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Hepler, Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 94°58′8″W / 37.66194°N 94.96889°W / 37.66194; -94.96889Coordinates: 37°39′43″N 94°58′8″W / 37.66194°N 94.96889°W / 37.66194; -94.96889
Country United States
State Kansas
County Crawford
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1887
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 132
 • Estimate 
(2019)
131
 • Density 131.13/sq mi (50.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66746
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-31375
GNIS ID 0474993

Hepler is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 132.

History

Hepler was founded in 1871. It was named for B. F. Hepler, president of the company that laid out the town.

The first post office in Hepler was established in June, 1871.

Hepler became a significant shipping point of cattle and grain on the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.

Geography

Hepler is located at 37°39′43″N 94°58′8″W / 37.66194°N 94.96889°W / 37.66194; -94.96889 (37.661936, -94.968872). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), of which, 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 100
1890 269 169.0%
1900 215 −20.1%
1910 276 28.4%
1920 241 −12.7%
1930 210 −12.9%
1940 259 23.3%
1950 224 −13.5%
1960 178 −20.5%
1970 152 −14.6%
1980 165 8.6%
1990 150 −9.1%
2000 154 2.7%
2010 132 −14.3%
2019 (est.) 131 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 132 people, 54 households, and 37 families living in the city. The population density was 173.7 inhabitants per square mile (67.1/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 89.5 per square mile (34.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White and 0.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 54 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.9% of all households 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 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 44.2 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 31.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

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