Hoxie, Kansas

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Hoxie is a city in Sheridan County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,244 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sheridan County[3]. It was founded in 1886. Elevation is 2,700 feet (820 m).



Hoxie is located at 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44°W / 39.35444; -100.44 (39.354329, -100.439952)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,244 people, 543 households, and 350 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,472.2 people per square mile (571.8/km²). There were 601 housing units at an average density of 711.3/sq mi (276.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.79% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 543 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread in with 21.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,810, and the median income for a family was $41,641. Males had a median income of $28,235 versus $15,804 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,286. About 10.7% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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