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Carbondale, Kansas
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Location within Osage County and Kansas
Location within Osage County and Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
Founded 1869
Incorporated 1872
Named for Carbon Coal Company
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.95 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,125 ft (343 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,437
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,369
 • Density 1,872.78/sq mi (723.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66414
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-10600
GNIS ID 479448

Carbondale is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,437. It is located south of Topeka along U.S. Route 75 four lane freeway.

History

Carbondale was founded in 1869. It initially grew as a coal town of the Carbon Coal Company. Coal is a carbon-based fuel, hence the name.

From 1906 to 1908 the Daughters of the American Revolution of Kansas placed sixty-six markers along the path of the Santa Fe Trail as it ran through Kansas. Number seventeen is located in Carbondale.

Geography

Carbondale is located at 38°49′6″N 95°41′30″W / 38.81833°N 95.69167°W / 38.81833; -95.69167 (38.818411, -95.691533). It is the first city south of Topeka, Kansas on U.S. Highway 75. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), of which, 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 710
1890 847 19.3%
1900 625 −26.2%
1910 461 −26.2%
1920 383 −16.9%
1930 399 4.2%
1940 415 4.0%
1950 453 9.2%
1960 664 46.6%
1970 1,041 56.8%
1980 1,518 45.8%
1990 1,526 0.5%
2000 1,478 −3.1%
2010 1,437 −2.8%
2019 (est.) 1,369 −4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

Carbondale is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,437 people, 590 households, and 385 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,916.0 inhabitants per square mile (739.8/km2). There were 637 housing units at an average density of 849.3 per square mile (327.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 590 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

Carbondale is served by USD 434 Santa Fe Trail. USD 434 includes Carbondale, Scranton and Overbrook. The Carbondale attendance center houses grades K-8.[1] The district high school is Santa Fe Trail High School.

The Santa Fe Trail Chargers won the Kansas State High School boys class 4A basketball championship in 1997 and the girls class 4A basketball championship in 1998.

Carbondale High School was closed through school unification. The Carbondale Vikings won the Kansas State High School boys class B basketball championship in 1951.

Notable people

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