Stark, Kansas

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Stark is a city in Neosho County, Kansas, United States. The population was 106 at the 2000 census.



The Stark High School building was used from 1929 to 1987 until the school district was fully consolidated with another. The building, still well maintained, is used for many public functions.

In 1980 the Stark population was 143, and in 1990 it was 79.


Stark is located at 37°41′23″N 95°8′37″W / 37.68972°N 95.14361°W / 37.68972; -95.14361 (37.689592, -95.143573),[3] at an elevation of 1,063 feet (324 m).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.[3]

Stark is located east of U.S. Route 59 on K-201.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 106 people, 42 households, and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 609.0 people per square mile (240.7/km²). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 270.0/sq mi (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.06% White and 0.94% Native American.

There were 42 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $15,833 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,728. There were 16.1% of families and 17.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 25.9% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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