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Longton, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Longton, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°22′39″N 96°4′58″W / 37.3775°N 96.08278°W / 37.3775; -96.08278
Country United States
State Kansas
County Elk
 - Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 394
 - Density 342.6/sq mi (132.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67352
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-42650[1]
GNIS feature ID 0469856[2]

Longton is a city in Elk County, Kansas, United States, along the Elk River. The population was 394 at the 2000 census.



Longton is located at 37°22′39″N 96°4′58″W / 37.3775°N 96.08278°W / 37.3775; -96.08278 (37.377499, -96.082832)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 394 people, 163 households, and 98 families residing in the city. The population density was 342.6 people per square mile (132.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 167.8/sq mi (64.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.67% White, 2.28% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.30% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.5% 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 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,469, and the median income for a family was $29,625. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,802. About 13.9% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 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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