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Smolan, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Smolan, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°44′17″N 97°41′2″W / 38.73806°N 97.68389°W / 38.73806; -97.68389
Country United States
State Kansas
County Saline
 - Total 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 - Land 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,283 ft (391 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 218
 - Density 1,575.5/sq mi (608.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 20-66100[1]
GNIS feature ID 0476947[2]

Smolan is a city in Saline County, Kansas, United States. The population was 218 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area. Smolan was named after the Swedish province of Småland. Many early settlers in Kansas came from the province of Småland. [3]



Smolan is located at 38°44′17″N 97°41′2″W / 38.73806°N 97.68389°W / 38.73806; -97.68389 (38.738009, -97.683940)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 218 people, 79 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,575.5 people per square mile (601.2/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 599.9/sq mi (228.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.46% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.38% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.50% of the population.

There were 79 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,500, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $26,750 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,149. About 10.3% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents (past and present)

  • John W. Carlin, former governor of Kansas (January 1979 – January 1987)


  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. ^ Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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