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Kanorado, Kansas
Kanorado Welcome Sign (2008)
Kanorado Welcome Sign (2008)
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sherman County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sherman
Township Stateline
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1920
Named for two states
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,908 ft (1,191 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 153
 • Density 588/sq mi (225.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
67741
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-35975
GNIS ID 471238

Kanorado is a city in Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The name is a portmanteau of Kansas and Colorado, because it is near the stateline. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 153.

History

The first post office at Kanorado was established in 1889, but the post office was called Lamborn until 1903.

Geography

KanoradoExit 1
Interstate 70 in Kansas, Exit One, Kanorado

Kanorado is located at 39°20′9″N 102°2′10″W / 39.33583°N 102.03611°W / 39.33583; -102.03611 (39.335769, -102.036100). It is Exit 1 off of Interstate 70 in Kansas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land. Kanorado is located in Sherman County.

In 1873, Cutler's History of the State of Kansas characterized the county as "very level land and almost treeless. Beaver Creek, Little Beaver and both forks of the Sappa River, rise in this county, and the North Fork of the Smoky Hill, passes from Colorado into the south part of the county, and out of it into Wallace." In the main, farming is by irrigation.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 359
1940 322 −10.3%
1950 285 −11.5%
1960 245 −14.0%
1970 278 13.5%
1980 217 −21.9%
1990 276 27.2%
2000 248 −10.1%
2010 153 −38.3%
2020 153 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 153 people, 73 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 588.5 inhabitants per square mile (227.2/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile (145.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 1.3% African American, 19.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.9% of the population.

There were 73 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.7% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 39.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.0% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.4% male and 55.6% female.

Education

Kanorado is served by Goodland USD 352 public school district.

Kanorado schools were closed through school unification. The Kanorado High School mascot was Kanorado Bears.

Infrastructure

KanoradoExit 1
Kanorado exit on Interstate 70, the west most exit in Kansas (2015)

Transportation

Rail

The Kyle Railroad passes along the south edge of the city.

Highways

Interstate I-70 and US 24.svg U.S. Route 24 pass east to west a few blocks south of the city. Old US 24.svg U.S. Route 24 passes along the south edge of the city and follows roughly parallel to the railway. K-267.svg Kansas Highway 267, a spur route, connects the city to I-70.

Notable people

  • Nancy Pfister (1956-2014)
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