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Bushton, Kansas
Grain elevator in Bushton (2004)
Grain elevator in Bushton (2004)
Location within Rice County and Kansas
Location within Rice County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rice County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°30′43″N 98°23′42″W / 38.51194°N 98.39500°W / 38.51194; -98.39500Coordinates: 38°30′43″N 98°23′42″W / 38.51194°N 98.39500°W / 38.51194; -98.39500
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Township Farmer
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1907
Named for wild bushes
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,768 ft (539 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 279
 • Estimate 
(2019)
255
 • Density 1,118.42/sq mi (431.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67427
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-09700
GNIS ID 0475533

Bushton is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 279.

History

Bushton was originally called Sorghum, and under the latter name established in the early 1880s. It was renamed Bushton in 1887, after a number of wild bushes growing at the town site. Bushton was incorporated in 1907.

Geography

Bushton is located at 38°30′43″N 98°23′42″W / 38.51194°N 98.39500°W / 38.51194; -98.39500 (38.511817, -98.395077). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 222
1920 326 46.8%
1930 325 −0.3%
1940 473 45.5%
1950 532 12.5%
1960 499 −6.2%
1970 397 −20.4%
1980 388 −2.3%
1990 341 −12.1%
2000 314 −7.9%
2010 279 −11.1%
2019 (est.) 255 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 279 people, 117 households, and 78 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,213.0 inhabitants per square mile (468.3/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 656.5 per square mile (253.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 2.9% African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.

There were 117 households, of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

Education

The community is served by Central Plains USD 112 public school district. Central Plains Middle School was located in Bushton, but closed in 2019.

School unification consolidated Bushton schools into Quivira Heights schools in the 1980s. The Quivira Heights High School mascot was Thunderbirds. Quivira Heights High School closed in 2012.

Bushton High School was closed through school unification. The Bushton High School mascot was Trojans.

Sports

The Central Plains Oilers won the Kansas State High School 8-Man DI football championship in 2014.

The Quivira Heights Thunderbirds won the Kansas State High School 8-Man DII football and 1A boys basketball championships in 1983.

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