Tyro, Kansas

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Tyro, Kansas
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
Location within Montgomery County and Kansas
KDOT map of Montgomery County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°2′9″N 95°49′18″W / 37.03583°N 95.82167°W / 37.03583; -95.82167Coordinates: 37°2′9″N 95°49′18″W / 37.03583°N 95.82167°W / 37.03583; -95.82167
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMontgomery
Platted1886
Incorporated1906
Named fortyro word
Area
 • Total0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
892 ft (272 m)
Population
 • Total220
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
205
 • Density420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67364
Area code620
FIPS code20-71925 [4]
GNIS ID0469235 [5]
WebsiteCity Website

Tyro is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 220 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Tyro was planned out in the fall of 1886 when the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic railroad was first extended to that point.[7] It was named from the English word tyro, which also means "beginner" or "novice".[8][9]

Tyro was incorporated as a city in 1906.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Tyro is at 37°2′9″N 95°49′18″W / 37.03583°N 95.82167°W / 37.03583; -95.82167 (37.035742, -95.821679).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910603
1920454−24.7%
1930272−40.1%
194032218.4%
1950279−13.4%
19602893.6%
1970206−28.7%
198028940.3%
1990243−15.9%
2000226−7.0%
2010220−2.7%
Est. 2016205[3]−6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 220 people, 88 households, and 61 families living in Tyro.[2]

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 June 19, 2011.
  7. Duncan, L. Wallace (1903). History of Montgomery County, Kansas. Press of Iola Register. p. 80.
  8. "tyro". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  9. Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 649.
  10. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 823.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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