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Olsburg, Kansas
Location within Pottawatomie County and Kansas
Location within Pottawatomie County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pottawatomie County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pottawatomie
Founded late 1870s
Incorporated 1926
Named for Ole Thrulson
Area
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,424 ft (434 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 219
 • Estimate 
(2019)
218
 • Density 1,178.38/sq mi (454.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66520
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-52825
GNIS ID 484938

Olsburg is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 219.

History

Olsburg was laid out in the late 1870s. It was originally built up chiefly by Swedes. Olsburg was named for Ole Thrulson, a pioneer settler.

The first post office in Olsburg was founded in 1873, but the name of the post office was spelled Olesburgh until 1887.

Geography

Olsburg is located at 39°25′52″N 96°36′52″W / 39.43111°N 96.61444°W / 39.43111; -96.61444 (39.431052, -96.614439). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 185
1930 175
1940 177 1.1%
1950 140 −20.9%
1960 137 −2.1%
1970 151 10.2%
1980 166 9.9%
1990 192 15.7%
2000 192 0.0%
2010 219 14.1%
2019 (est.) 218 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Olsburg is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 219 people, 85 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,152.6 inhabitants per square mile (445.0/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 515.8 per square mile (199.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 85 households, of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 33.2 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Education

The community is served by Blue Valley USD 384 public school district.

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