White Cloud, Kansas

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White Cloud (Ioway: Chína Maxúthga pronounced [tʃʰiꜜnã mãxuθꜜkɐ] or Chína Maxúhga pronounced [tʃʰiꜜnã mãxuhꜜkɐ], meaning "Village Cloud-White") is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. It was named for James White Cloud, son of Chief White Cloud of the Iowa Tribe.[3] The population was 239 at the 2000 census. White Cloud is the seat of government for the Iowa Reservation of Kansas and Nebraska. It is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area. White Cloud is featured in episode 4 of the 2008 television documentary Stephen Fry in America. Some scenes from the 1973 movie, Paper Moon, were filmed in White Cloud.

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Geography

White Cloud is located at 39°58′38″N 95°18′00″W / 39.977348°N 95.299888°W / 39.977348; -95.299888 (White Cloud, Kansas) (39.977348, -95.299888).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 239 people, 108 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 329.7 people per square mile (128.2/km²). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 184.8/sq mi (71.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.71% White, 3.77% African American, 17.99% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 1.26% from other races, and 5.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.44% of the population.

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