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Benedict, Kansas
Location within Wilson County and Kansas
Location within Wilson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Wilson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Wilson
Founded 1866
Incorporated 1905
Named for S.S. Benedict
Area
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
850 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 73
 • Estimate 
(2019)
66
 • Density 452.05/sq mi (174.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66714
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-06000
GNIS ID 474918

Benedict is a city in Wilson County, Kansas, United States, along the Verdigris River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 73.

History

Benedict had its start in the year 1866 by the building of the railroad through that territory. Benedict was laid out at the junction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the Missouri Pacific Railroad. It was named for S. S. Benedict.

Geography

Benedict is located at 37°37′37″N 95°44′37″W / 37.62694°N 95.74361°W / 37.62694; -95.74361 (37.627014, -95.743500). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all of it 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, Benedict has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 215
1920 275 27.9%
1930 223 −18.9%
1940 213 −4.5%
1950 176 −17.4%
1960 128 −27.3%
1970 91 −28.9%
1980 111 22.0%
1990 16 −85.6%
2000 103 543.8%
2010 73 −29.1%
2019 (est.) 66 −9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 73 people, 34 households, and 19 families residing in the city. The population density was 486.7 inhabitants per square mile (187.9/km2). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 306.7 per square mile (118.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 2.7% Native American, 4.1% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 34 households, of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 54.8 years. 13.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 35.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

Education

Benedict is served by USD 484 Fredonia.

Benedict High School was closed through school unification. The Benedict High School mascot was Bulldogs.

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