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Cedar, Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
KDOT map of Smith County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Smith
Founded 1870s
Incorporated 1916
Area
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,631 ft (497 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 14
 • Estimate 
(2019)
13
 • Density 73.03/sq mi (28.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67628
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-11325
GNIS ID 0472061

Cedar is a city in Smith County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 14.

History

Cedar was a station and shipping point on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

The first post office in Cedar was established in 1871, but it was called Cedarville until 1906.

Geography

Cedar is located at 39°39′24″N 98°56′25″W / 39.656711°N 98.940389°W / 39.656711; -98.940389 (39.656711, -98.940389). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 140
1930 148 5.7%
1940 144 −2.7%
1950 86 −40.3%
1960 73 −15.1%
1970 46 −37.0%
1980 53 15.2%
1990 25 −52.8%
2000 26 4.0%
2010 14 −46.2%
2019 (est.) 13 −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 14 people, 8 households, and 5 families residing in the city. The population density was 77.8 inhabitants per square mile (30.0/km2). There were 16 housing units at an average density of 88.9 per square mile (34.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 8 households, of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, and 37.5% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.20.

The median age in the city was 71.3 years. 7.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 7.1% were from 25 to 44; 14.2% were from 45 to 64; and 71.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

The community is served by Smith Center USD 237 public school district.

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