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Holcomb, Kansas
Location within Finney County and Kansas
Location within Finney County and Kansas
KDOT map of Finney County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Finney
Township Sherlock
Founded 1900s
Incorporated 1961
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,884 ft (879 m)
 • Total 2,245
 • Density 1,810/sq mi (701.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-32575
GNIS ID 471611

Holcomb is a city in Finney County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 2,245.


Holcomb was the name of a farmer. The city was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The first post office in Holcomb was established in December, 1909.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Holcomb has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 75
1970 272
1980 816 200.0%
1990 1,400 71.6%
2000 2,026 44.7%
2010 2,094 3.4%
2020 2,245 7.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,094 people, 654 households, and 521 families living in the city. The population density was 1,551.1 inhabitants per square mile (598.9/km2). There were 680 housing units at an average density of 503.7 per square mile (194.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 9.2% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 654 households, of which 56.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.62.

The median age in the city was 28.9 years. 37.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 4.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.


The community is served by Holcomb USD 363 public school district. Residents are zoned to Holcomb Elementary School (grades 3–5), Wiley Elementary School (Preschool-2), Holcomb Middle School (grades 6–8), or Holcomb High School (grades 9–12).

Notable person

  • Charles Plymell, Beat poet, publisher

See also

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