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St. John, Kansas
City and County seat
Location within Stafford County and Kansas
Location within Stafford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Stafford County (legend)
KDOT map of Stafford County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Stafford
Area
 • Total 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Land 1.88 sq mi (4.87 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,903 ft (580 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,295
 • Estimate (2016) 1,214
 • Density 688.8/sq mi (265.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67576
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-62275
GNIS ID 0473574
Website StJohnKansas.com

St. John is a city in Stafford County, Kansas, United States. It is also the county seat of Stafford County. In 2010, 1,295 people lived there.

History

The first settlement in what is today St. John was made in 1875 when William Bickerton of the Church of Jesus Christ created a religious group named Zion Valley. By 1879, Zion Valley had grown into a small town, and the residents renamed it St. John. It was named after then-governor John P. St. John, in order to try to become the county seat of Stafford County.

In 2015, the official government listing of places has been corrected to spell the town as "St. John" instead of "Saint John." The name was incorrectly changed by the United States Postal Service in the 1970s.

Geography

St. John is at 38°0′8″N 98°45′36″W / 38.00222°N 98.76°W / 38.00222; -98.76 (38.0022371, -98.7600887). The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.88 square miles (4.87 km2). All of it is land.

People

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 56
1890 865 1,444.6%
1900 869 0.5%
1910 1,785 105.4%
1920 1,671 −6.4%
1930 1,552 −7.1%
1940 1,735 11.8%
1950 1,735 0.0%
1960 1,753 1.0%
1970 1,477 −15.7%
1980 1,501 1.6%
1990 1,357 −9.6%
2000 1,318 −2.9%
2010 1,295 −1.7%
Est. 2016 1,214 −6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

The 2010 census says that there were 1,295 people, 534 households, and 336 families living in St. John.

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