|• Total||0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)|
|• Land||0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,581 ft (482 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||500/sq mi (200/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-16625 |
|GNIS ID||0472855 |
History[change | change source]
The community was created in 1868 by American southerners going west after the American Civil War. The city got its name from one person who had once lived on the island of Cuba. Other early settlers of Cuba are Czech immigrants from Bohemia that moved to Cuba in the mid-1870s. Originally most of the people of Cuba were of Czech and Austrian descent.
The entire town of Cuba moved to its current place in 1884 in order to be on the railroad that had been built through that territory.
The town has received attention due to its small town American nature documented by photographer Jim Richardson. The city of Cuba and Jim Richardson were shown on the CBS News Sunday Morning show in 1983 and in 2004, as well as the May 2004 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Government[change | change source]
The Cuba government has of a mayor and five council members. The council meets once a month.
References[change | change source]
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Information about City of Cuba". The League of Kansas Municipalities. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
- Pulling Together: 30 Years in the Life of Cuba, Kansas Archived 2004-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, Jim Richardson, National Geographic
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 486.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cuba, Kansas.|
- USD 109, local school district
- Cuba City Map, KDOT