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Burdett, Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pawnee County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pawnee
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1961
Named for Robert Burdette
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,123 ft (647 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 247
 • Estimate 
(2019)
221
 • Density 850.00/sq mi (328.12/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67523
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-09275
GNIS ID 0475831

Burdett is a city in Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 247.

History

Burdett was a station and shipping point on the division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway that ran from Larned to Jetmore. The community was named for the American humorist writer Robert Jones Burdette.

A post office was opened in Brown's Grove (an extinct town) in 1877, but it was moved to Burdett in 1887.

Geography

Burdett is located at 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639 (38.193410, -99.526456). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 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, Burdett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 285
1980 275 −3.5%
1990 248 −9.8%
2000 256 3.2%
2010 247 −3.5%
2019 (est.) 221 −10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 247 people, 102 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 914.8 inhabitants per square mile (353.2/km2). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 474.1 per square mile (183.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.4% African American, and 0.4% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 102 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 41.3 years. 29.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

Education

Burdett is served by USD 496 Pawnee Heights. The Pawnee Heights High School mascot is Tigers.

Burdett High School was closed through school unification. The Burdett Tigers won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1954.

Notable people

  • Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930, he lived in Burdett during part of his teens.
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