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Strong City

Strong City, Kansas

Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. The population was 584 at the 2000 census. It is named after railroad magnate William Barstow Strong. The center of population of Kansas is located 4.5 miles north of Strong City at .

Strong City is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The small Kansas town surprised many communities when it announced its intensions to apply for an Amtrak station on Amtrak's proposed extension of the Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Missouri. If the town should receive a station it would be one of the smallest towns in the Amtrak system to have a station.

Geography

Strong City is located at (38.394620, -96.537491).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 584 people, 247 households, and 163 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,084.3 people per square mile (417.6/km²). There were 287 housing units at an average density of 532.9/sq mi (205.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.77% White, 1.03% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,192, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $23,523 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,807. About 5.8% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

References

External links

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/towns/StrongCity/gov.html City website

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