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Lakin, Kansas
City
Downtown Lakin (2010)
Downtown Lakin (2010)
Location within Kearny County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Kearny County (left) and Kansas (right)
KDOT map of Kearny County (legend)
KDOT map of Kearny County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Kearny
Area
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,002 ft (915 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,216
 • Estimate (2015) 2,202
 • Density 2,261/sq mi (872.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67860
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-38175
GNIS feature ID 0471593
Website LakinKansas.org

Lakin is a city in and the county seat of Kearny County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,216.

History

Lakin was founded in 1874. It was named for David Long Lakin, former treasurer of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

A post office has been in operation in Lakin since March 1874. Lakin was designated county seat in 1888.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 258
1900 259 0.4%
1910 337 30.1%
1920 556 65.0%
1930 739 32.9%
1940 709 −4.1%
1950 1,618 128.2%
1960 1,432 −11.5%
1970 1,570 9.6%
1980 1,823 16.1%
1990 2,060 13.0%
2000 2,316 12.4%
2010 2,216 −4.3%
Est. 2015 2,202 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Kearny County, KS, Courthouse IMG 5843
Kearny County Courthouse (2010)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,216 people, 781 households, and 573 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,261.2 inhabitants per square mile (873.1/km2). There were 851 housing units at an average density of 868.4 per square mile (335.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 8.7% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.9% of the population.

There were 781 households of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 34.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,316 people, 823 households, and 604 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,480.0 people per square mile (961.5/km²). There were 883 housing units at an average density of 945.5 per square mile (366.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.56% White, 0.82% African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 14.16% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.96% of the population.

There were 823 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,875, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $31,086 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,531. About 6.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

Climate data for Lakin, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.2
(7.33)
49.0
(9.44)
58.1
(14.5)
68.0
(20)
77.5
(25.28)
87.7
(30.94)
93.5
(34.17)
91.3
(32.94)
83.1
(28.39)
70.6
(21.44)
56.8
(13.78)
45.6
(7.56)
68.9
(20.5)
Average low °F (°C) 18.1
(-7.72)
21.3
(-5.94)
29.0
(-1.67)
38.2
(3.44)
49.4
(9.67)
59.1
(15.06)
64.4
(18)
63.1
(17.28)
53.9
(12.17)
41.1
(5.06)
28.0
(-2.22)
19.0
(-7.22)
40.4
(4.67)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.34
(8.6)
0.46
(11.7)
0.98
(24.9)
1.55
(39.4)
2.54
(64.5)
3.19
(81)
2.88
(73.2)
2.65
(67.3)
1.54
(39.1)
1.42
(36.1)
0.59
(15)
0.60
(15.2)
18.74
(476)
Snowfall inches (cm) 5.1
(13)
3.8
(9.7)
3.9
(9.9)
1.1
(2.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.4
(1)
0.7
(1.8)
3.5
(8.9)
18.4
(46.7)
Source: NOAA

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