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Saint Marys, Kansas
Downtown St. Marys (2009)
Downtown St. Marys (2009)
Location within Pottawatomie County and Kansas
Location within Pottawatomie County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pottawatomie County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°11′47″N 96°4′7″W / 39.19639°N 96.06861°W / 39.19639; -96.06861Coordinates: 39°11′47″N 96°4′7″W / 39.19639°N 96.06861°W / 39.19639; -96.06861
Country United States
State Kansas
Counties Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee
Founded 1860s
Platted 1866
Incorporated 1869
Named for St. Mary's Mission
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
955 ft (291 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,627
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,658
 • Density 2,256.37/sq mi (871.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66536
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-62400
GNIS ID 476443

St. Marys is a city in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties in the U.S. state of Kansas in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,627. It is home of Saint Mary's Academy and College.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 884
1890 1,174 32.8%
1900 1,390 18.4%
1910 1,397 0.5%
1920 1,321 −5.4%
1930 1,304 −1.3%
1940 1,132 −13.2%
1950 1,201 6.1%
1960 1,509 25.6%
1970 1,434 −5.0%
1980 1,598 11.4%
1990 1,791 12.1%
2000 2,198 22.7%
2010 2,627 19.5%
2019 (est.) 2,658 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1851 catholic church StMarys Kansas USA
Catholic church in St. Marys, 1851

It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 2,627 people, 836 households, and 560 families living in the city. The population density was 2,226.3 inhabitants per square mile (859.6/km2). There were 900 housing units at an average density of 762.7 per square mile (294.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 1.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.0%.

Of the 836 households 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.5% of households were one person and 14.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 4.04.

The median age was 26.8 years. 38.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 18.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

Education

The community is served by Kaw Valley USD 321 public school district, which is located in St. Marys. Besides providing education from pre-K to 12 in St. Marys, it also services students in a four-county radius with four other attendance centers. Its high school is St. Marys High School.

A private school, St. Mary's Academy and College includes grades K-12 as well as a two-year college program. The Society of Saint Pius X operates the school.

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