Bronson, Kansas

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Bronson is a city in Bourbon County, Kansas, United States. The population was 346 at the 2000 census.[1] The community was named after Ira Bronson, a railroad official.[citation needed]

Geography

Bronson is located at 37°53′48″N 95°4′21″W / 37.89667°N 95.0725°W / 37.89667; -95.0725 (37.896562, -95.072520).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

U.S. Route 54 intersects K-3 on Bronson's east side.[4]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 346 people, 147 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 814.3 people per square mile (318.1/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 386.0/sq mi (150.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.51% White, 2.31% African American, 2.02% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,806, and the median income for a family was $32,656. Males had a median income of $25,588 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,332. About 11.4% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.

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