Sharon Springs, Kansas

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Sharon Springs, Kansas
Wallace County Courthouse (2010)
Wallace County Courthouse (2010)
Location within Wallace County and Kansas
Location within Wallace County and Kansas
KDOT map of Wallace County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°53′44″N 101°45′3″W / 38.89556°N 101.75083°W / 38.89556; -101.75083Coordinates: 38°53′44″N 101°45′3″W / 38.89556°N 101.75083°W / 38.89556; -101.75083
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyWallace
Founded1868
Incorporated1890
Named forSharon Springs, New York
Area
 • Total0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,474 ft (1,059 m)
Population
 • Total748
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
749
 • Density820/sq mi (320/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
67758
Area code785
FIPS code20-64375 [4]
GNIS ID0471157 [5]
WebsiteInfo

Sharon Springs is a city in Wallace County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat Wallace County. In 2010, 748 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Sharon Springs was first called Eagle Tail station when it was created in 1868. It was renamed Sharon Springs in 1886, after Sharon Springs, New York.[8][9] Sharon Springs was incorporated as a city in 1890.[10]

In 2013, the biggest sinkhole in Kansas opened north of Sharon Springs. As of December 2013, the sinkhole was about 88 feet (27 m) deep and 243 feet (74 m) across.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Sharon Springs is at 38°53′44″N 101°45′3″W / 38.89556°N 101.75083°W / 38.89556; -101.75083 (38.895513, -101.750881).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Sharon Springs has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890178
19001801.1%
1910440144.4%
192081585.2%
1930792−2.8%
1940760−4.0%
195099430.8%
1960966−2.8%
19701,0124.8%
1980982−3.0%
1990872−11.2%
2000835−4.2%
2010748−10.4%
Est. 2016749[3]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 748 people, 327 households, and 197 families living in Sharon Springs.[2]

Infrastructure[change | change source]

Sharon Springs is on U.S. Route 40.

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. 310.
  9. "Profile for Sharon Springs, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  10. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 682.
  11. "Kansas Sinkhole". UPI. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. Climate Summary for Sharon Springs, Kansas

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