Washington, Kansas

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Washington, Kansas
Location within Washington County and Kansas
Location within Washington County and Kansas
KDOT map of Washington County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°49′1″N 97°3′9″W / 39.81694°N 97.05250°W / 39.81694; -97.05250Coordinates: 39°49′1″N 97°3′9″W / 39.81694°N 97.05250°W / 39.81694; -97.05250
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyWashington
Founded1860
Incorporated1875
Named forGeorge Washington
Area
 • Total0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
1,325 ft (404 m)
Population
 • Total1,131
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,076
 • Density1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66968
Area code785
FIPS code20-75825 [4]
GNIS ID0472880 [5]
Websitewashingtonks.net

Washington is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,131.[7]

History[change | change source]

Washington was created in spring 1860. In 1860, it became the county seat.[8] Until the end of the American Civil War, it was protected by two stockaded buildings, the Washington Company House and Woolbert's Stockade Hotel.[9][10]

The first post office in Washington was created in November 1861.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Washington is at 39°N 97°W / 39°N 97°W / 39; -97 (39.816877, -97.052503).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2). Of that, 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880675
18901,613139.0%
19001,575−2.4%
19101,547−1.8%
19201,406−9.1%
19301,370−2.6%
19401,59816.6%
19501,527−4.4%
19601,506−1.4%
19701,5845.2%
19801,488−6.1%
19901,304−12.4%
20001,223−6.2%
20101,131−7.5%
Est. 20161,076[3]−4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,131 people, 512 households, and 311 families living in Washington.[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 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. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 890.
  9. Historical Plat Book of Washington County, Kansas (Chicago: J. S. Bird, 1882),p. 30.
  10. "Washington County History," Washington County Register, July 12, 1935, Sec. 2, p. 6.
  11. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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