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Easton, Kansas
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
KDOT map of Leavenworth County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Leavenworth
Founded 1850s
Platted 1854
Incorporated 1903
Named for Easton, Pennsylvania
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
906 ft (276 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 253
 • Estimate 
(2019)
258
 • Density 1,622.64/sq mi (627.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66020
Area code 913
FIPS code 20-19600
GNIS ID 0478377

Easton is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 253. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

History

Easton was originally known as Eastin, and under the latter name was laid out in 1854 by General Lucien J. Eastin. Later, at the insistence of Governor Andrew Horatio Reeder, the name was changed to Easton for Reeder's birthplace of Easton, Pennsylvania.

The first post office in Easton was established in December 1855.

Geography

Easton is located at 39°20′40″N 95°6′59″W / 39.34444°N 95.11639°W / 39.34444; -95.11639 (39.344400, −95.116524). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 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, Easton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 310
1920 228 −26.5%
1930 277 21.5%
1940 255 −7.9%
1950 255 0.0%
1960 320 25.5%
1970 435 35.9%
1980 460 5.7%
1990 405 −12.0%
2000 362 −10.6%
2010 253 −30.1%
2019 (est.) 258 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 253 people, 81 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,807.1 inhabitants per square mile (697.7/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 714.3 per square mile (275.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.4% African American, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 81 households, of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. Of all households 25.9% were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 41.9 years. Of residents 20.6% were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 17.4% were from 45 to 64; and 27.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Education

Easton is a part of USD 449 Easton. Pleasant Ridge High School is the district high school. The Pleasant Ridge High School mascot is Rams.

Easton High School was closed due to school unification. The Easton High School mascot was Easton Dragons.

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