Cambridge, Kansas

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Cambridge, Kansas
Cambridge IOOF building, Stockman's Cafe
Cambridge IOOF building, Stockman's Cafe
Location within Cowley County and Kansas
Location within Cowley County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cowley County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°19′2″N 96°40′2″W / 37.31722°N 96.66722°W / 37.31722; -96.66722Coordinates: 37°19′2″N 96°40′2″W / 37.31722°N 96.66722°W / 37.31722; -96.66722
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCowley
Area
 • Total0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,253 ft (382 m)
Population
 • Total82
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
83
 • Density480/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67023
Area code620
FIPS code20-10125 [4]
GNIS feature ID0469897 [5]

Cambridge is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 82 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

When the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad was built a mile south of Lazette, a new place was created by Benjamin H. Clover on May 3, 1880. Cambridge was named after Cambridge University, in England.[7][8] The first post office in Cambridge was created on January 30, 1880.[9]

On December 15, 1880 the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway got nearly all the stock of the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad. They operated the railroad as the Southern Kansas Railroad.[10] Cambridge was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[11]

Cambridge Public Emergency Radio Tower is one of two former emergency transmission facilities built during the Cold War.

Geography[change | change source]

Cambridge is at 37°19′2″N 96°40′2″W / 37.31722°N 96.66722°W / 37.31722; -96.66722 (37.317323, -96.667085).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2). All of it is land.[1] Cambridge is on US Route 160 at State Highway 7. Cambridge is 45 miles southeast of Wichita.

Weather[change | change source]

Cambridge has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Cambridge has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188098
1920233
193027718.9%
1940246−11.2%
1950221−10.2%
1960140−36.7%
1970110−21.4%
19801132.7%
199074−34.5%
200010339.2%
201082−20.4%
Est. 201683[3]1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 82 people, 39 households, and 28 families living in Cambridge.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Cambridge is a part of USD 462 Central of Burden. The Burden High School mascot is Burden Raiders.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. 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 March 6, 2011.
  7. "Profile for Cambridge, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  8. http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/wortman/archive2005/CloverBH.htm
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  10. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 274.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. Climate Summary for Cambridge, Kansas
  14. "Central USD 462". USD 462. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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