Neosho Rapids, Kansas

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Neosho Rapids is a city in Lyon County, Kansas, United States. The population was 274 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Neosho Rapids is located at 38°22′7″N 95°59′31″W / 38.36861°N 95.99194°W / 38.36861; -95.99194 (38.368716, -95.991901)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


Neosho Rapids was founded in 1855 by J.S. Pigman.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 274 people, 104 households, and 79 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.9 people per square mile (215.9/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 235.9/sq mi (90.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.35% White, 1.82% African American, 0.36% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,423, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,239. About 6.2% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 36.9% of those sixty five or over.

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