Park

Park

[pahrk]
Park, Mungo, 1771-1806, British explorer in Africa, b. Selkirk, Scotland. After serving as a surgeon with the East India Company, he was employed by the African Association to explore the course of the Niger River. Traveling NE from the Gambia River, he reached the Niger at Segu and proceeded 300 mi (483 km) upstream to Bamako. On his return to England he published Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa (1799). He was sent (1805) by the government to trace the Niger to its mouth, but at Bussa he and his party were attacked in their canoes and Park was drowned.

See J. Thomson, Mungo Park and the River Niger (1890, repr. 1970).

Park, Rosemary, 1907-, American educator, b. Andover, Mass., grad. Radcliffe (B.A., 1928; M.A., 1929), Univ. of Cologne (Ph.D., 1934). She was instructor in German (1930-32) and acting dean of freshmen (1934-35) at Wheaton College. From 1935 to 1947 she taught at Connecticut College, becoming academic dean in 1946; she served as president from 1947 to 1962. From 1962 to 1967 she was president of Barnard College. She was vice chancellor of the Univ. of California at Los Angeles from 1967 to 1970, then stayed on as professor of education until her retirement.
Benjamin, Park, 1809-64, American journalist, b. British Guiana (now Guyana). As owner and editor of the New England Magazine, he merged it (1835) with the American Monthly Magazine of New York and became associate editor with C. F. Hoffman. A prominent journalist of his day, he is best known as the founder (1839) of the New World, a weekly periodical that ran until 1845.

See biography by M. M. Hoover (1948).

Park is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. The population was 151 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Park is located at (39.112299, -100.360501).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 151 people, 77 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 477.0 people per square mile (182.2/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 281.1/sq mi (107.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 1.32% Native American, and 1.32% from two or more races.

There were 77 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% 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 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,303. There were 8.9% of families and 10.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.3% of those over 64.

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