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Downtown Collyer (2014)
Downtown Collyer (2014)
Location within Trego County and Kansas
Location within Trego County and Kansas
KDOT map of Trego County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Trego
Founded 1879
Incorporated 1917
Named for Robert Collyer
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.61 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,582 ft (787 m)
 • Total 97
 • Density 422/sq mi (159.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-14900
GNIS ID 471355

Collyer is a city in Trego County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 97. It is located approximately 12 miles west of WaKeeney.


The first settlement was made at Collyer in 1879. Collyer was named for Rev. Robert Collyer.


Collyer is located at 39°2′13″N 100°7′3″W / 39.03694°N 100.11750°W / 39.03694; -100.11750 (39.036947, -100.117451). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Collyer has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 190
1930 243 27.9%
1940 268 10.3%
1950 282 5.2%
1960 233 −17.4%
1970 182 −21.9%
1980 151 −17.0%
1990 144 −4.6%
2000 133 −7.6%
2010 109 −18.0%
2020 97 −11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 109 people, 49 households, and 34 families residing in the city. The population density was 436.0 inhabitants per square mile (168.3/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 308.0 per square mile (118.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 49 households, of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city was 47.8 years. 12.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.


Collyer High School closed in 1966. The Collyer High School mascot was Collyer Wildcats.

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