD 302 and Bazine USD 304. Since 2004 Bazine hosts the junior high school while Ransom hosts the high school, with each community having an elementary school. Bazine High School was closed through school unification. The Bazine High School mascot was Indians.

Bazine High School

The last year the school was open, there was a total enrollment of 41 students, 6 of whom graduated. Students were dispersed to other schools in the county including Ness City and Ransom schools.

In 2004, Bazine High School was listed on eBay. The 78-year-old building was purchased by a California businessman for $55,000.

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