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Flyoverpeople.net is PR native Cheryl Unruh's chronicle of life in Kansas. She often describes Pawnee Rock and what it has meant to her.

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Explore Kansas encourages Kansans to hit the road -- all the roads -- and enjoy the state. Marci Penner, a guidebook writer from Inman, is the driving force of this site.

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The Santa Fe Trail Research Site, produced by Larry and Carolyn Mix of St. John, has hundreds of pages dedicated to the trail that runs through Pawnee Rock.

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Peg Britton mowed Kansas. Try to keep up with her as she keeps Ellsworth, and the rest of Kansas, on an even keel. KansasPrairie.net

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Pawnee Rock demographics

Here's a look at Pawnee Rock by the numbers.

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• The population in 2011 was 252, according to the Kansas Directory of Elected Officials. That's a 29 percent decline since 2000.

• The estimated population in July 2004 was 341.

• That's a 4.2 decline from 2000, when the population was 356.

• In 2000, the residents' median age was 32.4 years.

• Elevation of the city: 1949 feet. The top of Pawnee Rock (the park) is about 2,000 feet.

• The land area is 0.3 square mile.

Races in Pawnee Rock

• White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
• Hispanic: 2.5%
• American Indian: 1.7%
• Other race: 0.8%
• Two or more races: 0.8%

First reported ancestries: German, 27.8%; United States, 15.2%; Irish, 12.9%; English, 12.1%; French, 3.4%; and French Canadian, 2.0%.


In 2000, Pawnee Rock had 162 houses, 134 of which were occupied. Of those, 105 were owner-occupied and 29 were rentals.

• The median household income was $38,393.

• The median house value was $28,900.

• Median price for vacant for-sale houses: $13,800

• Median rent for vacant for-rent houses: $225

Place of birth

Pawnee Rock's U.S.-born residents reported being born in:

• Kansas: 322
• Northeastern United States: 5
• Midwestern United States: 13
• Southern United States: 22
• Western United States: 15

(No, the figures don't add up to the town's 2000 population of 356, but this is how they're listed.)


Highest education level for men and women 25 years and older.

No schooling00
Nursery to 4th grade00
5th and 6th grade30
7th and 8th grade53
9th grade20
10th grade20
11th grade00
12th grade, no diploma11
High school graduate (or equivalent)4035
Less than 1 year of college1925
Some college, more than 1 year, no degree1422
Associate degree214
Bachelor's degree810
Master's degree02
Professional degree00

Source: All this demographic information was compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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