Dighton, Kansas

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Dighton, Kansas
Location within Lane County and Kansas
Location within Lane County and Kansas
KDOT map of Lane County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°28′53″N 100°27′54″W / 38.48139°N 100.46500°W / 38.48139; -100.46500Coordinates: 38°28′53″N 100°27′54″W / 38.48139°N 100.46500°W / 38.48139; -100.46500
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLane
Area
 • Total0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
 • Land0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,766 ft (843 m)
Population
 • Total1,038
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
970
 • Density1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67839
Area code620
FIPS code20-18050 [4]
GNIS ID0471515 [5]
WebsiteDightonKansas.com

Dighton is a city in Lane County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Lane County. In 2010, 1,038 people lived there.[7] Dighton is named after Dick Dighton, a surveyor.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Dighton is at 38°28′53″N 100°27′54″W / 38.48139°N 100.46500°W / 38.48139; -100.46500 (38.481506, -100.464893).[9] It is at the intersection of K-96 and K-23. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890304
1900194−36.2%
191037090.7%
192050335.9%
193080359.6%
194097421.3%
19501,24627.9%
19601,52622.5%
19701,5400.9%
19801,390−9.7%
19901,361−2.1%
20001,261−7.3%
20101,038−17.7%
Est. 2016970[3]−6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,038 people, 506 households, and 282 families living in Dighton.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Dighton USD 482 Public Schools has two schools in Dighton. They are the Dighton Jr/Sr High School and the Dighton Elementary School.[10]

The Lane County Library is in Dighton.[11]

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. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 106.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. "Schools". USD 482 Dighton Public Schools. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  11. "Homepage". Lane County Library. Retrieved 12 June 2014.

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