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Pretty Prairie, Kansas
City
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Reno
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,572 ft (479 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 680
 • Estimate (2015) 681
 • Density 1,115/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67570
Area code 620 Exchange 459
FIPS code 20-57700
GNIS ID 0473788

Pretty Prairie is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 680.

History

The first post office at Pretty Prairie was established in 1874.

Pretty Prairie was laid out in 1889. It was named from its scenic setting upon the prairie. Pretty Prairie was incorporated as a city in 1907.

The city's sole source of water is a single well, a 100-foot-deep borehole. Due to agricultural pollution from the region's groundwater, the well water has had nitrate levels in excess of the federal nitrate standard since the mid-1990s. For years, Pretty Prairie distributed bottled water to at-risk families. On January 3, 2017, the town council approved a settlement with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the EPA. The town will invest in a water tower, an underground storage tank, and a reverse osmosis water treatment system.

Geography

Pretty Prairie is located at 37°46′49″N 98°1′8″W / 37.78028°N 98.01889°W / 37.78028; -98.01889 (37.780250, -98.018879). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which, 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pretty Prairie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 327
1920 432 32.1%
1930 429 −0.7%
1940 452 5.4%
1950 484 7.1%
1960 525 8.5%
1970 561 6.9%
1980 655 16.8%
1990 601 −8.2%
2000 615 2.3%
2010 680 10.6%
Est. 2015 681 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 680 people, 272 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,214.3 inhabitants per square mile (468.8/km2). There were 304 housing units at an average density of 542.9 per square mile (209.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 272 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 615 people, 261 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,198.8 people per square mile (465.6/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 565.3 per square mile (219.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.35% White, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population.

There were 261 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,857, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,944. About 4.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


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