Walnut, Kansas

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Walnut is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. The population was 221 at the 2000 census.



Walnut was founded in 1871 by a town company which laid out a town site on the MK&T (Katy) Railroad. The company originally named the town Glenwood. In 1874 the name was changed to Walnut for the Walnut Post Office established at the site in 1871. The name Walnut came from the nearby Big Walnut Creek.


Walnut is located at 37°36′01″N 95°04′33″W / 37.600359°N 95.075867°W / 37.600359; -95.075867 (37.600359, -95.075867).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2), all of it land.


The economy of Walnut KS is mostly agricultural based.[citation needed]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 221 people, 91 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 223.1 people per square mile (86.2/km2). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 117.1/sq mi (45.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.19% White, 0.90% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

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