Tonganoxie, Kansas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tonganoxie, Kansas
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
KDOT map of Leavenworth County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 95°5′13″W / 39.10889°N 95.08694°W / 39.10889; -95.08694Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 95°5′13″W / 39.10889°N 95.08694°W / 39.10889; -95.08694
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLeavenworth
Platted1866
Incorporated1871
Area
 • Total3.67 sq mi (9.51 km2)
 • Land3.66 sq mi (9.48 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
889 ft (271 m)
Population
 • Total4,996
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
5,524
 • Density1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66086
Area code913
FIPS code20-70800 [4]
GNIS ID0478853 [5]
Websitetonganoxie.org

Tonganoxie (pronounced /tɒŋɡəˈnɒksi/)[6] is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area within the United States. In 2010, 4,996 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Tonganoxie was platted in 1866.[8][9] It was named after a local Native American Chief from the Delaware Tribe whose name means "shorty" in the Delaware language.[10] Tonganoxie was incorporated as a city in the late 1870s.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Tonganoxie is at 39°6′32″N 95°5′13″W / 39.10889°N 95.08694°W / 39.10889; -95.08694 (39.108880, -95.086885).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.67 square miles (9.51 km2). Of that, 3.66 square miles (9.48 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Tonganoxie has hot, humid summers and generally cold winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Tonganoxie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880426
189067358.0%
190084826.0%
19101,01820.0%
1920971−4.6%
19301,10914.2%
19401,1140.5%
19501,1402.3%
19601,35418.8%
19701,71726.8%
19801,8648.6%
19902,34725.9%
20002,72816.2%
20104,99683.1%
Est. 20185,524[3]10.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 4,996 people, 1,884 households, and 1,338 families living in Tonganoxie.[2]

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 2012-01-25. 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 September 24, 2019.
  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. William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information (1955). A pronunciation guide to Kansas place names. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. p. 25.
  7. "City Population".
  8. Hall, Jesse A. and Hand LeRoy T. (1921). History of Leavenworth County Kansas. Historical Publishing Company. p. 152.
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 222.
  10. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 51.
  11. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 810.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. Climate Summary for Tonganoxie, Kansas

Other websites[change | change source]