Goodland, Kansas

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Goodland, Kansas
Oversized reproduction of van Gogh's Sunflowers
Oversized reproduction of van Gogh's Sunflowers
Nickname(s): 
The Golden Buckle on the Wheat Belt
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sherman County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°21′3″N 101°42′37″W / 39.35083°N 101.71028°W / 39.35083; -101.71028Coordinates: 39°21′3″N 101°42′37″W / 39.35083°N 101.71028°W / 39.35083; -101.71028[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySherman
Incorporated1887
Named forGoodland, Indiana
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorBrian Linin
 • City ManagerAndrew Finzen
Area
 • Total4.37 sq mi (11.32 km2)
 • Land4.36 sq mi (11.29 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation3,681 ft (1,122 m)
Population
 • Total4,489
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
4,386
 • Density1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
67735
Area code785
FIPS code20-26875 [1]
GNIS ID471241 [1]
Websitecityofgoodland.org

Goodland is a city in Sherman County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is also the county seat of Sherman County. In 2010, 4,489 people lived there.[5] It was named after Goodland, Indiana.[6] Goodland has the Northwest Kansas Technical College.

Geography[change | change source]

Goodland is at 39°21′3″N 101°42′37″W / 39.35083°N 101.71028°W / 39.35083; -101.71028 (39.3508330, −101.7101722). It has an elevation of 3,681 feet (1,122 m).[1] It is on the south side of the Middle Fork of Sappa Creek, which is part of the Republican River watershed, in the High Plains region of the Great Plains. It is at the intersection of Interstate 70 and K-27 in northwest Kansas. Goodland is about 17 miles (27 km) east of the Colorado state line, 176 miles east-southeast of Denver, 265 miles (426 km) northwest of Wichita, and 383 miles (616 km) west of Kansas City.[7]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 4.37 square miles (11.32 km2). Of that, 4.36 square miles (11.29 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Weather[change | change source]

Because Goodland has a higher elevation, Goodland has stronger wind and more snow than other places in Kansas. Wind speed averages 13 mph (21 km/h).[8] On average, Goodland gets 19.75 inches (502 mm) of precipitation every year. Goodland gets about 41.9 inches (1,064 mm) of snow per year.[9] On average, January is the coldest month, and July is both the hottest month and the wettest month. The hottest temperature ever in Goodland was 111 °F (44 °C) in 1940; the coldest temperature ever was −27 °F (−33 °C) in 1989.[10]

Climate data for Goodland, Kansas (1981–2010 normals, extremes 1895–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 79
(26)
87
(31)
90
(32)
96
(36)
104
(40)
110
(43)
111
(44)
108
(42)
105
(41)
96
(36)
87
(31)
83
(28)
111
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 42.4
(5.8)
45.3
(7.4)
54.6
(12.6)
63.6
(17.6)
73.0
(22.8)
83.9
(28.8)
90.0
(32.2)
87.5
(30.8)
79.1
(26.2)
66.2
(19.0)
52.4
(11.3)
42.5
(5.8)
65.0
(18.3)
Daily mean °F (°C) 29.6
(−1.3)
32.3
(0.2)
40.5
(4.7)
49.2
(9.6)
59.4
(15.2)
69.7
(20.9)
75.7
(24.3)
73.7
(23.2)
64.6
(18.1)
51.9
(11.1)
39.0
(3.9)
29.9
(−1.2)
51.3
(10.7)
Average low °F (°C) 16.9
(−8.4)
19.4
(−7.0)
26.5
(−3.1)
34.7
(1.5)
45.8
(7.7)
55.6
(13.1)
61.3
(16.3)
60.0
(15.6)
50.1
(10.1)
37.5
(3.1)
25.7
(−3.5)
17.3
(−8.2)
37.6
(3.1)
Record low °F (°C) −26
(−32)
−22
(−30)
−20
(−29)
0
(−18)
21
(−6)
31
(−1)
40
(4)
38
(3)
19
(−7)
1
(−17)
−12
(−24)
−27
(−33)
−27
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.38
(9.7)
0.49
(12)
1.07
(27)
1.59
(40)
2.95
(75)
3.25
(83)
3.47
(88)
2.70
(69)
1.22
(31)
1.37
(35)
0.71
(18)
0.46
(12)
19.66
(499.7)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.9
(15)
5.4
(14)
6.8
(17)
4.2
(11)
0.5
(1.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(1.0)
2.2
(5.6)
4.6
(12)
5.5
(14)
35.5
(90)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 3.9 4.8 6.0 7.7 10.5 9.4 9.9 8.8 5.5 5.6 4.6 3.9 80.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 3.7 4.1 3.6 2.0 0.2 0 0 0 0.2 0.8 2.9 3.5 21.0
Source: The Weather Channel;[10] National Weather Service[9]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,027
19001,0593.1%
19101,99388.2%
19202,66433.7%
19303,62636.1%
19403,306−8.8%
19504,69041.9%
19604,459−4.9%
19705,51023.6%
19805,7083.6%
19904,983−12.7%
20004,948−0.7%
20104,489−9.3%
Est. 20184,386[4]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2012 Estimate[12]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 4,489 people, 1,985 households, and 1,161 families living in Goodland.[3]

Media[change | change source]

The Goodland Star-News is the city's only newspaper. It is published twice per week.[13] Four radio stations are licensed to and/or broadcast from Goodland. KLOE broadcasts a full service News/Talk format on 730 AM.[14][15] KKCI plays a Classic Rock format, and they broadcast on 102.5 FM.[16][17] KWGB is licensed to Colby, Kansas, and they broadcast from Goodland on 97.9 FM. They play country music.[16][18] KGCR broadcasts on 107.7 FM from near Brewster, Kansas. They are licensed to Goodland. They play Christian Contemporary music.[16][19]

Goodland is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[20] CBS affiliate KBSL-DT is licensed to Goodland, and they broadcast on digital channel 10.[21][22]

Due to Goodland and the rest of Sherman County observing Mountain time, prime-time television programming airs from 6 to 9 p.m., instead of 7 to 10 like in the Central time zone.

Culture[change | change source]

Attractions[change | change source]

A reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's painting 3 Sunflowers in a Vase was created in 2001 by artist Cameron Cross. It is 80 feet tall. After it was built, the weather damaged it. Cross came back in 2012 to repaint it using brighter paint.[23][24]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Goodland, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  5. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  6. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 300.
  7. "City Distance Tool". Geobytes. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  8. "Historical Weather for Goodland, Kansas, United States of America". Weatherbase. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "NOWData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Weather Service Forecast Office – Goodland, KS. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Average weather for Goodland, KS". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  11. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  12. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  13. "Goodland Star News". Mondo Times. Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  14. "AMQ AM Radio Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  15. "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "FMQ FM Radio Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  17. "Radio Stations in Goodland, Kansas". Radio-Locator. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  18. "KWGB-FM 97.9 MHz". Radio-Locator. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  19. "Contact Us". Tri-State Praise KGCR & Classic KGCR. Archived from the original on 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  20. "TV Market Maps". EchoStar Knowledge Base. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  21. "TVQ TV Database Query". Federal Communications Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  22. "About Us". KWCH-DT. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  23. Stern, Ron. "The Best Roadside Attractions in Kansas". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  24. "Giant sunflower painting scrapes the sky". visitgoodland.com. Sherman County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  25. "Obituary: Milo Ray Baughman". Deseret News. 2003-07-30. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  26. Christopherson, Brian (2007-09-27). "High school coach remembers Berringer for more than football". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  27. "Delehant, John Wayne". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  28. Moritz, Charles; Wilson Company, H.W (1959), Current Biography Yearbook 1959, H.W. Wilson Co., ISBN 978-0-8242-0125-8
  29. "Mike Friede". Just Sports Stats. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  30. "Dave Jones". Just Sports Stats. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  31. "Honorable Marla J. Luckert". Kansas Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  32. "Sparks, Charles Isaac (1872–1937)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  33. "Tacha, Deanell Reece". Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Federal Judicial Center. Retrieved 2015-07-03.

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