Manchester, Kansas

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Manchester, Kansas
Location within Dickinson County and Kansas
Location within Dickinson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Dickinson County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°5′41″N 97°19′29″W / 39.09472°N 97.32472°W / 39.09472; -97.32472Coordinates: 39°5′41″N 97°19′29″W / 39.09472°N 97.32472°W / 39.09472; -97.32472[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyDickinson
Platted1887
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 • Total95
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
97
 • Density380/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67410
Area code785
FIPS code20-44225 [1][5]
GNIS ID476474 [1][6]

Manchester is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 95 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a railroad from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Manchester to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most people still call this railroad the "Santa Fe".

Manchester was first called Keystone, and was planned out in 1887. The name Manchester was adopted by 1890.[8]

The post office in Manchester was closed in 1993.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Manchester is at 39°5′37″N 97°19′17″W / 39.09361°N 97.32139°W / 39.09361; -97.32139 (39.093657, -97.321501).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2). All of it is land.[2]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910250
19202635.2%
1930241−8.4%
1940215−10.8%
1950151−29.8%
19601531.3%
197092−39.9%
1980986.5%
199080−18.4%
200010227.5%
201095−6.9%
Est. 201697[4]2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 95 people, 38 households, and 24 families living in the city.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Manchester is a part of USD 473 Chapman. The Chapman High School mascot is Chapman Fighting Irish.[11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Manchester, 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 June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 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. 176.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. USD 473
  12. Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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