Simpson, Kansas

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Simpson, Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
Location within Cloud County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cloud County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°23′4″N 97°55′56″W / 39.38444°N 97.93222°W / 39.38444; -97.93222Coordinates: 39°23′4″N 97°55′56″W / 39.38444°N 97.93222°W / 39.38444; -97.93222
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountiesMitchell, Cloud
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,332 ft (406 m)
Population
 • Total86
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
84
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67478
Area code785
FIPS code20-65650 [4]
GNIS ID0475977 [5]

Simpson is a city in Cloud and Mitchell counties in Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 86 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Simpson was first called Brittsville. It had started in 1871 when a mill opened at the site.[7] The present name was adopted in 1882 in honor of Alfred Simpson, an original landowner.[8][9]

The first post office at Brittsville was created in June 1874. It was renamed Simpson in April 1882.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Simpson is at 39°23′04″N 97°55′56″W / 39.384460°N 97.932291°W / 39.384460; -97.932291 (39.384460, -97.932291).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910211
192029539.8%
1930273−7.5%
1940235−13.9%
1950234−0.4%
1960154−34.2%
1970131−14.9%
1980123−6.1%
1990107−13.0%
20001146.5%
201086−24.6%
Est. 201684[3]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 86 people, 36 households, and 26 families living in the city.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Simpson is served by USD 273 Beloit.[12]

Simpson schools were closed through school unification. The Simpson High School mascot was Simpson Coyotes.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. 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 July 31, 2011.
  7. "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 1. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 241.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 697.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "USD 273 Beloit". USD 273. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  13. "Simpson Gets Past Ada", The Salina Journal, 7 March 1954, p.20.

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