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Elk Falls, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Elk Falls, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°22′19″N 96°11′24″W / 37.37194°N 96.19°W / 37.37194; -96.19
Country United States
State Kansas
County Elk
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 112
 - Density 128.5/sq mi (49.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67345
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-20300[1]
GNIS feature ID 0469868[2]

Elk Falls is a city in Elk County, Kansas, United States, along the Elk River. The population was 112 at the 2000 census. The Elk Falls motto is "world's largest living ghost town."



Elk Falls is located at 37°22′19″N 96°11′24″W / 37.37194°N 96.19°W / 37.37194; -96.19 (37.371950, -96.190115)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 112 people, 51 households, and 32 families residing in the city. The population density was 128.5 people per square mile (49.7/km²). There were 74 housing units at an average density of 84.9/sq mi (32.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.86% White, 0.89% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.

There were 51 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 37.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,893, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,817. There were 6.7% of families and 2.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  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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