Copeland, Kansas

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Copeland, Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gray County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°32′25″N 100°37′49″W / 37.54028°N 100.63028°W / 37.54028; -100.63028Coordinates: 37°32′25″N 100°37′49″W / 37.54028°N 100.63028°W / 37.54028; -100.63028
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGray
Founded1912
Incorporated1927
Named forE.L. Copeland
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,822 ft (860 m)
Population
 • Total310
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
300
 • Density1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67837
Area code620
FIPS code20-15475 [4]
GNIS ID0471704 [5]

Copeland is a city in Gray County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 310 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Copeland was founded in 1912.[7] It was named for E. L. Copeland, an official of the Santa Fe Railroad.[8]

The first post office in Copeland was founded in October 1912.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Copeland is at 37°32′25″N 100°37′49″W / 37.54028°N 100.63028°W / 37.54028; -100.63028 (37.540199, -100.630236).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930423
1940262−38.1%
1950242−7.6%
19602472.1%
19702678.1%
198032321.0%
1990290−10.2%
200033916.9%
2010310−8.6%
Est. 2016300[3]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 310 people, 112 households, and 87 families living in the city.[2]

Education[change | change source]

South Gray Schools has two parts: Copeland USD 476 and Montezuma USD 371. They include an Elementary school and Junior High School in Copeland, and an Elementary and High School in Montezuma.[11]

Before to school unification, Copeland was home to Copeland High School, which had a mascot known as the Vikings.[12]

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 September 1, 2011.
  7. "Gray County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  8. "Profile for Copeland, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. "USD 371". South Gray Schools. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  12. "Copeland Marked By Inexperience", Garden City Telegram, 1 September 1978, p.43.

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