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Glen Elder, Kansas
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
Location within Mitchell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Mitchell County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Mitchell
Area
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,434 ft (437 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 445
 • Estimate 
(2012)
440
 • Density 1,011/sq mi (390.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67446
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-26500
GNIS feature ID 0472182
Website glenelder.com

Glen Elder is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 445.

History

Glen Elder was originally known as West Hampton, and under the latter name was laid out and platted in 1871 by promoters who built a large gristmill at the site. The town later adopted the name Glen Elder when the post office of that name was moved there from its former location a half mile north. Glen Elder was named from a grove of box elder trees.

Geography

Glen Elder is located at 39°29′59″N 98°18′27″W / 39.499714°N 98.307509°W / 39.499714; -98.307509 (39.499714, -98.307509). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 165
1890 407 146.7%
1900 481 18.2%
1910 565 17.5%
1920 615 8.8%
1930 617 0.3%
1940 555 −10.0%
1950 582 4.9%
1960 444 −23.7%
1970 422 −5.0%
1980 491 16.4%
1990 448 −8.8%
2000 439 −2.0%
2010 445 1.4%
Est. 2015 435 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 445 people, 193 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,011.4 inhabitants per square mile (390.5/km2). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 568.2 per square mile (219.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 193 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.2% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 439 people, 196 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,131.1 people per square mile (434.6/km2). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 682.8 per square mile (262.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.81% White, 0.68% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,000, and the median income for a family was $32,361. Males had a median income of $21,528 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,169. About 5.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

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