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Burr Oak, Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jewell
Founded 1870s
Platted 1871
Incorporated 1880
Named for Burr Oak Creek
Area
 • Total 0.83 sq mi (2.14 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,663 ft (507 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 174
 • Estimate 
(2019)
161
 • Density 195.63/sq mi (75.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66936
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-09525
GNIS ID 0471870

Burr Oak is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 174.

History

Burr Oak was laid out in 1871, and it was incorporated as a city in 1880. It was named from the Burr Oak Creek.

The first post office in Burr Oak was established in June 1871.

Geography

Burr Oak is located at 39°52′7″N 98°18′15″W / 39.86861°N 98.30417°W / 39.86861; -98.30417 (39.868516, -98.304297). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 425
1890 597 40.5%
1900 671 12.4%
1910 746 11.2%
1920 638 −14.5%
1930 595 −6.7%
1940 560 −5.9%
1950 505 −9.8%
1960 473 −6.3%
1970 426 −9.9%
1980 366 −14.1%
1990 278 −24.0%
2000 265 −4.7%
2010 174 −34.3%
2019 (est.) 161 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 174 people, 93 households, and 50 families living in the city. The population density was 209.6 inhabitants per square mile (80.9/km2). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 173.5 per square mile (67.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.6% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 93 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.2% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 30.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.52.

The median age in the city was 55 years. 13.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.3% were from 25 to 44; 39.7% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Education

The community is served by Rock Hills USD 107 public school district. Burr Oak became a part of Rock Hills USD 107 located in Mankato in 2006. The Rock Hills High School mascot is Grizzlies.

School unification consolidated Burr Oak and Esbon schools forming White Rock schools in 1983. The White Rock elementary school and high school were located in Burr Oak. White Rock High School's mascot was Eagles. The Jewell-White Rock team was the Predators.

The Burr Oak High School mascot was Braves.

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