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Maple Hill, Kansas
Location within Wabaunsee County and Kansas
Location within Wabaunsee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Wabaunsee County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°5′3″N 96°1′37″W / 39.08417°N 96.02694°W / 39.08417; -96.02694Coordinates: 39°5′3″N 96°1′37″W / 39.08417°N 96.02694°W / 39.08417; -96.02694
Country United States
State Kansas
County Wabaunsee
Founded 1882
Incorporated 1908
Named for Maple trees on a hill
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
974 ft (297 m)
 • Total 620
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,493.83/sq mi (964.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-44500
GNIS ID 476617

Maple Hill is a city in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 620.


Maple Hill was founded about 1882. It was named from a grove of maple trees groving upon an elevation.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Topeka through Maple Hill to Herington.

Three fires erupted in Maple Hill between 1900 and 1901.

The Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway was 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".


Maple Hill is located at 39°5′3″N 96°1′37″W / 39.08417°N 96.02694°W / 39.08417; -96.02694 (39.084041, -96.027071). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 277
1920 255 −7.9%
1930 256 0.4%
1940 247 −3.5%
1950 176 −28.7%
1960 244 38.6%
1970 327 34.0%
1980 381 16.5%
1990 406 6.6%
2000 469 15.5%
2010 620 32.2%
2019 (est.) 606 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Maple Hill is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 620 people, 210 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,480.0 inhabitants per square mile (957.5/km2). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 868.0 per square mile (335.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 210 households, of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.62.

The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 38.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.


The community is served by Wabaunsee USD 329 public school district. USD 329 was formed by school unification that consolidated Alma, Maple Hill, McFarland, and Paxico. Wabaunsee High School is located in Alma. The Wabaunsee High School mascot is Wabaunsee Chargers.

Maple Hill High School was closed through school unification.

Notable people

  • Joseph Norman Dolley, Kansas banking commissioner who promoted the nation's first state blue sky law, which Kansas passed in 1911.
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