Colony, Kansas

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Colony, Kansas
Location within Anderson County and Kansas
Location within Anderson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Anderson County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°4′15″N 95°21′58″W / 38.07083°N 95.36611°W / 38.07083; -95.36611Coordinates: 38°4′15″N 95°21′58″W / 38.07083°N 95.36611°W / 38.07083; -95.36611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyAnderson
Founded1872
Incorporated1886
Area
 • Total0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,129 ft (344 m)
Population
 • Total408
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
404
 • Density780/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66015
Area code620
FIPS code20-14950 [4]
GNIS ID0478124 [5]

Colony is a city in Anderson County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 408 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Colony was created in 1872. This was when a railroad was built through the area.[7] It was named after a colony from Ohio and Indiana, which settled in the neighborhood.[8]

The railroad tracks in Colony have since been changed to a rail trail. The trail is part of the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Colony is at 38°4′15″N 95°21′58″W / 38.07083°N 95.36611°W / 38.07083; -95.36611 (38.070803, -95.366109).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

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

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880114
1890474315.8%
19004831.9%
19105309.7%
192099788.1%
1930596−40.2%
1940420−29.5%
1950386−8.1%
19604198.5%
1970382−8.8%
198047424.1%
1990447−5.7%
2000397−11.2%
20104082.8%
Est. 2016404[3]−1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 408 people, 177 households, and 112 families living in Colony.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Colony is part of USD 479 Crest.[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. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 391.
  8. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 88.
  9. "Homepage". BikePrairieSpirit.com. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Colony, Kansas
  12. USD 479

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