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Conway Springs, Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sumner
Township Conway
Founded 1884
Incorporated 1886
Named for Conway Township and nearby mineral spring
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,371 ft (418 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,086
 • Density 1,097/sq mi (424.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67031
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-15325
GNIS ID 470270

Conway Springs is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,086.

History

Conway Springs was founded in 1884. Its name is derived from both Conway Township and a mineral spring nearby.

Geography

Conway Springs is located at 37°23′22″N 97°38′40″W / 37.38944°N 97.64444°W / 37.38944; -97.64444 (37.389546, -97.644332). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.

Climate

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 681
1900 714 4.8%
1910 1,292 81.0%
1920 1,120 −13.3%
1930 981 −12.4%
1940 849 −13.5%
1950 816 −3.9%
1960 1,057 29.5%
1970 1,153 9.1%
1980 1,313 13.9%
1990 1,384 5.4%
2000 1,322 −4.5%
2010 1,272 −3.8%
2020 1,086 −14.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,272 people, 450 households, and 313 families living in the city. The population density was 1,551.2 inhabitants per square mile (598.9/km2). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 617.1 per square mile (238.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 450 households, of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 21.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

Education

The community is served by Conway Springs USD 356 public school district.

Notable people

  • Lloyd Bishop, baseball player
  • Harvey Nininger, born in Conway Springs, 17 January 1887
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