Sharon Springs, Kansas

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Sharon Springs is a city in Wallace County, Kansas, United States. The population was 835 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wallace County[3]. The community is named after Sharon Springs, New York, some of whose families founded its Kansas namesake.

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Geography

Sharon Springs is located at 38°53′44″N 101°45′3″W / 38.89556°N 101.75083°W / 38.89556; -101.75083 (38.895513, -101.750881).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all land.

Area attractions

  • The rattlesnake roundup in May provides prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, and food (including portions of rattlesnakes).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 835 people, 354 households, and 227 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.0 people per square mile (346.7/km²). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 439.8/sq mi (169.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.05% White, 0.24% African American, 0.48% Native American, 1.68% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.

There were 354 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93.

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