Furley, Kansas

Furley, Kansas
Furley CO-OP (2015)
Furley CO-OP (2015)
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Furley is located in Kansas
Furley
Furley
Furley is located in the United States
Furley
Furley
Coordinates: 37°52′45″N 097°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
TownshipLincoln
Elevation
[1]
1,411 ft (430 m)
Population
 (2020)[2]
 • Total39
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code316
FIPS code[3]20-24975[1]
GNIS ID[3]473703[1]

Furley is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 39.[2] It is located northwest of the intersection of Greenwich Road and 101st Street N, along the Union Pacific Railroad.

History

19th century

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north–south from Herington through Furley to Caldwell.[4] By 1893, this branch line was incrementally built to Fort Worth, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

A post office was opened in Furley in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[5]

Geography

Furley is located at 37°52′45″N 97°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278 (37.8791795, -97.2128162).[6]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
202039
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).

2020 census

The 2020 United States census counted 39 people, 18 households, and 15 families in Furley.[7][8] The population density was 157.9 per square mile (61.0/km2). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 97.2 per square mile (37.5/km2).[8][9] The racial makeup was 71.79% (28) white or European American (71.79% non-Hispanic white), 0.0% (0) black or African-American, 0.0% (0) Native American or Alaska Native, 0.0% (0) Asian, 5.13% (2) Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.56% (1) from other races, and 20.51% (8) from two or more races.[10] Hispanic or Latino of any race was 5.13% (2) of the population.[11]

Of the 18 households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18; 72.2% were married couples living together; 0.0% had a female householder with no spouse or partner present. 11.1% of households consisted of individuals and 0.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.[8] The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 2.5.[12]

12.8% of the population was under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 56.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.3 males.[8] For every 100 females ages 18 and older, there were 78.9 males.[8]

Education

The community is served by Remington USD 206 public school district. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.

Infrastructure

Transportation

I-135 highway is approximately 6 miles west of the community. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through Furley.

Utilities

  • Internet
  • TV
  • Water
    • Rural is provided by Sedgwick County RWD #2 and Harvey County RWD #1 (map).

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Furley, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Furley, Kansas (CDP) in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 14, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Rock Island Rail History". Archived from the original on June 19, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Furley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  7. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P16: HOUSEHOLD TYPE". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  8. ^ a b c d e "US Census Bureau, Table DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  9. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  10. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P1: RACE". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  11. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P2: HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2024.
  12. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table S1101: HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2024.

Further reading

External links

  • Sedgwick County maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
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