Ensign, Kansas

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Ensign, Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gray County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°39′9″N 100°13′58″W / 37.65250°N 100.23278°W / 37.65250; -100.23278Coordinates: 37°39′9″N 100°13′58″W / 37.65250°N 100.23278°W / 37.65250; -100.23278
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGray
Platted1886 (Lone Lake)
Incorporated1929
Named forG.L. Ensign
Area
 • Total0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,720 ft (830 m)
Population
 • Total187
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
182
 • Density640/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67841
Area code620
FIPS code20-21400 [4]
GNIS ID0471691 [5]
Websitecityofensign.com

Ensign is a city in Gray County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 187 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Ensign was first called Lone Lake, and planned out about 1886. It was renamed Ensign in 1888 in honor of its founder, G. L. Ensign.[7][8]

Geography[change | change source]

Ensign is at 37°39′9″N 100°13′58″W / 37.65250°N 100.23278°W / 37.65250; -100.23278 (37.652608, -100.232657).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930244
1940202−17.2%
195022712.4%
196025512.3%
1970237−7.1%
1980209−11.8%
1990192−8.1%
20002035.7%
2010187−7.9%
Est. 2016182[3]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 187 people, 76 households, and 52 families living in the city.[2]

Economy[change | change source]

The Gray County Wind Farm near Ensign is the largest wind farm in Kansas.

Education[change | change source]

Ensign is a part of USD 102 Cimarron-Ensign. Ensign had its own high school until 1984.[10] The Ensign High School mascot was Ensign Wildcats.[11]

Notable 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 2012-01-25. 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. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  7. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 197.
  8. "Profile for Ensign, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. "Kansas K-12 Reports". Kansas State Department of Education. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  11. "Ensign Cats Nudge Ingalls", Garden City Telegram, 10 February 1962, p.15.

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