Smith Center, Kansas

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Smith Center, Kansas
First National Bank building
First National Bank building
Location within Smith County and Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
KDOT map of Smith County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°46′43″N 98°47′7″W / 39.77861°N 98.78528°W / 39.77861; -98.78528Coordinates: 39°46′43″N 98°47′7″W / 39.77861°N 98.78528°W / 39.77861; -98.78528
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySmith
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorBryce Wiehl[1]
 • City ClerkJill Conaway[1]
Area
 • Total1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,795 ft (547 m)
Population
 • Total1,665
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,583
 • Density1,300/sq mi (520/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66967 [5]
Area code785
FIPS code20-65925 [6]
GNIS ID0471958 [7]
WebsiteSmithCenterKS.com

Smith Center is a city in Smith County, Kansas, United States.[8] It is also the county seat of Smith County. In 2010, 1,665 people lived there.[9]

History[change | change source]

Smith Center was created in 1871.[10] The first post office in Smith Center was created in January 1873.[11] Like Smith County, Smith Center was named after Maj. J. Nelson Smith of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry. He was a pre-war native of Elwood, Kansas, who died leading his regiment on October 21, 1864 at the Battle of the Little Blue River. [12] [13]

Geography[change | change source]

Smith Center is at 39°46′43″N 98°47′7″W / 39.77861°N 98.78528°W / 39.77861; -98.78528 (39.778550, -98.785141).[14] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2). All of it is land.[2]

Smith Center is at the junction of U.S. Routes 281 and 36, about100 miles south of Grand Island, Nebraska and 77 miles north of Russell and Interstate 70.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880254
1890767202.0%
19001,14248.9%
19101,29213.1%
19201,56721.3%
19301,73610.8%
19401,686−2.9%
19502,02620.2%
19602,37917.4%
19702,3890.4%
19802,240−6.2%
19902,016−10.0%
20001,931−4.2%
20101,665−13.8%
Est. 20161,583[4]−4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,665 people, 779 households, and 470 families living in Smith Center.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Smith Center is part of Unified School District 237.[15]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: The named reference gov1 was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS – Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  10. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 300.
  11. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. "Profile for Smith Center, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  13. "Rebel Invasion of Missouri and Kansas". archive.org. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  14. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  15. USD 237

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