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U.S Post Office in Scranton (2009)
|Named for||Scranton, Pennsylvania|
|• Total||1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)|
|• Land||1.08 sq mi (2.79 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,122 ft (342 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||633.24/sq mi (244.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Scranton is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 710. It was named after the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania due to its coal mining in the 19th century.
Scranton was founded in 1871 as a coal town. It was named after Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The first post office in Scranton was established in September 1872.
Scranton is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), all of it land.(38.779307, -95.737918). According to the
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scranton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Scranton is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 710 people, 265 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 663.6 inhabitants per square mile (256.2/km2). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 277.6 per square mile (107.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 265 households, of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.19.
The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
The Santa Fe Trail Chargers won the Kansas State High School boys class 4A basketball championship in 1997 and the girls class 4A basketball championship in 1998.
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