Ulysses, Kansas

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Ulysses, Kansas
Grant County courthouse (2015)
Grant County courthouse (2015)
Location within Grant County and Kansas
Location within Grant County and Kansas
KDOT map of Grant County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°34′48″N 101°21′27″W / 37.58000°N 101.35750°W / 37.58000; -101.35750Coordinates: 37°34′48″N 101°21′27″W / 37.58000°N 101.35750°W / 37.58000; -101.35750
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGrant
Incorporated1921
Named forUlysses S. Grant
Area
 • Total3.26 sq mi (8.44 km2)
 • Land3.18 sq mi (8.24 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation
3,051 ft (930 m)
Population
 • Total6,161
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
6,035
 • Density1,900/sq mi (730/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67880
Area code620
FIPS code20-71975 [4]
GNIS ID0471718 [5]
Websitecityofulysses.com

Ulysses (pronounced /jˈlɪsɪs/)[6] is a city in and the county seat of Grant County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. In 2010 , 6,161 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

Hotel Edwards, in New Ulysses, after town was moved in 1909

In 1831, south of the future site of Ulysses, Kansas, (at that time, it was a part of Northern Mexico Territory), explorer Jedediah Smith was killed by Comanche warriors. This was on May 27, 1831. The first Ulysses town was created in June 1885. It was about two miles east of present-day Ulysses. About six weeks later Ulysses' first newspaper, The Grant County Register, started publishing.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Ulysses is at 37°34′48″N 101°21′27″W / 37.58000°N 101.35750°W / 37.58000; -101.35750 (37.580055, -101.357532).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.26 square miles (8.44 km2). Of that, 3.18 square miles (8.24 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Ulysses, Kansas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 83
(28)
88
(31)
96
(36)
103
(39)
103
(39)
110
(43)
110
(43)
109
(43)
107
(42)
99
(37)
88
(31)
86
(30)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 46
(8)
50
(10)
59
(15)
69
(21)
78
(26)
87
(31)
93
(34)
91
(33)
83
(28)
71
(22)
57
(14)
46
(8)
69
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 16
(−9)
20
(−7)
27
(−3)
36
(2)
47
(8)
58
(14)
63
(17)
62
(17)
52
(11)
38
(3)
26
(−3)
17
(−8)
39
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −27
(−33)
−19
(−28)
−18
(−28)
10
(−12)
26
(−3)
38
(3)
45
(7)
42
(6)
25
(−4)
10
(−12)
−8
(−22)
−17
(−27)
−27
(−33)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.46
(12)
0.42
(11)
1.07
(27)
1.37
(35)
2.12
(54)
2.70
(69)
2.40
(61)
2.66
(68)
1.58
(40)
1.41
(36)
0.55
(14)
0.54
(14)
17.28
(441)
Source: weather.com[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890198
1920103
19301,1401,006.8%
1940824−27.7%
19502,243172.2%
19603,15740.7%
19703,77919.7%
19804,65323.1%
19905,47417.6%
20005,9608.9%
20106,1613.4%
Est. 20166,035[3]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 6,161 people, 2,140 households, and 1,618 families living in Ulysses.[2]

Transportation[change | change source]

Roads[change | change source]

U.S. Route 160 goes West to east though Ulysses. It goes across the state of Kansas. K-25 (Kansas highway) goes north to south through the city and the state of Kansas.

Air[change | change source]

Ulysses airport (KULS) is in the county. It has a 6,000 ft. x 100' north south (35-17) runway and a second 4'600 x 60' runway (12-30).

Media[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Ulysses is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[12]

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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information (1955). A pronunciation guide to Kansas place names. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. p. 22.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  9. Ulysses 1885-1909 From Boom to Bust; compiled by The Historic Adobe Museum Staff of Ulysses, Kansas; 2009.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. "Monthly Averages for Ulysses, Kansas". Weather.com. The Weather Channel. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  12. "Kansas TV Markets". EchoStar Knowledge Base. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-05-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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