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U.S. Post Office (2009)
|Named for||J.D. Cunningham|
|• Total||0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)|
|• Land||0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,706 ft (520 m)|
|• Density||945/sq mi (366.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The history of Cunningham starts with the town of Ninnescah, which was located near and named after the Ninnescah River. The Ninnescah Post Office opened August 20, 1885. Later the town of Cunningham was established a few miles to the west, on the north side of the railroad. There was a movement among the locals to move the town of Ninnescah to Cunningham. Some buildings were physically moved from Ninnescah to Cunningham in 1887 and 1888. A tornado destroyed most of Ninnescah on March 24, 1888, which sealed its fate.
Cunningham was incorporated as a city in 1908.
Cunningham is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), all of it land.(37.645889, -98.432197). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 454 people, 183 households, and 114 families living in the city. The population density was 1,297.1 inhabitants per square mile (500.8/km2). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 608.6 per square mile (235.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 183 households, of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.68.
The median age in the city was 50.7 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 29.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
U.S. Route 54 passes through Cunningham.
The community is served by Cunningham–West Kingman County USD 332 public school district.
- Cunningham High School
- Cunningham Grade School
The Cunningham Wildcats won the Kansas State High School boys class 1A Track & Field championship in 2008.
- Cunningham Public Library
In Spanish: Cunningham (Kansas) para niños
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