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Scranton, Kansas
City
U.S Post Office in Scranton (2009)
U.S Post Office in Scranton (2009)
Location within Osage County and Kansas
Location within Osage County and Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
Area
 • Total 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land 1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 710
 • Estimate (2012) 703
 • Density 664/sq mi (256.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66537
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-63675
GNIS feature ID 0479457
Website scrantonks.com
Kansas.little town1974.0024
Scranton (1974)

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.

History

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.

Geography

Scranton is located at 38°46′46″N 95°44′17″W / 38.77944°N 95.73806°W / 38.77944; -95.73806 (38.779307, -95.737918). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 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, Scranton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 835
1890 1,572 88.3%
1900 1,099 −30.1%
1910 770 −29.9%
1920 622 −19.2%
1930 538 −13.5%
1940 500 −7.1%
1950 487 −2.6%
1960 576 18.3%
1970 575 −0.2%
1980 664 15.5%
1990 674 1.5%
2000 724 7.4%
2010 710 −1.9%
Est. 2015 687 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

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

2010 census

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.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 724 people, 263 households, and 181 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.3 people per square mile (261.3/km²). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 269.6 per square mile (104.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.44% White, 0.83% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 263 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,794, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $31,364 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,210. About 8.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


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