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Bison, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Bison, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°31′15″N 99°11′51″W / 38.52083°N 99.1975°W / 38.52083; -99.1975
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rush
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,014 ft (614 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 235
 - Density 910.6/sq mi (351.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67520
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-06950[1]
GNIS feature ID 0475494[2]

Bison is a city in Rush County, Kansas, United States, named for the native large ungulate of the region. The population was 235 at the 2000 census.



Bison is located at 38°31′15″N 99°11′51″W / 38.52083°N 99.1975°W / 38.52083; -99.1975 (38.520718, -99.197528)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 235 people, 97 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 910.6 people per square mile (349.0/km²). There were 120 housing units at an average density of 465.0/sq mi (178.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.89% White, 3.40% African American, 1.28% Native American, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $37,813. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,122. About 6.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 12.8% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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