Silver Lake, Kansas

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Silver Lake is a city in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,358 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Silver Lake is located at 39°6′9″N 95°51′33″W / 39.1025°N 95.85917°W / 39.1025; -95.85917 (39.102431, -95.859047)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 1.79% is water.

Silver Lake is the nearest city to Topeka to the west, along U.S. Route 24. Recently Silver Lake has had a higher proportion of its citizens commuting into Topeka. The next city west along US 24 is Rossville.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,358 people, 538 households, and 394 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,470.7 people per square mile (953.3/km²). There were 568 housing units at an average density of 1,033.4/sq mi (398.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.83% White, 0.07% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 538 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

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