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Carbondale, Kansas
City
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Downtown Carbondale (2005)
Location within Osage County and Kansas
Location within Osage County and Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
Area
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,437
 • Estimate (2013) 1,423
 • Density 1,866/sq mi (722.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66414
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-10600
GNIS feature ID 0479448
Website carbondaleks.com

Carbondale is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,437.

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%
Est. 2015 1,396 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,478 people, 581 households, and 393 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,020.0 people per square mile (781.7/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 843.3 per square mile (326.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.75% White, 0.27% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population.

There were 581 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,550, and the median income for a family was $39,226. Males had a median income of $29,226 versus $21,300 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,729. About 9.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.


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