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Kirwin, Kansas
Kirwin's city hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (2014)
Kirwin's city hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (2014)
Location within Phillips County and Kansas
Location within Phillips County and Kansas
KDOT map of Phillips County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Phillips
Founded 1869
Incorporated 1877
Named for Col. John Kirwin
Area
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Land 0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,700 ft (500 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 139
 • Density 151.1/sq mi (58.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67644
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-37275
GNIS ID 472043

Kirwin is a city in Phillips County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 139.

History

Kirwin was founded in 1869. It was named for Col. John Kirwin, who commanded a stockade at the town site. Kirwin was incorporated as a city in 1880.

Kirwin was located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Kirwin is located at 39°40′19″N 99°7′19″W / 39.67194°N 99.12194°W / 39.67194; -99.12194 (39.672052, -99.121931). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), of which 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 807
1890 689 −14.6%
1900 586 −14.9%
1910 626 6.8%
1920 553 −11.7%
1930 500 −9.6%
1940 392 −21.6%
1950 374 −4.6%
1960 356 −4.8%
1970 293 −17.7%
1980 249 −15.0%
1990 269 8.0%
2000 229 −14.9%
2010 171 −25.3%
2020 139 −18.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 171 people, 87 households, and 42 families residing in the city. The population density was 178.1 inhabitants per square mile (68.8/km2). There were 163 housing units at an average density of 169.8 per square mile (65.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 0.6% African American, 4.1% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 87 households, of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.7% were non-families. 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.5% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

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Education

The community is served by Thunder Ridge USD 110 public school district, where schools are located in Kensington and Agra. In 2008 West Smith County USD 238 and Eastern Heights USD 324 combined to form Thunder Ridge USD 110. The Thunder Ridge High School mascot is Thunder Ridge Longhorns.

Kirwin schools were closed through school unification. The Kirwin High School mascot was Kirwin Wildcats.

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