Burdett, Kansas

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Burdett, Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
Location within Pawnee County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pawnee County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639Coordinates: 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyPawnee
Incorporated1961
Named forRobert Burdette
Area
 • Total0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,123 ft (647 m)
Population
 • Total247
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
237
 • Density910/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67523
Area code620
FIPS code20-09275 [4]
GNIS ID0475831 [5]
Websiteburdettks.org

Burdett is a city in Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 247 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Burdett was a station and shipping point on the division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The railroad went from Larned to Jetmore.[7] The community was named for the American humorist writer Robert Jones Burdette.[8]

A post office was opened in Brown's Grove (an extinct town) in 1877. It was moved to Burdett in 1887.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Burdett is at 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639 (38.193410, -99.526456).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Burdett has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Burdett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970285
1980275−3.5%
1990248−9.8%
20002563.2%
2010247−3.5%
Est. 2016237[3]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 247 people, 102 households, and 68 families living in Burdett.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Burdett is part of USD 496 Pawnee Heights. The Pawnee Heights High School mascot is Tigers.[12]

Famous people[change | change source]

  • Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer who discovered the dwarf planet Pluto in 1930, he lived in Burdett during part of his teens.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "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 September 15, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 252.
  8. "Profile for Burdett, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Burdett, Kansas
  12. "Pawnee Heights - USD 496". USD 496. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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