Severy, Kansas facts for kids
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|Named for||Luther Severy|
|• Total||0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)|
|• Land||0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,112 ft (339 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||471.43/sq mi (182.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Severy was originally called Gould, and under the latter name founded in 1879. When the Santa Fe Railway was built through the neighborhood, the name Severy was adopted in honor of Luther Severy, a railroad employee.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Severy has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 259 people, 132 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.6 inhabitants per square mile (204.1/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 381.6 per square mile (147.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.7% from two or more races.
There were 132 households, of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 53.0% were non-families. 47.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 25.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
Parks and Recreation
The community is served by West Elk USD 282 public school district. School unification consolidated Moline, Howard and Severy schools forming USD 282. West Elk High School is located in Howard. The West Elk High School mascot is Patriots.
Severy High School was closed in school unification. The Severy High School mascot was Severy Wildcats.
- Stanley Vestal, Western historian and author, including Dodge City, Queen of the Cowtowns, born near Severy in 1887
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