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Facing southwest, as the tracks and the streets were perpendicular to the tracks (2014)
|• Total||0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)|
|• Land||0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,834 ft (559 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||699.05/sq mi (269.78/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Natoma was established in 1888, named after an American Indian railroad employee by a railroad officer. The name means "new born." The first post office had opened under the name Tapley in December 1878, but changed its name to Natoma in July 1890. Natoma incorporated as a city in 1905.
Natoma is located at Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of the Saline River. Paradise Creek, a tributary of the Saline, flows southeast along the southern edge of the city. Natoma is in north-central Kansas approximately 135 miles (217 km) northwest of Wichita and 230 miles (370 km) west of Kansas City. Located on K-18, it is roughly 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Osborne, the county seat.(39.189054, -99.024832) at an elevation of 1,834 feet (559 m). It lies in the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.41 square miles (1.06 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census, there were 335 people, 160 households and 86 families residing in the city. The population density was 817.1 per square mile (315.5/km2). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 558.5 per square mile (215.6/km2). The racial makeup was 97.0% White, 0.9% African American, 1.2% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 160 households, of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.3% were non-families. 43.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age was 43.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 26% were 65 years of age or older. The gender make-up was 54.9% male and 45.1% female.
Points of interest
Natoma Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1899, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its architecture.
K-18, an east-west route, approaches Natoma from the west, then turns southeast along the eastern side of the city.
Natoma is a part of unified school district 399 Paradise Natoma Waldo. USD 399 has two schools in the city:
- Natoma Elementary School (Grades K-6)
- Natoma High School (7-12)
The Natoma Tigers have won the following Kansas State High School championships:
- 1958 Boys' basketball - Class B
- 1959 Boys' basketball - Class B
- 1974 Boys' cross country - Class 1A
- 1975 Boys' basketball - Class 1A
- 1982 Girls' basketball - Class 1A
- 2014 Boys' cross country - Class 1A
- 2015 Boys' cross country - Class 1A
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