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Moran, Kansas
Location within Allen County and Kansas
Location within Allen County and Kansas
KDOT map of Allen County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Allen
Founded 1881
Platted 1881
Incorporated 1881
Area
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,106 ft (337 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 558
 • Estimate 
(2019)
510
 • Density 1,217.18/sq mi (470.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66755
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-48125
GNIS ID 474519

Moran is a city in Allen County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 558.

History

Moran had its start in the year 1881 by the building of the Missouri Pacific Railroad through that territory.

Geography

Moran is located at 37°54′58″N 95°10′15″W / 37.91611°N 95.17083°W / 37.91611; -95.17083 (37.916168, -95.170718). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 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, Moran has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 463
1900 464 0.2%
1910 559 20.5%
1920 676 20.9%
1930 651 −3.7%
1940 592 −9.1%
1950 616 4.1%
1960 549 −10.9%
1970 550 0.2%
1980 643 16.9%
1990 551 −14.3%
2000 562 2.0%
2010 558 −0.7%
2019 (est.) 510 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 558 people, 219 households, and 142 families living in the city. The population density was 1,328.6 inhabitants per square mile (513.0/km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 588.1 per square mile (227.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 2.0% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 219 households, of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 45.4 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.

Education

Moran is a part of Marmaton Valley USD 256 public school district. The district high school is Marmaton Valley High School located in Moran. Marmaton Valley High School mascot is Wildcats.

Notable person

  • Debra Dene Barnes, 1968 Miss America
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