Kiowa, Kansas

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Kiowa, Kansas
Location within Barber County and Kansas
Location within Barber County and Kansas
KDOT map of Barber County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472Coordinates: 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyBarber
Founded1872
Incorporated1885
Named forKiowa people
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorBill Watson
Area
 • Total1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Land1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 • Total1,026
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
980
 • Density960/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67070
Area code620
FIPS code20-37125[4]
GNIS ID0470540[5]
Websitekiowaks.org

Kiowa is a city in Barber County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,026 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

Kiowa was created in 1872.[7] It was named after the Kiowa people.[8][9]

20th century[change | change source]

On June 7, 1900, anti-saloon advocate Carrie Nation vandalized her first saloon in Kiowa.[10]

In 1905, the Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad was built from Enid, Oklahoma to Kiowa. In 1907, it was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[source?] In 1996, the railroad from Kiowa to Blanton, Oklahoma was abandoned.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Kiowa is at 37°1′3″N 98°29′5″W / 37.01750°N 98.48472°W / 37.01750; -98.48472 (37.017520, -98.484721).[12] Rhe United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188042
18908932,026.2%
1900765−14.3%
19101,52098.7%
19201,5391.3%
19301,501−2.5%
19401,379−8.1%
19501,56113.2%
19601,6747.2%
19701,414−15.5%
19801,409−0.4%
19901,160−17.7%
20001,055−9.1%
20101,026−2.7%
Est. 2016980[3]−4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,026 people, 466 households, and 273 families living in Kiowa.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Kiowa is a part of USD 255 South Barber.[13]

The Kiowa Chieftains won the Kansas State High School class B Track & Field championship in 1940.[14]

Media[change | change source]

The Kiowa News is the local newspaper. It is published once per week.[15]

Famous 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 2012-07-02. 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. 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 March 6, 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. 144.
  8. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 176.
  9. "Profile for Kiowa, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  10. "Carry A. Nation (1846 – 1911)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  11. The Surface Transportation Board. "Docket Number: AB_480_0_X". Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. "South Barber". USD 255. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  14. "Track & Field". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  15. "Homepage". The Kiowa News. Retrieved 4 June 2014.

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