Severance, Kansas

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Severance is a city in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. The population was 108 at the 2000 census.



Severance is located at 39°46′4″N 95°15′1″W / 39.76778°N 95.25028°W / 39.76778; -95.25028 (39.767644, -95.250303),[3] along the Wolf River.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 108 people, 46 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 841.8 people per square mile (320.8/km²). There were 53 housing units at an average density of 413.1/sq mi (157.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 46 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% 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 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,313, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $15,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,690. There were 21.4% of families and 26.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 41.9% of under eighteens and 29.4% of those over 64.

Notable natives


Denton | Elwood | Highland | Leona | Severance | Troy | Wathena | White Cloud

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