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Horton, Kansas
Post Office in Horton (2015)
Post Office in Horton (2015)
Location within Brown County and Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
KDOT map of Brown County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°39′50″N 95°31′41″W / 39.66389°N 95.52806°W / 39.66389; -95.52806Coordinates: 39°39′50″N 95°31′41″W / 39.66389°N 95.52806°W / 39.66389; -95.52806
Country United States
State Kansas
County Brown
Founded 1886
Incorporated 1887
Named for Albert Horton
Area
 • Total 1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Land 1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,093 ft (333 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,776
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,685
 • Density 1,010.19/sq mi (389.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66439
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-33200
GNIS ID 473244

Horton is a city in Brown County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,776.

History

Horton was founded in 1886. It was named for Albert H. Horton, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

On January 22, 2013, the host of CNBC television show The Profit toured Horton in hopes of revitalizing Horton's downtown business district. Within 18 months, the community started the “Reinvent Horton” campaign to clean up the community and update "run-down" aspects of it, including the installation of curbs, sidewalks, and light poles, razed some buildings, and a large community effort to try to change Horton.

Geography

Horton is located at 39°39′50″N 95°31′41″W / 39.66389°N 95.52806°W / 39.66389; -95.52806 (39.663817, -95.528130). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.80 square miles (4.66 km2), of which, 1.78 square miles (4.61 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,316
1900 3,398 2.5%
1910 3,600 5.9%
1920 4,009 11.4%
1930 4,049 1.0%
1940 2,872 −29.1%
1950 2,354 −18.0%
1960 2,361 0.3%
1970 2,177 −7.8%
1980 2,130 −2.2%
1990 1,885 −11.5%
2000 1,967 4.4%
2010 1,776 −9.7%
2019 (est.) 1,685 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,776 people, 732 households, and 453 families residing in the city. The population density was 997.8 inhabitants per square mile (385.3/km2). There were 904 housing units at an average density of 507.9 per square mile (196.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.5% White, 0.8% African American, 10.7% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 732 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Geography

Climate

Humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfa". (Hot Summer Continental Climate).

Climate data for Horton, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
5.6
(42)
11.7
(53)
18.9
(66)
23.3
(74)
28.9
(84)
32.2
(90)
31.1
(88)
26.7
(80)
20.6
(69)
12.2
(54)
4.4
(40)
18.19
(64.8)
Average low °C (°F) -8.9
(16)
-6.1
(21)
-1.7
(29)
5
(41)
10.6
(51)
16.1
(61)
18.9
(66)
17.8
(64)
13.3
(56)
6.7
(44)
-0.6
(31)
-6.7
(20)
5.37
(41.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
28
(1.1)
48
(1.9)
76
(3.0)
117
(4.6)
135
(5.3)
94
(3.7)
99
(3.9)
104
(4.1)
58
(2.3)
38
(1.5)
25
(1.0)
846
(33.3)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

  • Horton High School

Notable people

  • Boots Adams, businessman
  • Robert Harder, Kansas legislator
  • Danny J. Petersen, Vietnam War posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor
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