Byers, Kansas

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Byers is a city in Pratt County, Kansas, United States. The population was 50 at the 2000 census.



Byers is located at 37°47′16″N 98°52′2″W / 37.78778°N 98.86722°W / 37.78778; -98.86722 (37.787830, -98.867114)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 50 people, 20 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 272.1 people per square mile (107.3/km²). There were 20 housing units at an average density of 108.8/sq mi (42.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.00% of the population.

There were 20 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.0% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 72.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,125, and the median income for a family was $18,125. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,461. There were 47.4% of families and 36.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 18.8% of under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.


Byers High School (called the Hornets) became defunct in 1966, after which time its students were bussed to a regional rural community outside Pratt, called Skyline High School.


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