Lakin, Kansas

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Lakin, Kansas
Downtown Lakin (2010)
Downtown Lakin (2010)
Location within Kearny County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Kearny County (left) and Kansas (right)
KDOT map of Kearny County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°56′25″N 101°15′31″W / 37.94028°N 101.25861°W / 37.94028; -101.25861Coordinates: 37°56′25″N 101°15′31″W / 37.94028°N 101.25861°W / 37.94028; -101.25861
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyKearny
Founded1874
Incorporated1888
Named forDavid Lakin
Area
 • Total0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,002 ft (915 m)
Population
 • Total2,216
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,176
 • Density2,300/sq mi (870/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67860
Area code620
FIPS code20-38175 [4]
GNIS ID0471593 [5]
Websitelakinkansas.org

Lakin is a city in Kearny County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Kearny County. In 2010, 2,216 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Lakin was created in 1874.[8] It was named after David Long Lakin, the former treasurer of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[9][10]

A post office in Lakin was built in March 1874.[11] In 1888, Lakin was chosen to be the county seat.[12]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Climate data for Lakin, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.2
(7.3)
49.0
(9.4)
58.1
(14.5)
68.0
(20.0)
77.5
(25.3)
87.7
(30.9)
93.5
(34.2)
91.3
(32.9)
83.1
(28.4)
70.6
(21.4)
56.8
(13.8)
45.6
(7.6)
68.9
(20.5)
Average low °F (°C) 18.1
(−7.7)
21.3
(−5.9)
29.0
(−1.7)
38.2
(3.4)
49.4
(9.7)
59.1
(15.1)
64.4
(18.0)
63.1
(17.3)
53.9
(12.2)
41.1
(5.1)
28.0
(−2.2)
19.0
(−7.2)
40.4
(4.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.34
(8.6)
0.46
(12)
0.98
(25)
1.55
(39)
2.54
(65)
3.19
(81)
2.88
(73)
2.65
(67)
1.54
(39)
1.42
(36)
0.59
(15)
0.60
(15)
18.74
(476)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 5.1
(13)
3.8
(9.7)
3.9
(9.9)
1.1
(2.8)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.4
(1.0)
0.7
(1.8)
3.5
(8.9)
18.4
(47)
Source: NOAA[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890258
19002590.4%
191033730.1%
192055665.0%
193073932.9%
1940709−4.1%
19501,618128.2%
19601,432−11.5%
19701,5709.6%
19801,82316.1%
19902,06013.0%
20002,31612.4%
20102,216−4.3%
Est. 20162,176[3]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Kearny County Courthouse (2010)

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 2,216 people, 781 households, and 573 families living in Lakin.[2]

Related pages[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. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 215.
  9. Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway : Annual Meetings, and Directors and Officers : Volumes 7; AT&SF Railway; 1902. (12MB PDF)
  10. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 179.
  11. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  12. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 93.
  13. "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013.

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