Burdett, Kansas

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Burdett is a city in Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 256 at the 2000 census. Burdett was the childhood home of Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto.


Burdett is located at 38°11′36″N 99°31′35″W / 38.19333°N 99.52639°W / 38.19333; -99.52639 (38.193410, -99.526456)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 256 people, 108 households, and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.7 people per square mile (395.4/km²). There were 128 housing units at an average density of 507.4/sq mi (197.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.09% White, 3.12% Native American, 0.39% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,000, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,490. About 6.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


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