Esbon, Kansas

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Esbon is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. The population was 148 at the 2000 census.


Esbon is located at 39°49′22″N 98°26′2″W / 39.82278°N 98.43389°W / 39.82278; -98.43389 (39.822656, -98.433762)[3]. The town lies 2.5 miles north of U.S. Route 36, and 13 miles west of Mankato, the county seat of Jewell County. The town has a Roman Catholic church, Sacred Heart, which is served by a priest from Mankato. The town had an elementary school and high school until about 1985, and it currently is the home of White Rock Middle school, at 203 Grand Ave, serving 32 students enrolled 2008 in the 6th through 8th grades.[4] The nearest schools for other grades are an elementary school and a high school in Burr Oak. The primary business enterprise of the town is a grain elevator at the north end of Grand Avenue. Farming is the principal occupation in the area around Esbon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 148 people, 71 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 484.8 people per square mile (184.3/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 285.0/sq mi (108.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.62% White and 3.38% Native American.

There were 71 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 45.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $24,688 versus $13,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,438. There were none of the families and 6.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.


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