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Colwich, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Founded 1887
Incorporated 1887
Area
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.46 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,381 ft (421 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,455
 • Density 1,094/sq mi (420.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67030
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-15100
GNIS ID 473814

Colwich is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, located northwest of Wichita. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,455.

History

Colwich was founded in 1887. The name is a portmanteau of Colorado and Wichita, or the Colorado & Wichita Railroad.

Geography

Colwich is located at 37°46′50″N 97°32′26″W / 37.78056°N 97.54056°W / 37.78056; -97.54056 (37.780480, -97.540420). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 212
1900 225 6.1%
1910 258 14.7%
1920 262 1.6%
1930 260 −0.8%
1940 284 9.2%
1950 339 19.4%
1960 703 107.4%
1970 879 25.0%
1980 935 6.4%
1990 1,091 16.7%
2000 1,229 12.6%
2010 1,327 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Colwich is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,327 people, 466 households, and 348 families living in the city. The population density was 997.7 inhabitants per square mile (385.2/km2). There were 480 housing units at an average density of 360.9 per square mile (139.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 466 households, of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 34.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

Education

The community is served by Renwick USD 267 public school district.

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