Clearwater, Kansas facts for kids
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Typical windmill street sign found throughout Clearwater
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
|• Total||1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)|
|• Land||1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,286 ft (392 m)|
|• Density||1,368/sq mi (528.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Clearwater is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 2,653.
Clearwater was first settled in 1870, then platted as a city in 1872. It was named from the clear water of the river upon which it is situated. The first post office in Clearwater was established in 1871, and the name of the post office was officially spelled out Clear Water until 1894. The Chisholm Trail ran along the east side of the community from 1867 to 1871.
Clearwater is located just southwest of Wichita, Kansas at 37°30′20″N 97°30′5″W / 37.50556°N 97.50139°W (37.505646, -97.501516). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,481 people, 908 households, and 660 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,326.7 inhabitants per square mile (512.2/km2). There were 963 housing units at an average density of 515.0 per square mile (198.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 908 households, of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.19.
The median age in the city was 35.8 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 22% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
The community is served by Clearwater USD 264 public school district.
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