Lancaster, Kansas

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Lancaster, Kansas
Aerial view of Lancaster (2013)
Aerial view of Lancaster (2013)
Location within Atchison County and Kansas
Location within Atchison County and Kansas
KDOT map of Atchison County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°34′18″N 95°18′12″W / 39.57167°N 95.30333°W / 39.57167; -95.30333Coordinates: 39°34′18″N 95°18′12″W / 39.57167°N 95.30333°W / 39.57167; -95.30333
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyAtchison
Area
 • Total0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Land0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,158 ft (353 m)
Population
 • Total298
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
290
 • Density1,400/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66041
Area code(s)913
FIPS code20-38325 [4]
GNIS feature ID0473483 [5]

Lancaster is a city in Atchison County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 298 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Lancaster was platted in 1857.[7] It may have been named after Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[8] Lancaster was an early contender for county seat.[9] In 1915, Lancaster had seven stores, a school, three churches, a grain elevator, a lumber yard, and a hotel.[10]

Lancaster was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Lancaster is at 39°34′18″N 95°18′12″W / 39.57167°N 95.30333°W / 39.57167; -95.30333 (39.571780, -95.303344).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900292
1910220−24.7%
1920184−16.4%
19301882.2%
1940163−13.3%
195020022.7%
1960196−2.0%
197027942.3%
1980274−1.8%
19902999.1%
2000291−2.7%
20102982.4%
Est. 2016290[3]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 298 people, 108 households, and 87 families living in the city.[2]

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 26, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 94.
  8. "Profile for Lancaster, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  9. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 409.
  10. Ingalls, Sheffield (1916). History of Atchison County, Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 96.
  11. Gannett, Henry (1898). A Gazetteer of Kansas. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2002-05-27. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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