Sedan, Kansas

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Sedan, Kansas
Downtown Sedan (2013)
Downtown Sedan (2013)
Location within Chautauqua County and Kansas
Location within Chautauqua County and Kansas
KDOT map of Chautauqua County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°7′42″N 96°11′10″W / 37.12833°N 96.18611°W / 37.12833; -96.18611Coordinates: 37°7′42″N 96°11′10″W / 37.12833°N 96.18611°W / 37.12833; -96.18611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyChautauqua
Founded1871
Incorporated1876
Named forBattle of Sedan
Area
 • Total0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Land0.81 sq mi (2.10 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Population
 • Total1,124
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,034
 • Density1,400/sq mi (540/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67361
Area code620
FIPS code20-63750 [4]
GNIS ID0469151 [5]
Websitecityofsedan.com

Sedan is the biggest city in Chautauqua County, Kansas, United States. It is also the county seat of Chautaqua County. In 2010, 1,124 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Sedan was created in 1871.[7] The city was named after the 1870 Battle of Sedan.[8] Sedan was incorporated as a city in 1876.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Sedan is at 37°7′42″N 96°11′10″W / 37.12833°N 96.18611°W / 37.12833; -96.18611 (37.128472, -96.186220).[10] It is a close middle-point between New York City and Los Angeles. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.81 square miles (2.10 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

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

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880665
189097045.9%
19001,06710.0%
19101,21113.5%
19201,88555.7%
19301,776−5.8%
19401,9489.7%
19501,640−15.8%
19601,6772.3%
19701,555−7.3%
19801,5791.5%
19901,306−17.3%
20001,3422.8%
20101,124−16.2%
Est. 20161,034[3]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,124 people, 482 households, and 269 families living in Sedan.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Sedan is a part of USD 286 Chautauqua County. Chautauqua County schools were merged in Sedan through school unification.[12]

Before school unification, the Sedan Blue Devils won the Kansas State High School class B baseball championship in 1973 and 2011.[13]

Famous people[change | change source]

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 March 27, 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. 154.
  8. Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 117.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 661.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Sedan, Kansas
  12. "Chautauqua County Community USD 286". USD 286. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  13. "Baseball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

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