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Sedan, Kansas
Downtown Sedan (2013)
Downtown Sedan (2013)
Location within Chautauqua County and Kansas
Location within Chautauqua County and Kansas
KDOT map of Chautauqua County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Chautauqua
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1876
Named for Battle of Sedan
Area
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,124
 • Estimate 
(2019)
998
 • Density 1,215.59/sq mi (469.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67361
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-63750
GNIS ID 469151

Sedan is the county seat of and the largest city in Chautauqua County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,124.

History

Sedan was founded in 1871. The city was named in commemoration of the 1870 Battle of Sedan. Sedan was incorporated as a city in 1876.

Geography

Sedan is located at 37°7′42″N 96°11′10″W / 37.12833°N 96.18611°W / 37.12833; -96.18611 (37.128472, -96.186220), which is approximately the middle-point between New York City and Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 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, Sedan has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 665
1890 970 45.9%
1900 1,067 10.0%
1910 1,211 13.5%
1920 1,885 55.7%
1930 1,776 −5.8%
1940 1,948 9.7%
1950 1,640 −15.8%
1960 1,677 2.3%
1970 1,555 −7.3%
1980 1,579 1.5%
1990 1,306 −17.3%
2000 1,342 2.8%
2010 1,124 −16.2%
2019 (est.) 998 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,124 people, 482 households, and 269 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,387.7 inhabitants per square mile (535.8/km2). There were 615 housing units at an average density of 759.3 per square mile (293.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.3% White, 0.4% African American, 2.8% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.2% of the population.

There were 482 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.2% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 48.1 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

Area attractions

Education

Sedan is a part of USD 286 Chautauqua County. Chautauqua County schools were consolidated in Sedan through school unification.

Prior to school unification, the Sedan Blue Devils won the Kansas State High School class B baseball championship in 1973 and 2011.

Notable people

See also

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