Geneseo, Kansas

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Geneseo is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. The population was 272 at the 2000 census.



The Geneseo Journal was originally called the Geneseo Herald from 1887 to 1899, then it became Geneseo Post from 1908 to 1909. From 1979 through 1983 it was known as Geneseo Galaxy.[3] Copies may be found in the Geneseo Kansas Museum located two blocks west of Main Street on Silver Street.


Geneseo is located at 38°31′1″N 98°9′21″W / 38.51694°N 98.15583°W / 38.51694; -98.15583 (38.516810, -98.155758)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 272 people, 136 households, and 81 families residing in the city. The population density was 472.7 people per square mile (181.1/km²). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 297.2/sq mi (113.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.79% White, 0.37% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.74% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

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