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Marysville, Kansas
City
Marysville water tower (2009)
Marysville water tower (2009)
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Marshall
Area
 • Total 4.62 sq mi (11.97 km2)
 • Land 4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,294
 • Estimate (2014) 3,295
 • Density 713.0/sq mi (275.19/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 66508, 66555
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-45050
GNIS feature ID 0472911
Website City Website

Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,294.

History

Pony Express Marysville KS
Pony Express Station, 2010

Marysville was laid out in 1855 by Francis J. Marshall, and designated in that same year the county seat. It was incorporated as a city in 1861.

Marysville was located on the Oregon Trail and the route of the Pony Express, the St. Joe Road, the Overland Stage, The Military Road, and the Otoe-Missouria Trail. British explorer Richard Francis Burton en route to California in 1860 noted: "Passing by Marysville, in old maps Palmetto City, a country-town which thrives by selling whiskey to ruffians of all descriptions ..." The old Pony Express Station still stands in downtown Marysville.

Marysville owes much of its prosperity to the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad has been a major employer in the town for nearly 100 years. Over 60 trains pass through the town daily and the railroad recently completed an underpass which redirects the tracks below US-36, rather than crossing the highway and backing up traffic.

Marysville is also known as the "Black Squirrel City" due to an isolated community of all-black squirrels that make their homes in the town. The squirrels are said to be the result of escapees from a traveling circus.

Geography

Marysville is located at 39°50′41″N 96°38′33″W / 39.84472°N 96.6425°W / 39.84472; -96.6425 (39.844624, -96.642505). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.62 square miles (11.97 km2), of which 4.58 square miles (11.86 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 171
1870 300 75.4%
1880 1,249 316.3%
1890 1,913 53.2%
1900 2,006 4.9%
1910 2,260 12.7%
1920 3,048 34.9%
1930 4,013 31.7%
1940 4,055 1.0%
1950 3,866 −4.7%
1960 4,143 7.2%
1970 3,588 −13.4%
1980 3,670 2.3%
1990 3,359 −8.5%
2000 3,271 −2.6%
2010 3,294 0.7%
Est. 2015 3,323 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,294 people, 1,468 households, and 859 families residing in the city. The population density was 719.2 inhabitants per square mile (277.7/km2). There were 1,646 housing units at an average density of 359.4 per square mile (138.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 1,468 households of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 38.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,271 people, 1,437 households, and 865 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,004.2 people per square mile (387.4/km²). There were 1,614 housing units at an average density of 495.5 per square mile (191.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, 0.15% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 1,437 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $40,427. Males had a median income of $28,065 versus $18,063 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,196. About 5.7% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.


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