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Frederick, Kansas
Location within Rice County and Kansas
Location within Rice County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rice County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Township Eureka
Incorporated 1909
Area
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,759 ft (536 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 18
 • Estimate 
(2019)
19
 • Density 98.96/sq mi (38.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-24550
GNIS ID 0475554

Frederick is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 18. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of 18, though a newspaper estimated the population to be 9.

History

See also: History of Kansas

Frederick was incorporated in 1909. It was a shipping point at the junction of the Missouri Patfic and the St. Louis & San Francisco railroads.

A post office was opened in Frederick (also spelled historically Frederic) in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1954.

In July 2015, Government officials report considering un-incorporating the city. As of August 2015, for the first time in nearly 130 years, the city doesn't have a city council and no one ran for mayor in April 2015. The future of Frederick is uncertain because Rice County doesn't have the power to unincorporate the city. According to state law, residents must bring a petition to the city council, then a special election will be called for a vote, but since there isn't a city council then it can't happen.

In November 2016, the community voted to dissolve Frederick. Election workers at the Eureka Township voting location accidentally made a mistake by giving the wrong ballots to township residents who didn't actually live in Frederick. 20 people voted, 13 voted to keep the community alive, but currently only 9 people live in Frederick. The mistake was caught more than a week after the vote was certified, which is after the 5 day window to contest a vote, thus Kansas Law locked the outcome, Frederick is still a city.

Geography

Frederick is located at 38°30′48″N 98°16′6″W / 38.51333°N 98.26833°W / 38.51333; -98.26833 (38.513108, -98.267756). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 151
1920 145 −4.0%
1930 135 −6.9%
1940 84 −37.8%
1950 53 −36.9%
1960 48 −9.4%
1970 39 −18.7%
1980 29 −25.6%
1990 18 −37.9%
2000 11 −38.9%
2010 18 63.6%
2019 (est.) 19 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18 people, 8 households, and 6 families residing in the city. The population density was 94.7 inhabitants per square mile (36.6/km2). There were 10 housing units at an average density of 52.6 per square mile (20.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 8 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 50.1% were from 45 to 64; and 5.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

The community is served by Central Plains USD 112 public school district.

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