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Langdon, Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Founded 1870s
Incorporated 1912
Area
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,693 ft (516 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 39
 • Density 390/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67583
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-38500
GNIS ID 473778

Langdon is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 39.

History

Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Reno County
1915 Railroad Map of Reno County

The first post office in Langdon was established in 1873. Langdon was named for a local businessman.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Langdon to Pratt. In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

Geography

Langdon is located at 37°51′12″N 98°19′28″W / 37.85333°N 98.32444°W / 37.85333; -98.32444 (37.853349, -98.324495). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 204
1930 181 −11.3%
1940 208 14.9%
1950 128 −38.5%
1960 97 −24.2%
1970 93 −4.1%
1980 84 −9.7%
1990 62 −26.2%
2000 72 16.1%
2010 42 −41.7%
2020 39 −7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 42 people, 20 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 350.0 inhabitants per square mile (135.1/km2). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 291.7 per square mile (112.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White and 4.8% Native American.

There were 20 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.0% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25% 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 2.91.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 14.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12% were from 25 to 44; 42.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.

Education

The community is served by Fairfield USD 310 public school district, which is located about 1 mile north of the city. Before the creation of USD 310, the old Langdon High School mascot was the Owls.

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