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|Named for||Doc Bushong|
|• Total||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,391 ft (424 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||217.11/sq mi (84.05/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The city, originally a whistle-stop of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, was first named "Weeks". The city took its present name in 1886 in honor of St. Louis Browns catcher Albert J. "Doc" Bushong. Following the Browns' victory in the 1886 World Series over the Chicago White Stockings, the Missouri Pacific Railroad honored several of the St. Louis players by naming some of their towns after the players. Bushong had played every game in the series and was at bat in Game Six, when the winning run scored by stealing home. The city of Bushong is the only one still carrying its name from the 1886 World Series.
During the Cold War, Bushong was the location of one of the first generations of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. The site, active from 1961–1965, was part of the 548th Strategic Missile Squadron.
Bushong is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all of it land.(38.642699, -96.257753). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Bushong is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 34 people, 12 households, and 10 families residing in the city. The population density was 226.7 inhabitants per square mile (87.5/km2). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 106.7 per square mile (41.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 12 households, of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 8.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 33 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.
The community is served by North Lyon County USD 251 public school district.
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