Eastborough, Kansas facts for kids
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Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
|Named for||East borough of Wichita|
|• Total||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Land||0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,371 ft (418 m)|
|• Density||1,938/sq mi (756/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Eastborough is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and an enclave of the city of Wichita. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 756.
Eastborough was originally envisioned by Burdon Hunter, a British architect. The first development in the Eastborough area began in 1929, but the discovery of oil in the area postponed its establishment until the middle of the 1930s. Sale of Eastborough Village started April 10, 1929. It was planned to incorporate when the first thirty homes were completed. Although Eastborough found itself in disputes with the neighboring Woodlawn subdivision, i. e. they could not agree upon a name for the street between them. The disputes were resolved after the two agreed to apply together for incorporation. Eastborough and Woodlawn were incorporated as the city of Eastborough on June 1, 1937.
Eastborough's location near a major shopping center in Wichita (Towne East Square) caused a bit of friction between residents of Wichita and Eastborough in the 1980s through the 1990s as traffic to and from Towne East Square often would go through Eastborough (and be ticketed for exceeding Eastborough's 20 mile per hour speed limit). This was allieviated when Wichita upgraded Kellogg Avenue U.S. Route 54 such that Eastborough was no longer the best route to Towne East. It should be noted, however, that Eastborough retains its 20-mile per hour speed limit on Douglas Avenue, a four lane divided highway, and routinely monitors Douglas Avenue for unsuspecting motorists who do not realize the speed limit dropped from 35 miles per hour outside Eastborough.
Eastborough is located at 37°41′11″N 97°15′32″W / 37.68639°N 97.25889°W (37.6864752, -97.2588378). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.
Eastborough is entirely enclosed within the city of Wichita, Kansas, and relies upon Wichita for water purification and sewage treatment. Eastborough residents pay 60% more for water than Wichita residents. Fire service is provided by the City of Wichita on a contractual basis. Eastborough maintains its own police force of seven officers which is approximately one officer for every 42 homes.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Eastborough is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 773 people, 306 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,932.5 inhabitants per square mile (746.1/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 820.0 per square mile (316.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 306 households, of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.
The city is served by Wichita USD 259 public school district.
Eastborough contracts with the city of Wichita for water purification, sewage treatment, and fire protection service.
- Olive Ann Beech (1903-1993), aviation entrepreneur
|Mary the Jewess|