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Onaga, 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
Platted 1877
Incorporated by 1881, 1926
Named for Onago
Area
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,102 ft (336 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 702
 • Estimate 
(2019)
682
 • Density 1,039.63/sq mi (401.50/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66521
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-52875
GNIS ID 476116

Onaga is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 702.

History

Onaga was platted in 1877 by the railroad. Onaga is a Potawatomi Indian name.

The first post office in Onaga was established in December 1877.

Geography

Onaga is located at 39°29′22″N 96°10′8″W / 39.48944°N 96.16889°W / 39.48944; -96.16889 (39.489415, -96.168993). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 242
1890 423 74.8%
1900 598 41.4%
1910 759 26.9%
1920 838 10.4%
1930 930 11.0%
1940 741 −20.3%
1950 882 19.0%
1960 850 −3.6%
1970 761 −10.5%
1980 752 −1.2%
1990 761 1.2%
2000 704 −7.5%
2010 702 −0.3%
Est. 2019 682 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

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

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 702 people, 286 households, and 166 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,096.9 inhabitants per square mile (423.5/km2). There were 359 housing units at an average density of 560.9 per square mile (216.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 286 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Onaga has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

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Education

The community is served by Onaga USD 322 public school district.

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