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Buhler, Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Founded 1888
Incorporated 1913
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,476 ft (450 m)
 • Total 1,325
 • Density 1,866/sq mi (716.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-09200
GNIS ID 477731

Buhler is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,325.


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Reno County
1915 Railroad Map of Reno County

The first post office in Buhler was established in 1888.

Buhler was primarily inhabited by Mennonite families that had emigrated from Russia during the 1880s.

In September 2012, the City of Buhler received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation regarding a complaint about perceived constitutual violations about the city seal having a cross in it. In November 2012, the city stated that every legal opinion we received indicated the city has no supportable case in the event the it was sued to legally force us to remove the seal and sign. If the city lost, it would be obligated to pay all the legal fees of the prevailing party. The city decided to hold a contest in January 2013 to redesign the city seal without specific reference to religion.


Buhler is located at 38°8′17″N 97°46′22″W / 38.13806°N 97.77278°W / 38.13806; -97.77278 (38.138147, -97.772891). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 486
1930 520 7.0%
1940 634 21.9%
1950 750 18.3%
1960 888 18.4%
1970 1,019 14.8%
1980 1,188 16.6%
1990 1,277 7.5%
2000 1,358 6.3%
2010 1,327 −2.3%
2020 1,325 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,327 people, 483 households, and 361 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,843.1 inhabitants per square mile (711.6/km2). There were 520 housing units at an average density of 722.2 per square mile (278.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 483 households, of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.


The community is served by Buhler USD 313 public school district. The school district administrative office is located in Buhler. The district has six schools and two are located in Buhler:

Notable people

  • Katharina Schellenberg, Mennonite medical missionary.
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