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  •   State: 
    Osborne County
      County FIPS: 
    39°26′26″N 98°41′58″W
      Area total: 
    1.54 sq mi (3.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.54 sq mi (3.99 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,549 ft (472 m)
    1871; Incorporated 1878
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    870 residents per square mile of area (330/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Osborne is a city in and the county seat of Osborne County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,335. The hottest temperature recorded in Osborne was 116 °F (47 °C) in 1940. July is the warmest month, January is the coldest month and May is the wettest month in the city. The city is located on the north side of the South Fork Solomon River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. The Osborne Canal, part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Webster Unit Project, runs east along the northern edge of theCity. Osborne is located at 39°2626N 98°4150W (39.440651, -98.697118), at an elevation of 1,552 feet (473 m). It is approximately 134 miles (216 km) northwest of Wichita, 219 miles (352 km) west-northwest of Kansas City, and 339 miles (546 km) east of Denver. "City" was dropped from its name by the mid-1890s. In the 2010 census, there were 1,431 people, 633 households, and 390 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American,0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.


Settlers from southeastern Pennsylvania founded Osborne City in May 1871. Osborne City became the permanent county seat in November 1872. "City" was dropped from its name by the mid-1890s. The townspeople failed to legally organize a government in 1873. Five years later, a second attempt was successful, and the settlement incorporated as a city in 1878. The settlement was named after Vincent B. Osborne, a Union Army veteran of the American Civil War, after whom Osborne County also is named. A bridge was built at Osborne over the Solomon River in 18 1978. The city's name was changed to "Osborne" in the early 1900s, when it became a suburb of Philadelphia. The name Osborne is still used to refer to the city today, though it is no longer referred to as a "city" by the city's residents. It is also the name of a county, Osborne County, Pennsylvania, which is also named after a Civil War veteran. It was named for Vincent Osborne, who served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The word "Osbourne" is now used for the town of Osborne in Pennsylvania, where it was founded in 1871, as well as the county's name for the county in which it is located. It has a population of about 2,000, and it is the oldest city in the state.


Osborne is located at 39°2626N 98°4150W (39.440651, -98.697118), at an elevation of 1,552 feet (473 m) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.56 square miles (4.04 km²), all of it land. The Osborne Canal, part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Webster Unit Project, runs east along the northern edge of the city. The hottest temperature recorded in Osborne was 116 °F (47 °C) in 1940; the coldest temperature recorded was -31 °F (-35 °C), in 1989. On average in Osborne, July is the warmest month, January is the coldiest month, and May is the wettest month. The city is located on the north side of the South Fork Solomon River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. It is approximately 134 miles (216 km) northwest of Wichita, 219 miles (352 km) west-northwest of Kansas City, and 339 miles (546 km) east of Denver. The average temperature in Osborne is 77.5 degrees F (21.7 degrees C), and the average precipitation is 1.5 inches (4 inches) per year. The town has a population of 2,000 (1.4 million) and is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the towns of Lawrence, Topeka, and Garden City.


As of the census of 2010, there were 1,431 people, 633 households, and 390 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.1% African American,0.6% Native American, and 0.5% Asian. There were 841 housing units at an average density of 559.0 per square mile (216.5/km²) The city's median income was $35,400, and the median income for a family was $51,042. In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% between the ages of 18 and 24, and 27.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $19,902. About 8.3% of families and 11.8%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8. of those under age 18 and 13.8! of those age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and was once part of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is located in the state of New Mexico and is located near the border with New Mexico. It was the site of a World War II-era naval base, which was evacuated in the 1950s and 1960s. It has a population of about 1,500, and is home to a U.N. Peace Corps mission.


As of 2013, 65.4% of the population over the age of 16 was in the labor force. The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: educational services, health care, and social assistance (18.2%) and wholesale trade (11.3%) The cost of living in Osborne is relatively low; compared to a U.S. average of 100, the cost ofLiving index for the city is 79.4. The median home value in the city was $42,400, the median selected monthly owner cost was $627 for housing units with a mortgage and $329 for those without, and the median gross rent was $492. The average household income in Osborne in 2013 was $50,000. The city's median household income is $49,000, the city's average household incomes are $51,000 and the city’s median house value is $42, 400. The town's unemployment rate is 2.6%. The unemployment rate for the county as a whole is 3.1%. The city”s poverty rate is 3%. The town’S unemployment rate as of 2013 was 3.0%. The average income for the town is $45,000; the city has a poverty rate of 3.2%. The median house price is $41,400. the city has a poverty level of 3%. the city has a unemployment rate of 2.7%. the town has a Poverty Rate of 4.4%.


Osborne is a city of the second class with a mayorcouncil form of government. The city council consists of six members and meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. As the county seat, Osborne is the administrative center of Osborne County. The county courthouse is located downtown, and all departments of the county government base their operations in the city.Osborne lies within Kansas's 1st U.S. Congressional District. For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature, the city is located in the 36th district of the Kansas Senate and the 109th district for the Kansas House of Representatives. It is located on the Kansas Turnpike, which runs through the city of Osborne and into the Kansas City, Kansas area. The Turnpikes are a major route through Osborne, and the city has a population of about 2,000. The turnpike is one of the busiest roads in the state, with more than 20,000 vehicles per day. It was built in the early 1900s and is the oldest city in Osborne County, which is home to the University of Kansas and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Osborne is also the only city in the county to have a post office, which was established in the late 1800s. It has a library, which opened in the mid-19th century, and a public library that is open through the end of the 20th century. The City of Osborne is located near the intersection of Interstate 70 and I-70, and it is also near the town of Osborne.


Osborne USD 392 provides public primary and secondary education, operating two schools in the city. Osborne Elementary School (Grades K-6) and Osborne Junior/Senior High School (7-12) are the city's two primary schools. The city also has a secondary school, Osborne High School, which serves students in grades 7-12. Osborne is located on the Kansas Turnpike, which runs through the town's downtown area. The Turnpix is located at the intersection of I-70 and I-80. The town's main street is called Osborne Avenue. The turnpike is one of the busiest in the town, with a population of around 2,000. The school district has two high schools: Osborne High and Osborne Elementary. It also operates a junior/senior high school for students in the seventh through 12th grade. It is the only high school in Osborne, with students attending grades seven to 12 in the high school years. The district also has an elementary school for children in the sixth through eighth grade. The high school has a middle school for the ninth and a junior high for the 10th and 11th grades. The elementary school has an after-school program for the 11th and 12th graders. It has a high school program for teens in the 12th and 13th grade for the 14th and 15th grade years. It was founded in the late 1950s. The first high school was opened in the early 1960s and is located in the center of the town.


Osborne is the western terminus of a line of the Kyle Railroad. The city is also the northwestern termini of the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad. U.S. Route 281 runs north-south through Osborne. Osborne Municipal Airport is located immediately southeast of the city. It is used primarily for general aviation and is located near the city's central business district, which is also known as "Osborne City" It is the only airport in the state of Kansas that is open to the general public. The airport has a general aviation terminal and a small airfield for private use, which was built in the 1950s. It was built to handle the growing population of the area at the time. It opened in the 1960s and is now a major airport for the area, with a runway that can hold up to 20,000 passengers. It also has a small airport for private aviation. The town is also home to the Osborne Air Reserve Base, which has a runway of about 10.5 acres (3.5 miles) and is used for military and civilian air operations. It has an airport for commercial air traffic, as well as a private airfield, which opened in 1998. The airfield is located just north of Osborne, near the town's central Business District, and is known as Osborne City Air Reserve Airport, which also is used by private aviation and military aircraft. It's also the location of Osborne City High School and Osborne High School, which were founded in the late 1960s.


The Osborne County Historical Museum exhibits artifacts from local history, including antique farm equipment, period clothing and housewares. The museum maintains on site a one-room school house built in 1912. A roadside park at the north end of the city displays information about the geodetic center of North America, which is located roughly 18 miles (29 km) south-southeast of theCity. The city is home to the Osborne County Museum, which exhibits American Indian artifacts, and a replica of the Geodetic Center of America. The Osborne County Library has a collection of more than 1,000 books, many of which date back to the 17th century. The library also maintains a collection of American Indian  artifacts, including American Indian clothing and blankets. The town has a population of about 1,500 people, with the majority of its residents living in or near the city. The population of Osborne County, Nebraska, is about 2,000 people, and the city's population is about 3,000. The county seat is the town of Osborne, which has been in the same family for more than 100 years. It is located on the banks of the Osborne River, which runs through the center of the town. It was named after the town's founder, William Osborne, who was born in the area in 1805. It also has a post office, which was established in 1808, and was later expanded to serve the city in the 19th century, and is still in use today.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas = 98. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Osborne = 4.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,335 individuals with a median age of 48.9 age the population dropped by -14.25% in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 870 residents per square mile of area (330/km²). There are average 2.19 people per household in the 599 households with an average household income of $36,081 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 4.10% of the available work force and has dropped -2.23% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.44%. The number of physicians in Osborne per 100,000 population = 74.9.


The annual rainfall in Osborne = 25.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 18.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 59. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 229. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 32, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 59.00%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 66 years with median home cost = $51,180 and home appreciation of 1.60%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.44 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,330 per student. There are 9.6 students for each teacher in the school, 302 students for each Librarian and 363 students for each Counselor. 4.17% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.80% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.75% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Osborne's population in Osborne County, Kansas of 1,075 residents in 1900 has increased 1,24-fold to 1,335 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.69% female residents and 47.31% male residents live in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas are married and the remaining 40.91% are single population.

  • 12.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Osborne require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.50% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.72% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.28% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.42% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas, 59.00% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.37% are rented apartments, and the remaining 23.63% are vacant.

  • The 71.52% of the population in Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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