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Muscotah, Kansas
City
Location within Atchison County and Kansas
Location within Atchison County and Kansas
KDOT map of Atchison County (legend)
KDOT map of Atchison County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Atchison
Area
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,007 ft (307 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 176
 • Estimate (2012) 175
 • Density 518/sq mi (200.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66058
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-49325
GNIS feature ID 0473463

Muscotah is a city in Atchison County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 176. Muscotah was named for the Kickapoo Native American word for "prairie"

History

Muscotah was platted in 1857. The original location of the town was about two and a half miles northeast of the current location of the town. Soon after the town was founded in its original location, it was determined that the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad line would pass just to the south, so a new town was built on the railroad line near the Delaware River. A grist mill was built on the river to take advantage of the water power.

Geography

Muscotah is located at 39°33′12″N 95°31′15″W / 39.553325°N 95.520731°W / 39.553325; -95.520731 (39.553325, -95.520731). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 412
1890 524 27.2%
1900 462 −11.8%
1910 491 6.3%
1920 427 −13.0%
1930 366 −14.3%
1940 331 −9.6%
1950 248 −25.1%
1960 228 −8.1%
1970 206 −9.6%
1980 248 20.4%
1990 194 −21.8%
2000 200 3.1%
2010 176 −12.0%
Est. 2015 171 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 176 people, 69 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 517.6 inhabitants per square mile (199.8/km2). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 264.7 per square mile (102.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 69 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 36.3 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.3% male and 47.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 200 people, 81 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 596.4 people per square mile (227.1/km2). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 268.4 per square mile (102.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 2.00% Native American, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 81 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,299. About 7.3% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 18.9% of those sixty five or over.

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