Clearwater, Kansas

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Clearwater, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°30′20″N 97°30′5″W / 37.50556°N 97.50139°W / 37.50556; -97.50139Coordinates: 37°30′20″N 97°30′5″W / 37.50556°N 97.50139°W / 37.50556; -97.50139
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
Founded1870
Platted1872
Incorporated1885
Named forWater
Area
 • Total1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Land1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,286 ft (392 m)
Population
 • Total2,481
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,519
 • Density1,300/sq mi (510/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67026
Area code620
FIPS code20-13925 [4]
GNIS ID0474315 [5]
Websiteclearwaterks.org

Clearwater is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 2,481 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Clearwater was created in 1870. It was platted as a city in 1872.[7] It was named Clearwater because of the clear water of the river where the city is.[8] The first post office in Clearwater was created in 1871. The name of the post office called Clear Water until 1894.[9] The Chisholm Trail went along the east side of the city from 1867 to 1871.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Clearwater is southwest of Wichita, Kansas at 37°30′20″N 97°30′5″W / 37.50556°N 97.50139°W / 37.50556; -97.50139 (37.505646, -97.501516).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890408
1900368−9.8%
191056954.6%
192064713.7%
19306693.4%
1940591−11.7%
19506479.5%
19601,07365.8%
19701,43533.7%
19801,68417.4%
19901,87511.3%
20002,17816.2%
20102,48113.9%
2016 (est.)2,519[3]1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 2,481 people, 908 households, and 660 families living in Clearwater.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Clearwater has the Clearwater USD 264 public school district.[12]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. 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. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History; 1912.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 285.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. Route of the Chisholm cattle trail in Kansas; Kansas Historical Society, 1960s.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "Clearwater Schools". USD 264. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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