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Plevna, Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Founded 1870s
Incorporated 1910
Named for Pleven, Bulgaria
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,686 ft (514 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 85
 • Density 370/sq mi (146.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67568
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-56725
GNIS ID 473616

Plevna is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 85.

History

The first post office in Plevna was established in October 1877. It is named after the historical city of Pleven in Bulgaria.

Geography

Plevna is located at 37°58′20″N 98°18′31″W / 37.9722362°N 98.3086791°W / 37.9722362; -98.3086791 (37.9722362, -98.3086791). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 202
1930 174 −13.9%
1940 161 −7.5%
1950 200 24.2%
1960 117 −41.5%
1970 124 6.0%
1980 115 −7.3%
1990 117 1.7%
2000 99 −15.4%
2010 98 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 98 people, 43 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.1 inhabitants per square mile (164.5/km2). There were 50 housing units at an average density of 217.4 per square mile (83.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.8% White, 1.0% Native American, 5.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 43 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.9% male and 56.1% female.

Education

The community is served by Fairfield USD 310 public school district. Before the creation of USD 310, the old Plevna High School mascot was the Tigers.

Notable people

  • Karl C. King, member of U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
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