Robinson, Kansas

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Robinson, Kansas
City
Aerial view of Robinson (2013)
Aerial view of Robinson (2013)
Location within Brown County and Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
KDOT map of Brown County (legend)
KDOT map of Brown County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°48′59″N 95°24′38″W / 39.81639°N 95.41056°W / 39.81639; -95.41056Coordinates: 39°48′59″N 95°24′38″W / 39.81639°N 95.41056°W / 39.81639; -95.41056
Country United States
State Kansas
County Brown
Area[1]
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 234
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 229
 • Density 980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66532
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-60325 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0472996 [5]
Website City Website

Robinson is a city in Brown County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 234.[6]

History

Robinson had its start in the year 1871 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[7][8] It was named to honor the first governor of the State of Kansas, Charles Robinson.[9] It had formerly been known locally as Lickskillet derived from the practice of an old trapper who allegedly put his dirty dishes out for his dog to lick clean.[10]

Geography

Robinson is located at 39°48′59″N 95°24′38″W / 39.81639°N 95.41056°W / 39.81639; -95.41056 (39.816256, -95.410567),[11] along the Wolf River.[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 210
1900 493
1910 492 −0.2%
1920 500 1.6%
1930 457 −8.6%
1940 413 −9.6%
1950 381 −7.7%
1960 317 −16.8%
1970 278 −12.3%
1980 324 16.5%
1990 268 −17.3%
2000 216 −19.4%
2010 234 8.3%
Est. 2016 229 [3] −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 234 people, 92 households, and 64 families residing in the city. The population density was 975.0 inhabitants per square mile (376.4/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 454.2 per square mile (175.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.4% from other races, and 6.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 92 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 216 people, 94 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.0 people per square mile (347.5/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 455.8 per square mile (178.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.98% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 1.85% from other races, and 3.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,938, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,203. About 13.8% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.

Education

Robinson is a part of USD 415 Hiawatha Schools. The Hiawatha High School mascot is Hiawatha Hawks.[13]

Robinson High School was closed through school unification. The Robinson High School mascot was Cardinals.[14]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. 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. 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. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 150. 
  8. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 589. 
  9. ^ Capace, Nancy (1 June 2000). Encyclopedia of Kansas. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-403-09312-0. 
  10. ^ Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 327 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ DeLorme (2003). Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. p. 26. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  13. ^ "Hiawatha Schools USD 415". USD 415. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Robinson High School - Cardinal Yearbook". E-YEARBOOK.COM. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

External links

City
  • City of Robinson
  • Robinson - Directory of Public Officials
Schools
  • USD 415, local school district
Maps
  • Robinson City Map, KDOT
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