Pratt, Kansas

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Pratt, Kansas
U.S. Post Office (2009)
U.S. Post Office (2009)
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
Location within Pratt County and Kansas
KDOT map of Pratt County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°39′1″N 98°44′17″W / 37.65028°N 98.73806°W / 37.65028; -98.73806Coordinates: 37°39′1″N 98°44′17″W / 37.65028°N 98.73806°W / 37.65028; -98.73806
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyPratt
Government
 • MayorLuke Kumberg
 • City ManagerRoy Eckert
Area
 • Total7.49 sq mi (19.40 km2)
 • Land7.37 sq mi (19.09 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation
1,886 ft (575 m)
Population
 • Total6,835
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
6,771
 • Density910/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67124
Area code620
FIPS code20-57625 [4]
GNIS ID0473937 [5]
WebsiteCityOfPrattKS.com

Pratt is a city in Pratt County, Kansas, United States. It is the county seat of Pratt County.[6] In 2010, 6,835 people lived there.[7] Pratt has the Pratt Community College.

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

Pratt was created in 1884.[8] It was named after Caleb S. Pratt. He was a young Civil War officer from the Kansas Infantry. He was killed in the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Missouri.[9] The first post office in Pratt was created in June 1884.[10]

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a railroad from Herington to Pratt.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 7.49 square miles (19.40 km2). Of that, 7.37 square miles (19.09 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[1] Pratt is about eighty miles west of Wichita.

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Pratt, Kansas (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44.4
(6.9)
49.8
(9.9)
59.3
(15.2)
69.5
(20.8)
77.6
(25.3)
87.1
(30.6)
92.7
(33.7)
91.6
(33.1)
83.1
(28.4)
70.8
(21.6)
57.0
(13.9)
45.3
(7.4)
69.0
(20.6)
Average low °F (°C) 20.3
(−6.5)
24.2
(−4.3)
32.3
(0.2)
41.8
(5.4)
52.1
(11.2)
61.8
(16.6)
66.3
(19.1)
65.3
(18.5)
56.1
(13.4)
44.2
(6.8)
31.6
(−0.2)
22.2
(−5.4)
43.2
(6.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.64
(16)
0.90
(23)
2.30
(58)
2.47
(63)
3.69
(94)
4.23
(107)
3.14
(80)
3.33
(85)
2.39
(61)
2.26
(57)
1.15
(29)
0.93
(24)
27.43
(697)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.0
(10)
2.6
(6.6)
4.7
(12)
0.5
(1.3)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.8
(2.0)
3.2
(8.1)
15.8
(40)
Source: NOAA[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18901,418
19001,213−14.5%
19103,302172.2%
19205,18357.0%
19306,32222.0%
19406,5914.3%
19507,52314.1%
19608,1568.4%
19706,736−17.4%
19806,8852.2%
19906,687−2.9%
20006,570−1.7%
20106,8354.0%
Est. 20166,771[3]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[2] says that there were 6,835 people, 2,837 households, and 1,713 families living in Pratt.

Media[change | change source]

Newspaper[change | change source]

Pratt has the Pratt Tribune. [13]

Education[change | change source]

Public schools[change | change source]

Pratt is served by Unified School District 382[14] and Unified School District 438.[15]

  • Pratt High School (grades 9-12)[16]
  • Skyline High School (grades K-12)
  • Liberty Middle School (grades 5-8)[17]
  • Southwest Elementary School (grades PreK-4)[18]
  • Haskins Elementary School & Bridges to Learning (grades K-4)[19]

Colleges[change | change source]

Transportation[change | change source]

There are daily buses. They go east towards Wichita, Kansas and west towards Pueblo, Colorado. The buses are by BeeLine Express (subcontractor of Greyhound Lines).[20][21]

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. City of Pratt, Kansas Web Site, 2008, retrieved September 11, 2009
  9. Pratt Chamber of Congress, retrieved August 24, 2009 Archived July 20, 2007, at Archive.today
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  11. Rock Island Rail History
  12. "NOWData - NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  13. [1]
  14. Unified School District 382
  15. Unified School District 438 Archived 2009-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  16. Pratt High School
  17. Liberty Middle School
  18. Elementary School
  19. Haskins Elementary School
  20. BeeLine Express
  21. Greyhound Lines

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