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Bird City, Kansas
|Named for||Benjamin Bird|
|• Total||2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)|
|• Land||2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||3,461 ft (1,055 m)|
|• Density||192.5/sq mi (74.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Bird City was founded in 1885. It was named for Benjamin Bird, a cattleman. The surrounding area was originally used predominately for livestock grazing.
Bird City was a station and shipping point on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
Bird City is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.23 square miles (5.78 km2), all land.(39.750950, -101.533480). According to the
According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bird City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 447 people, 211 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 200.4 inhabitants per square mile (77.4/km2). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 118.4 per square mile (45.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.0% of the population.
There were 211 households, of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 47.4 years. 24.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
Danna Nelson, the 1986 homecoming queen from Bird City appeared as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. Host David Letterman chatted with her among other guests for the evening.
Bird City is served by Cheylin USD 103. School unification consolidated Bird City and McDonald schools in 1975 creating USD 103. The Cheylin High School mascot is Cheylin Cougars.
Bird City High School was closed through school unification. The Bird City High School mascot was Cardinals.
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