Robinson, Kansas

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Robinson is a city in Brown County, Kansas, United States. The population was 216 at the 2000 census. Robinson was named to honor the first governor of the State of Kansas, Charles Robinson. It had formerly been known locally as "Lickskillet" derived from the practice of an old trapper who allegedly put his dirty dishes out for his dog to lick clean.[3]


Robinson is located at 39°48′59″N 95°24′38″W / 39.81639°N 95.41056°W / 39.81639; -95.41056 (39.816256, -95.410567),[4] along the Wolf River.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 216 people, 94 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 887.0 people per square mile (347.5/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 455.8/sq mi (178.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.98% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 1.85% from other races, and 3.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 116.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,938, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $16,364 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,203. About 13.8% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 22.2% of those sixty five or over.


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