Yates Center, Kansas

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Yates Center is a city in and the county seat of Woodson County, Kansas, United States.[3] The population was 1,599 at the 2000 census. Over thirty buildings in downtown Yates Center, centering on Courthouse Square, are included in the Yates Center Courthouse Square Historic District.[4]



Yates Center is located at 37°52′48″N 95°44′4″W / 37.88°N 95.73444°W / 37.88; -95.73444 (37.879948, -95.734522)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (7.9 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (5.88%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,599 people, 716 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 553.9 people per square mile (213.6/km²). There were 844 housing units at an average density of 292.3/sq mi (112.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.37% White, 0.19% African American, 0.69% Native American, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 716 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

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