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Byers, Kansas
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pratt County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pratt
Founded 1914
Incorporated 1915
Named for Otto Byers
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,008 ft (612 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 35
 • Estimate 
(2019)
33
 • Density 195.27/sq mi (75.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67021
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-09800
GNIS ID 0473763

Byers is a city in Pratt County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 35.

History

Byers was founded in 1914. It was named for Otto Phillip Byers.

The first post office in Byers was established in April 1915.

Geography

Byers is located at 37°47′16″N 98°52′2″W / 37.78778°N 98.86722°W / 37.78778; -98.86722 (37.787830, -98.867114). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 212
1930 185 −12.7%
1940 153 −17.3%
1950 83 −45.8%
1960 52 −37.3%
1970 46 −11.5%
1980 47 2.2%
1990 46 −2.1%
2000 50 8.7%
2010 35 −30.0%
2019 (est.) 33 −5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 35 people, 15 households, and 9 families residing in the city. The population density was 184.2 inhabitants per square mile (71.1/km2). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 110.5 per square mile (42.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.3% White and 5.7% from two or more races.

There were 15 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 26.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 42.9% male and 57.1% female.

Education

Byers High School (called the Hornets) became defunct in 1966, after which time its students were bussed to a regional rural community outside Pratt, called Skyline High School.

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