Timken, Kansas

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Timken is a city in Rush County, Kansas, United States. The population was 83 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Timken is located at 38°28′22″N 99°10′39″W / 38.47278°N 99.1775°W / 38.47278; -99.1775 (38.472890, -99.177375)[3].

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.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 83 people, 40 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 570.5 people per square mile (213.6/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 350.5/sq mi (131.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.59% White, 1.20% Native American, and 1.20% from two or more races.

There were 40 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,500, and the median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $14,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,897. There were no families and 10.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Timken was named after a land speclator, Henry Timken. Mr. Timken purchased land in which he believed that the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad would be building. When Henry Timken sold the land to the railroad, one of the conditions was that the town was named after him. During the year to follow a lumber mill, railroad depot, grocery store, and even a bowling alley would be established in the town. The town was settled mainly by immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Bohemia and Moravia. Some of the original settling families include Schroter's, Holopirek's and Vesecky's. (Reference Kathy Weiser, Legends of Kansas)

References

Alexander | Bison | La Crosse | Liebenthal | McCracken | Otis | Rush Center | Timken

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