Haviland, Kansas

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Haviland is a city in Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. The population was 612 at the 2000 census. It is home to Barclay College.

Haviland is known for meteorite finds connected to the Haviland Crater and for an annual meteorite festival held in July. The festival includes food, contests, treasure hunts, corn pits, raffles, meteorite digs, concerts, and star-gazing.



Haviland was founded by a group of Quakers originally from Indiana and named for Laura Haviland, a leader of the Underground Railroad.[3]


Haviland is located at 37°37′0″N 99°6′20″W / 37.616667°N 99.10556°W / 37.616667; -99.10556 (37.616685, -99.105478)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 612 people, 207 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,314.5 people per square mile (502.8/km²). There were 250 housing units at an average density of 537.0/sq mi (205.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 1.14% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.98% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.08.

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