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Burrton, Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harvey County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harvey
Township Burrton
Platted 1873
Incorporated 1878
Named for Isaac T. Burr
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,453 ft (443 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 861
 • Density 967/sq mi (374.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67020
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-09575
GNIS ID 477984

Burrton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Isaac T. Burr, former vice-president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 861.

History

19th century

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

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1872, Harvey County was founded.

Burrton was laid out in 1873. It was named from Burrton Township, which was named for I. T. Burr, a railroad official. The first post office in Burrton was established in June 1873. Burrton was incorporated as a city in 1878.

Burrton's location at the junction of two railroads made it an important regional shipping point.

Geography

Burrton is located at 38°1′21″N 97°40′20″W / 38.02250°N 97.67222°W / 38.02250; -97.67222 (38.022573, -97.672316). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 386
1890 695 80.1%
1900 627 −9.8%
1910 689 9.9%
1920 679 −1.5%
1930 649 −4.4%
1940 842 29.7%
1950 749 −11.0%
1960 774 3.3%
1970 808 4.4%
1980 976 20.8%
1990 866 −11.3%
2000 932 7.6%
2010 901 −3.3%
2020 861 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 901 people, 347 households, and 237 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,001.1 inhabitants per square mile (386.5/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 440.0 per square mile (169.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.2% of the population.

There were 347 households, of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 36.2 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Education

The community is served by Burrton USD 369 public school district.

The Burrton Chargers won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1977 Boys Cross Country - Class 1A
  • 1978 Boys Cross Country - Class 1A
  • 1979 Boys Cross Country - Class 1A
  • 1979 Boys Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1986 Girls Cross Country - Class 1A
  • 1986 Girls Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1987 Girls Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1988 Girls Cross Country - Class 1A
  • 1988 Girls Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1989 Girls Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1990 Girls Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 1992 Girls Basketball - Class 1A
  • 1997 Boys Track & Field - Class 1A
  • 2003 Boys Basketball - Class 1A

Notable people

See also

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