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Herndon, Kansas
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
Location within Rawlins County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rawlins County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611Coordinates: 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rawlins
Founded 1878
Incorporated 1906
Named for William Herndon
Area
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,671 ft (814 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 129
 • Estimate 
(2019)
130
 • Density 412.70/sq mi (159.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67739
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-31475
GNIS ID 0470915

Herndon is a city in Rawlins County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 129. It is located approximately 12.5 miles (20.1 km) south of the Kansas-Nebraska state border.

History

Herndon was originally called Pesth (after Budapest, Hungary) and under the latter name was laid out in 1878. It was renamed Herndon in 1879, in honor of William H. Herndon, law partner of Abraham Lincoln. Herndon was incorporated as a city in 1906.

Geography

Herndon is located at 39°54′34″N 100°47′10″W / 39.90944°N 100.78611°W / 39.90944; -100.78611 (39.909468, -100.786094). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 273
1920 411 50.5%
1930 430 4.6%
1940 443 3.0%
1950 321 −27.5%
1960 339 5.6%
1970 268 −20.9%
1980 220 −17.9%
1990 170 −22.7%
2000 149 −12.4%
2010 129 −13.4%
2019 (est.) 130 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 129 people, 66 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 496.2 inhabitants per square mile (191.6/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 396.2 per square mile (153.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 2.3% African American, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 66 households, of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 51.1 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

Education

The community is served by Rawlins County USD 105 public school district, formed in 2003 by the consolidation of Herndon USD 317 and Atwood USD 318. Residents attend school in Atwood: Rawlins County Elementary School and Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School.

Herndon schools were closed in 2004 through school unification. The Herndon High School mascot was Herndon Beavers.

Notable people

  • Rudolph Wendelin, Forest Service artist behind Smokey Bear.
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