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Rossville, Kansas
Downtown Rossville (2006)
Downtown Rossville (2006)
Location within Shawnee County and Kansas
Location within Shawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Shawnee County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139Coordinates: 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Shawnee
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1881
Named for William Ross
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,151
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,124
 • Density 2,028.88/sq mi (783.77/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66533
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-61400
GNIS ID 478436

Rossville is a city in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,151.

History

Rossville was founded in 1871. It was named for William W. Ross, a Kansas reporter.

Geography

Rossville is located at 39°8′12″N 95°57′5″W / 39.13667°N 95.95139°W / 39.13667; -95.95139 (39.136559, -95.951255). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

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, Rossville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 323
1890 420 30.0%
1900 555 32.1%
1910 672 21.1%
1920 664 −1.2%
1930 701 5.6%
1940 601 −14.3%
1950 577 −4.0%
1960 797 38.1%
1970 934 17.2%
1980 1,045 11.9%
1990 1,052 0.7%
2000 1,014 −3.6%
2010 1,151 13.5%
2019 (est.) 1,124 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Rossville is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 1,151 people in 413 households, including 293 families, in the city. The population density was 1,886.9 inhabitants per square mile (728.5/km2). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 734.4 per square mile (283.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 92.3% White, 0.7% African American, 4.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9%.

Of the 413 households 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.9% of households were one person and 13.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age was 35.5 years. 30.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

Education

The community is served by Kaw Valley USD 321 public school district. It serves portions of the Tri-County area which includes Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomie Counties, as well as portions of Jackson County.

Sports

Rossville was once home to a Summer Collegiate baseball team, the Rossville Rattlers. In 2013, the Rattlers won the National Baseball Congress 19 and Under World Series. The Rattlers played at Joe Campbell Memorial Stadium. The Rattlers were members of the Mid-Plains League The Rossville Rattlers ceased operations at the end of the 2017 season.

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