kids encyclopedia robot

Bluff City, Kansas facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bluff City, Kansas
Location within Harper County and Kansas
Location within Harper County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harper County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harper
Founded 1879 (approx)
Incorporated 1887
Named for Bluff Creek
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,237 ft (377 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 65
 • Estimate 
(2019)
59
 • Density 116.60/sq mi (45.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67018
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-07775
GNIS ID 0470101

Bluff City is a city in Harper County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 65.

History

Bluff City was founded about 1879. The community took its name from Bluff Creek, which flows past it.

Bluff City was a station and shipping point on the Kansas Southwestern Railway.

Geography

Bluff City is located at 37°4′32″N 97°52′31″W / 37.07556°N 97.87528°W / 37.07556; -97.87528 (37.075671, -97.875376). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 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, Bluff City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 194
1900 200 3.1%
1910 307 53.5%
1920 272 −11.4%
1930 233 −14.3%
1940 252 8.2%
1950 172 −31.7%
1960 152 −11.6%
1970 109 −28.3%
1980 95 −12.8%
1990 69 −27.4%
2000 80 15.9%
2010 65 −18.7%
2019 (est.) 59 −9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 65 people, 29 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 120.4 inhabitants per square mile (46.5/km2). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 77.8 per square mile (30.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 29 households, of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 55.2% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% 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 3.15.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.4% male and 44.6% female.

Education

The community is served by Chaparral USD 361 public school district.

Bluff City High School was closed through school unification. The Bluff City High School mascot was Tigers.

kids search engine
Bluff City, Kansas Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.