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Yates Center, Kansas
City
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Woodson County (legend)
KDOT map of Woodson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Woodson
Area
 • Total 3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Land 2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,417
 • Estimate (2015) 1,331
 • Density 464.6/sq mi (179.37/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66783
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-80700
GNIS feature ID 0474470
Website City Website

Yates Center is a city in and the county seat of Woodson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,417.

History

Yates Center was founded in August 1875. It was named for Abner Yates, the original owner of the town site, who donated an entire block around the courthouse, land for the churches, a city park, and a lot each for the first two children born in the town. Yates Center is the only town in Kansas to be selected as a county seat before there was a house or inhabitant within its boundaries.

Over thirty buildings in downtown Yates Center, centering on Courthouse Square, are included in the Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District.

Geography

Yates Center is located at 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88°N 95.73444°W / 37.88; -95.73444 (37.879948, -95.734522). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2), of which, 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2) is water.

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, Yates Center has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 350
1890 1,305 272.9%
1900 1,634 25.2%
1910 2,024 23.9%
1920 2,306 13.9%
1930 2,013 −12.7%
1940 2,176 8.1%
1950 2,178 0.1%
1960 2,080 −4.5%
1970 1,967 −5.4%
1980 1,998 1.6%
1990 1,815 −9.2%
2000 1,599 −11.9%
2010 1,417 −11.4%
Est. 2015 1,331 −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,417 people, 664 households, and 347 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.9 inhabitants per square mile (209.6/km2). There were 821 housing units at an average density of 314.6 per square mile (121.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.4% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 664 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.7% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,599 people, 716 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 553.9 people per square mile (213.6/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 292.3 per square mile (112.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.19% African American, 0.69% Native American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 716 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,920, and the median income for a family was $34,018. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $17,054 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,180. About 9.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 18.5% of those age 65 or over.


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