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Ness City, Kansas
Ness County Bank building (2013)
Ness County Bank building (2013)
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ness
Founded 1878
Incorporated 1886
Named for Corporal Noah Ness
Area
 • Total 1.46 sq mi (3.77 km2)
 • Land 1.46 sq mi (3.77 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,254 ft (687 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,449
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,303
 • Density 895.53/sq mi (345.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67560
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-49925
GNIS ID 0475581

Ness City is a city in and the county seat of Ness County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,449. Ness City is famous for its four-story Old Ness County Bank Building located downtown, and nicknamed Skyscraper of the Plains.

History

Ness City was founded in 1878. The town experienced growth with the arrival of the railroad in 1886.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 31
1890 869 2,703.2%
1900 505 −41.9%
1910 712 41.0%
1920 905 27.1%
1930 1,509 66.7%
1940 1,355 −10.2%
1950 1,612 19.0%
1960 653 −59.5%
1970 756 15.8%
1980 769 1.7%
1990 1,724 124.2%
2000 1,534 −11.0%
2010 1,449 −5.5%
2019 (est.) 1,303 −10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,449 people, 635 households, and 392 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,420.6 inhabitants per square mile (548.5/km2). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 724.5 per square mile (279.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 635 households, of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.3% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 25.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Geography

Ness City is located at 38°27′8″N 99°54′22″W / 38.45222°N 99.90611°W / 38.45222; -99.90611 (38.452250, -99.905989). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all land.

Climate

Climate data for Ness City, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27.2)
86
(30)
91
(32.8)
103
(39.4)
105
(40.6)
114
(45.6)
113
(45)
111
(43.9)
106
(41.1)
100
(37.8)
89
(31.7)
83
(28.3)
114
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 44
(6.7)
48
(8.9)
58
(14.4)
68
(20)
77
(25)
88
(31.1)
94
(34.4)
92
(33.3)
83
(28.3)
71
(21.7)
56
(13.3)
45
(7.2)
68.7
(20.37)
Average low °F (°C) 15
(-9.4)
19
(-7.2)
27
(-2.8)
37
(2.8)
48
(8.9)
59
(15)
64
(17.8)
62
(16.7)
52
(11.1)
39
(3.9)
26
(-3.3)
17
(-8.3)
38.8
(3.75)
Record low °F (°C) -18
(-27.8)
-18
(-27.8)
-12
(-24.4)
11
(-11.7)
26
(-3.3)
37
(2.8)
41
(5)
43
(6.1)
20
(-6.7)
13
(-10.6)
-4
(-20)
-25
(-31.7)
-25
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.53
(13.5)
0.70
(17.8)
1.74
(44.2)
1.94
(49.3)
3.08
(78.2)
3.06
(77.7)
3.52
(89.4)
2.80
(71.1)
1.84
(46.7)
1.46
(37.1)
0.88
(22.4)
0.74
(18.8)
22.29
(566.2)
Source: weather.com
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