Quinter, Kansas

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Quinter is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. The population was 961 at the 2000 census. Castle Rock is located south of the city. The city received some slight national publicity in November 2006 when longtime resident Waldo McBurney, age 104, was proclaimed the oldest worker in the United States.[3]



Quinter is located at 39°3′57″N 100°14′13″W / 39.06583°N 100.23694°W / 39.06583; -100.23694 (39.065706, -100.236828).[4] The concurrent Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 40 pass just south of the city. Old U.S. Route 40 and the current K-212 pass through the city, as does a major Union Pacific railroad line.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 961 people, 393 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 978.0 people per square mile (378.6/km²). There were 463 housing units at an average density of 471.2/sq mi (182.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.40% White, 0.10% African American, 0.31% Asian, 0.94% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 393 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

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