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Bogue, Kansas
Bogue Township Hall est 1936
Bogue Township Hall est 1936
Location within Graham County and Kansas
Location within Graham County and Kansas
KDOT map of Graham County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Graham
Founded 1888
Incorporated 1935
Named for Virgil Bogue
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,038 ft (621 m)
 • Total 155
 • Density 596/sq mi (231.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-07825
GNIS ID 472360

Bogue is a city in Graham County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 155. Bogue is located on K-18, south of U.S. Route 24, on the South Fork Solomon River.


Bogue was established in 1888 as a railroad town. It originally was named Wild Horse but the Union Pacific Railroad changed the name to honor Virgil Gay Bogue, a civil engineer working for the railroad and the founder of the city.

The first post office in Bogue was established in September 1888. It was moved from Fagan.


Bogue is located at 39°21′35″N 99°41′18″W / 39.359648°N 99.688282°W / 39.359648; -99.688282 (39.359648, −99.688282). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Bogue is located on K-18, south of U.S. Route 24, on the South Fork Solomon River.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 157
1950 211 34.4%
1960 234 10.9%
1970 257 9.8%
1980 197 −23.3%
1990 150 −23.9%
2000 179 19.3%
2010 143 −20.1%
2020 155 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 143 people, 75 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 550.0 inhabitants per square mile (212.4/km2). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 342.3 per square mile (132.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 2.8% African American, 2.1% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 75 households, of which 13.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.42.

The median age in the city was 54.3 years. 10.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 35% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.


The community is served by Graham County USD 281 public school district. The district high school is located in Hill City.

Bogue High School was closed in 1978 through school unification. The Bogue High School mascot was Bluejays. The Bogue Bluejays won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1969 Boys Track & Field (Indoor) – 1A
  • 1976 Football – 8-Man
  • 1977 Boys Track & Field (Indoor) – 1A

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