Natoma, Kansas


Natoma, Kansas
Natoma, Kansas
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Coordinates: 39°11′21″N 99°1′29″W / 39.18917°N 99.02472°W / 39.18917; -99.02472Coordinates: 39°11′21″N 99°1′29″W / 39.18917°N 99.02472°W / 39.18917; -99.02472
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osborne
Founded 1888
Platted
Incorporated 1905
Government
 – Type Mayor–Council
Area
 – Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 – Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,834 ft (559 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 – Total 335
 – Density 837.5/sq mi (323.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67651
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-49425[2]
GNIS feature ID 0472448[3]

Natoma is a city in Osborne County, Kansas, United States.[3] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 335.[1]

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History

Natoma was established in 1888, named after an American Indian railroad employee by a railroad officer. The name means "new born."[4] The first post office had opened under the name Tapley in December 1878, but changed its name to Natoma in July 1890.[5] Natoma incorporated as a city in 1905.[6]

Geography

Natoma is located at 39°11′21″N 99°1′29″W / 39.18917°N 99.02472°W / 39.18917; -99.02472 (39.189054, -99.024832)[7] at an elevation of 1,834 feet (559 m).[3] It lies in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of the Saline River.[8][9] Paradise Creek, a tributary of the Saline, flows southeast along the southern edge of the city.[9] Natoma is in north-central Kansas approximately 135 miles (217 km) northwest of Wichita and 230 miles (370 km) west of Kansas City.[10] Located on K-18, it is roughly 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Osborne, the county seat.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.[11]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 407
1920 518 27.3%
1930 583 12.5%
1940 651 11.7%
1950 775 19.0%
1960 775 0%
1970 603 −22.2%
1980 515 −14.6%
1990 392 −23.9%
2000 367 −6.4%
2010 335 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 367 people, 178 households, and 95 families residing in the city. The population density was 874.8 people per square mile (337.4/km²). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 581.6 per square mile (224.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.91% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 178 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.6% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,091, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $24,896 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,671. About 8.7% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

Events

The city holds a Labor Day celebration which serves as its annual community festival and includes a parade, barbecue, and other entertainment.[4]

Points of interest

Natoma Presbyterian Church, constructed in 1899, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its architecture.[4]

Education

USD 399 provides public primary and secondary education, operating two schools in the city: Natoma Elementary School (Grades K-6) and Natoma High School (7-12).[12]

Transportation

K-18, an east-west route, approaches Natoma from the west, then turns southeast along the eastern side of the city.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST13&prodType=table. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b c "Natoma - Amazing 100 Miles Featured City". The Amazing 100 Miles Tourism Coalition. 2008-11-10. http://www.amazing100miles.com/cities/natoma/. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Kansas Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/p/post-offices/11307. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  6. ^ Blackmar, Frank W., ed (1912). "Natoma". Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc.. 2. Chicago: Standard. p. 336. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1912/n/natoma.html. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map". Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/HistoricStateMaps/2003-04Mapside.pdf. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  9. ^ a b c d "General Highway Map - Osborne County, Kansas". Kansas Department of Transportation. 1999. http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/county-pdf/osborne.PDF. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  10. ^ "City Distance Tool". Geobytes. http://www.geobytes.com/citydistancetool.htm. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  11. ^ "Kansas: 2000 - Population and Housing Counts". United States Census Bureau. July 2003. p. 23. http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc-3-18.pdf. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  12. ^ "USD 399". USD 399. http://www.usd399.com/. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

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