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|Named for||American bison|
|• Total||0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)|
|• Land||0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,014 ft (614 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||879.25/sq mi (339.53/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Bison was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
The first post office in Bison was established in May 1888.
Bison is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.(38.520718, -99.197528). According to the
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bison has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 255 people, 104 households, and 72 families residing in the city. The population density was 980.8 inhabitants per square mile (378.7/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 453.8 per square mile (175.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 104 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.8% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 34.5% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
The community is served by Otis–Bison USD 403 public school district. School unification consolidated Bison and Otis schools forming USD 403. The Otis-Bison High School mascot is Cougars.
Bison schools were closed through school unification. The Bison High School mascot was Buffaloes.
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