Ness City, Kansas

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Ness City, Kansas
Ness County Bank building (2013)
Ness County Bank building (2013)
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°27′8″N 99°54′22″W / 38.45222°N 99.90611°W / 38.45222; -99.90611Coordinates: 38°27′8″N 99°54′22″W / 38.45222°N 99.90611°W / 38.45222; -99.90611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNess
Area
 • Total1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,254 ft (687 m)
Population
 • Total1,449
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,386
 • Density1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67560
Area code785
FIPS code20-49925 [4]
GNIS ID0475581 [5]
WebsiteCity Website

Ness City is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Ness County. In 2010, 1,449 people lived there.[7] Ness City is famous for its four-story Old Ness County Bank Building in downtown, and nicknamed Skyscraper of the Plains.

History[change | change source]

Ness City was created in 1878.[8] The town grew a lot when a railroad was built there in 1886.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Ness City is at 38°27′8″N 99°54′22″W / 38.45222°N 99.90611°W / 38.45222; -99.90611 (38.452250, -99.905989).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Climate data for Ness City, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27)
86
(30)
91
(33)
103
(39)
105
(41)
114
(46)
113
(45)
111
(44)
106
(41)
100
(38)
89
(32)
83
(28)
114
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 44
(7)
48
(9)
58
(14)
68
(20)
77
(25)
88
(31)
94
(34)
92
(33)
83
(28)
71
(22)
56
(13)
45
(7)
69
(20)
Average low °F (°C) 15
(−9)
19
(−7)
27
(−3)
37
(3)
48
(9)
59
(15)
64
(18)
62
(17)
52
(11)
39
(4)
26
(−3)
17
(−8)
39
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −18
(−28)
−18
(−28)
−12
(−24)
11
(−12)
26
(−3)
37
(3)
41
(5)
43
(6)
20
(−7)
13
(−11)
−4
(−20)
−25
(−32)
−25
(−32)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.53
(13)
0.70
(18)
1.74
(44)
1.94
(49)
3.08
(78)
3.06
(78)
3.52
(89)
2.80
(71)
1.84
(47)
1.46
(37)
0.88
(22)
0.74
(19)
22.29
(565)
Source: weather.com[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188031
18908692,703.2%
1900505−41.9%
191071241.0%
192090527.1%
19301,50966.7%
19401,355−10.2%
19501,61219.0%
1960653−59.5%
197075615.8%
19807691.7%
19901,724124.2%
20001,534−11.0%
20101,449−5.5%
Est. 20161,386[3]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,449 people, 635 households, and 392 families living in Ness City.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. 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. 253.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 352.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. "Monthly Averages for Ness City, Kansas". Weather.com. The Weather Channel. Retrieved August 15, 2013.

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