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Lebo, Kansas
Aerial view of Lebo (2014)
Aerial view of Lebo (2014)
Official logo of Lebo, Kansas
Location within Coffey County and Kansas
Location within Coffey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Coffey County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Coffey
Founded 1883
Incorporated 1886
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.48 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
1,171 ft (357 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 940
 • Estimate 
(2019)
887
 • Density 926.85/sq mi (357.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66856
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-39125
GNIS ID 477548

Lebo is a city in Coffey County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 940.

History

Lebo was founded in 1883. It was named for Capt. Joe Lebo, a pioneer settler.

The first post office in Lebo was established on June 4, 1883.

Geography

Lebo is located at 38°24′56″N 95°51′31″W / 38.41556°N 95.85861°W / 38.41556; -95.85861 (38.415517, -95.858633). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.72 km2), of which 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

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, Lebo has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Area attractions

Attractions of interest to travelers include Lebo Lake, John Redmond Reservoir, Melvern Reservoir, Coffey County Lake, Beto Junction, historic Arvonia town and the Coffey County Museum.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 538
1900 605 12.5%
1910 560 −7.4%
1920 572 2.1%
1930 590 3.1%
1940 522 −11.5%
1950 575 10.2%
1960 498 −13.4%
1970 589 18.3%
1980 966 64.0%
1990 835 −13.6%
2000 961 15.1%
2010 940 −2.2%
Est. 2019 887 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 940 people, 371 households, and 272 families living in the city. The population density was 979.2 inhabitants per square mile (378.1/km2). There were 411 housing units at an average density of 428.1 per square mile (165.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 371 households, of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

Education

The community is served by Lebo–Waverly USD 243 public school district, and has two schools in the city: Lebo High School and Lebo Grade School.

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