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Larned, Kansas
Business District (2009)
Business District (2009)
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pawnee County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pawnee
Founded 1870s
Platted 1873
Incorporated 1886
Named for Fort Larned
Area
 • Total 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Land 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,005 ft (611 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,769
 • Density 1,564/sq mi (604.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67550
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-38700
GNIS ID 475852

Larned is a city in and the county seat of Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 3,769.

History

Larned was laid out in 1873. The first post office was established at Larned in 1872.

The city drew its name from nearby Fort Larned, which operated from 1859 to 1878, and named for Colonel Benjamin F. Larned, U.S. Army Paymaster from July 1854 to his death September 6, 1862.

Geography

Larned is located at 38°10′56″N 99°6′6″W / 38.18222°N 99.10167°W / 38.18222; -99.10167 (38.182109, -99.101696). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Larned has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,066
1890 1,861 74.6%
1900 1,583 −14.9%
1910 2,911 83.9%
1920 3,139 7.8%
1930 3,532 12.5%
1940 3,533 0.0%
1950 4,447 25.9%
1960 5,001 12.5%
1970 4,567 −8.7%
1980 4,811 5.3%
1990 4,490 −6.7%
2000 4,236 −5.7%
2010 4,054 −4.3%
2020 3,769 −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,054 people, 1,824 households, and 1,027 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,696.2 inhabitants per square mile (654.9/km2). There were 2,130 housing units at an average density of 891.2 per square mile (344.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 2.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 1,824 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

Economy

Education

The community is served by Fort Larned USD 495 public school district.

Notable people

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