Information About Chapman, Kansas in Dickinson County

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Chapman is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,241 at the 2000 census.


Chapman is located at 38°58′18″N, 97°1′18″W (38.971772, -97.021791).

According to KANSAS: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., "The first settlement was made at Chapman in 1868, and the same year Jackman's mill was built on Chapman creek a little northeast of the present town. James Streeter and S. M. Strickler laid out the town in 1871" [1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²), all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,900 people, 800 households, and 848 families residing in the city. The population density was 630.5/km² (1,627.4/mi²). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 271.3/km² (700.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.76% White, 8.48% African American, 4.97% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 1.00% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 2.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.98% of the population.

There were 488 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $22,891 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,842. About 0.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 0.1% of those age 65 or over.

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