Weir is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States.
The population was 780 at the 2000 census
. The community is
named after landowner T. M. Weir, who donated forty acres as a
Weir is located at (37.308768, -94.774289) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.
Weir is south of U.S.
and is located on
As of the census
of 2000, there were 780
people, 310 households, and 212 families residing in the city. The
people per square mile (286.8/km²). There were 352 housing units at
an average density of 336.3/sq mi (129.4/km²). The racial
makeup of the city was 97.31% White
, 0.38% African American
from other races
1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.77% of the
There were 310 households out of which 33.2% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married
living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 25.5% of all
households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age
of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to
64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,054, and the
median income for a family was $35,476. Males had a median income
of $26,406 versus $21,518 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,561. About 8.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 11.3%
of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.
- Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press,
1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7