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Osage City, Kansas
—  City  —
Train Station and Water Tower in Osage City
Location of Osage City, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°38′3″N 95°49′36″W / 38.63417°N 95.82667°W / 38.63417; -95.82667
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
 - Total 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 - Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,086 ft (331 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,034
 - Density 888.7/sq mi (343.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66523
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-53200[1]
GNIS feature ID 0479288[2]

Osage City is a city in Osage County, Kansas, United States. The population was 3,034 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Osage City is located at 38°38′3″N 95°49′36″W / 38.63417°N 95.82667°W / 38.63417; -95.82667 (38.634069, -95.826759)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,034 people, 1,232 households, and 815 families residing in the city. The population density was 888.7 people per square mile (343.5/km²). There were 1,303 housing units at an average density of 381.7/sq mi (147.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.31% White, 0.36% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There were 1,232 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,979, and the median income for a family was $39,362. Males had a median income of $27,353 versus $21,514 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,227. About 6.8% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

City government

Osage City operates under a City Manager-Mayor-Council form of government, with the Mayor elected to 2 year terms and each member of the eight person City Council elected to four year terms. The city is divided into four wards, with each ward represented by two councilmembers.

The current (2008) City Manager is Nick Hernandez.


Governing body

Following the April 2009 General Election, the Osage City Council includes the following members:

  • Quintin Robert, Mayor
  • Matt Brewer, Ward 1
  • Dan Mollnow, Ward 1
  • Loren DeBaun, Ward 2
  • Gary Griffith, Ward 2
  • Edwin Mueller, Ward 3
  • Francis Towle, Ward 3
  • Becky Brewer, Ward 4 (Brewer also serves as Council President)
  • Ward 4

Mollnow, Griffith, Towle and the second position in Ward 4, along with Mayor Robert, will be up for re-election in 2011. The remaining positions expire in 2013.


  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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