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Freeport, Kansas
Location within Harper County and Kansas
Location within Harper County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harper County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°11′50″N 97°51′23″W / 37.19722°N 97.85639°W / 37.19722; -97.85639
FREEPORT KANSAS Latitude and Longitude:

37°11′50″N 97°51′23″W / 37.19722°N 97.85639°W / 37.19722; -97.85639
CountryUnited States
State Kansas
County Harper
Area
 • Total0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,335 ft (407 m)
Population
 • Total5
 • Estimate 
(2016) [3]
5
 • Density25/sq mi (9.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( CST)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67049
Area code 620
FIPS code20-24725 [4]
GNIS ID0470290 [5]

Freeport is an Unincorporated community in Harper County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5. [6]

History

Freeport was founded in 1885. [7] It was located on the Missouri Pacific Railway. [8]

A post office has been in operation at Freeport since 1885. [9] Besides the post office the community has a grain elevator and a church. [10]

Until November 2017, it was the smallest incorporated city in the state of Kansas. The city was dissolved by a vote of 4-0 in November 2017 election. [11]

Geography

Freeport is located at 37°11′50″N 97°51′23″W / 37.19722°N 97.85639°W / 37.19722; -97.85639 (37.197234, -97.856481). [12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land. [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890138
190083−39.9%
191016194.0%
192056−65.2%
193010587.5%
194067−36.2%
195030−55.2%
1960313.3%
197021−32.3%
198012−42.9%
19908−33.3%
20006−25.0%
20105−16.7%
Est. 20165 [3]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census [2] of 2010, there were 5 people, 3 households, and 2 families residing in the community. The population density was 25.0 inhabitants per square mile (9.7/km2). There were 4 housing units at an average density of 20.0 per square mile (7.7/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 80.0% White and 20.0% Native American.

There were 3 households of which 66.7% were married couples living together and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.00.

The median age in the community was 66.5 years. 0.0% of residents were under the age of 18; 20% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 0.0% were from 25 to 44; 20% were from 45 to 64; and 60% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the community was 60.0% male and 40.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 6 people, 3 households, and 3 families residing in the community. The population density was 31.5 people per square mile (12.2/km²). There were 5 housing units at an average density of 26.3 per square mile (10.2/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 100.00% White.

There were 3 households out of which none had persons under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, and 33.3% had a female householder with no husband present. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.00.

In the community, the population was spread out with 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 66.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females, there were 100 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the community was $14,590. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Education

Freeport is served by USD 361 Chaparral Schools. [13]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. ^ "12 U.S. places where your visit could double the population". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 202.
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  10. ^ Rivero, Nicolas (25 August 2017). "The Smallest Town in Each of the 50 States". Mental Floss. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Freeport to dissolve; Frederick remains a city". Hutchison News. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "Anthony-Harper". USD 361. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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