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Sawyer, Kansas
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pratt County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°29′54″N 98°41′0″W / 37.49833°N 98.68333°W / 37.49833; -98.68333Coordinates: 37°29′54″N 98°41′0″W / 37.49833°N 98.68333°W / 37.49833; -98.68333
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pratt
Founded 1886-1887
Incorporated 1914
Named for Warren Sawyer
Area
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,906 ft (581 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 124
 • Estimate 
(2019)
131
 • Density 727.78/sq mi (280.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67134
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-63275
GNIS ID 0470374

Sawyer is a city in Pratt County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 124.

History

Sawyer was founded in about 1886. It was named for Warren Sawyer, a railroad official.

The first post office in Sawyer was established in June 1887.

Geography

Sawyer is located at 37°29′54″N 98°41′0″W / 37.49833°N 98.68333°W / 37.49833; -98.68333 (37.498323, -98.683223). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 263
1930 276 4.9%
1940 239 −13.4%
1950 223 −6.7%
1960 192 −13.9%
1970 164 −14.6%
1980 213 29.9%
1990 183 −14.1%
2000 124 −32.2%
2010 124 0.0%
2019 (est.) 131 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 124 people, 52 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 885.7 inhabitants per square mile (342.0/km2). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 500.0 per square mile (193.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.

There were 52 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.48.

The median age in the city was 31 years. 34.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Education

The community is served by USD 438 Skyline public school district.

Sawyer High School was closed through school unification. The Sawyer High School mascot was Eagles.

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