Lyndon, Kansas

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Lyndon, Kansas
Downtown Lyndon (2009)
Downtown Lyndon (2009)
Location within Osage County and Kansas
Location within Osage County and Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°36′37″N 95°41′7″W / 38.61028°N 95.68528°W / 38.61028; -95.68528Coordinates: 38°36′37″N 95°41′7″W / 38.61028°N 95.68528°W / 38.61028; -95.68528
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyOsage
Founded1869
Incorporated1970
Named forLyndon, Vermont
Area
 • Total0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Land0.83 sq mi (2.15 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,033 ft (315 m)
Population
 • Total1,052
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,022
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66451
Area code785
FIPS code20-43350 [4]
GNIS ID0479609 [5]
Websitelyndonks.gov

Lyndon is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Osage County. In 2010, 1,052 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Lyndon was created in 1869. It was created after the land in the area was taken from the Sac and Fox Nation and opened for settlement.[8] It was named after Lyndon, Vermont.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Lyndon is at 38°36′37″N 95°41′7″W / 38.61028°N 95.68528°W / 38.61028; -95.68528 (38.610233, -95.685352).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Lyndon has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Lyndon has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890935
19001,0047.4%
1910763−24.0%
1920732−4.1%
19307421.4%
19407511.2%
1950729−2.9%
196095330.7%
19709580.5%
19801,13218.2%
1990964−14.8%
20001,0387.7%
20101,0521.3%
Est. 20161,022[3]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Lyndon is part of the Topeka metropolitan area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,052 people, 422 households, and 285 families living in Lyndon.[2]

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. 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 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 195.
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 255.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Lyndon, Kansas

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