Yates Center, Kansas

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Yates Center, Kansas
Woodson County Courthouse (2017)
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
Location within Woodson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Woodson County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444Coordinates: 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyWoodson
Founded1875
Area
 • Total3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Land2.61 sq mi (6.76 km2)
 • Water0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
Elevation
1,132 ft (345 m)
Population
 • Total1,417
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,351
 • Density460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66783
Area code620
FIPS code20-80700 [4]
GNIS ID0474470 [5]
WebsiteCityOfYatesCenter.com

Yates Center is a city in Woodson County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Woodson County. In 2010, 1,417 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Yates Center was created in August 1875. It was named for Abner Yates, the original owner of the town site. She donated an entire block around the courthouse, land for the churches, a city park, and a lot each for the first two children born in the town.[8][9] Yates Center is the only town in Kansas to be chosen as a county seat before there was a house or person in its boundaries.[9]

More than thirty buildings in downtown Yates Center are included in the Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Yates Center is at 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88000°N 95.73444°W / 37.88000; -95.73444 (37.879948, -95.734522).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2). Of that, 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) is land and 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2) is water.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880350
18901,305272.9%
19001,63425.2%
19102,02423.9%
19202,30613.9%
19302,013−12.7%
19402,1768.1%
19502,1780.1%
19602,080−4.5%
19701,967−5.4%
19801,9981.6%
19901,815−9.2%
20001,599−11.9%
20101,417−11.4%
Est. 20161,351[3]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,417 people, 664 households, and 347 families living in Yates Center.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Yates Center is served by USD 366 Woodson School District.[12]

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. "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 6, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 316.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Official Website of the City of Yates Center, Kansas". Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  10. KANSAS - Woodson County, Nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Accessed 2008-10-20.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "Woodson School District 366". USD 366. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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