Montezuma, Kansas

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Montezuma, Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gray County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°35′43″N 100°26′32″W / 37.59528°N 100.44222°W / 37.59528; -100.44222Coordinates: 37°35′43″N 100°26′32″W / 37.59528°N 100.44222°W / 37.59528; -100.44222
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGray
Founded1879
Incorporated1917
Named forMoctezuma II
Area
 • Total0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Land0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,772 ft (845 m)
Population
 • Total966
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
967
 • Density1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67867
Area code620
FIPS code20-47875 [4]
GNIS ID0471706 [5]

Montezuma is a city in Gray County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 966 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Montezuma was founded in 1879, and relocated in 1912 to the Santa Fe Railroad.[7] It was named after Moctezuma II, ruler of the Aztec Empire.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Montezuma is at 37°35′43″N 100°26′32″W / 37.595353°N 100.442205°W / 37.595353; -100.442205 (37.595353, -100.442205).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system says that Montezuma has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[10]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920163
1930424160.1%
1940340−19.8%
195050949.7%
19605436.7%
197060611.6%
198073020.5%
199083814.8%
200096615.3%
20109660.0%
Est. 2016967[3]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 966 people, 366 households, and 249 families living in the city.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Montezuma is a part of USD 371 South Gray Schools. USD 371 and USD 476 share South Gray High School. The South Gray High School mascot is South Gray Rebels.[11]

Before to school unification, the Montezuma High School mascot was Montezuma Indians.[12] The Montezuma Indians won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1955.[13]

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. Retrieved September 1, 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. 198.
  8. "Profile for Montezuma, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. Climate Summary for Montezuma, Kansas
  11. "South Gray Schools". USD 371. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  12. "Montezuma Indians Pace Santa Fe Trail Conference", Garden City Telegram, 26 December 1959, p.5.
  13. "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017.

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