Cuba, Kansas

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Cuba, Kansas
Location within Republic County and Kansas
Location within Republic County and Kansas
KDOT map of Republic County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°48′8″N 97°27′26″W / 39.80222°N 97.45722°W / 39.80222; -97.45722Coordinates: 39°48′8″N 97°27′26″W / 39.80222°N 97.45722°W / 39.80222; -97.45722
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyRepublic
Founded1868
Incorporated1885
Named forCuba
Area
 • Total0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,581 ft (482 m)
Population
 • Total156
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
146
 • Density500/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66940
Area code785
FIPS code20-16625 [4]
GNIS ID0472855 [5]
Websitecubakansas.com

Cuba is a city in Republic County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 156 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

1915 Railroad Map of Republic County

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.[8] 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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Cuba is at 39°48′8″N 97°27′26″W / 39.80222°N 97.45722°W / 39.80222; -97.45722 (39.802222, -97.457128).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890415
19004457.2%
19104664.7%
1920432−7.3%
1930403−6.7%
1940363−9.9%
1950345−5.0%
1960336−2.6%
1970290−13.7%
1980286−1.4%
1990242−15.4%
2000231−4.5%
2010156−32.5%
2016 (est.)146[3]−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 156 people, 79 households, and 48 families living in Cuba.[2]

Government[change | change source]

The Cuba government has of a mayor and five council members. The council meets once a month.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. 6.0 6.1 "Information about City of Cuba". The League of Kansas Municipalities. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Pulling Together: 30 Years in the Life of Cuba, Kansas Archived 2004-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, Jim Richardson, National Geographic
  9. 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.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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