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Gas
Allen County, Kansas

ZipCodes
66742

Motto
Don't pass Gas, Stop and Enjoy it
Home of the Largest Gas Kan in the World



Page Contents for Gas, Kansas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Gas is approximately 564 2010.
The approximate number of families is 234 2000, 216 2010.
The amount of land area in Gas is 2.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gas is 0.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gas to Washington DC is 1041 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 79 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gas is positioned 37.92 degrees north of the equator and 95.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gas elevation is 1,020 feet above sea level.
Gas per capita income is $ 19,966 2009.
Gas median income is $ 49,507 2009.
The Gas median home price is $ 64,921 2009.

Location

in southeastern Kansas about 72 miles from Lawrence. Other nearby communities include La Harpe, Iola, Bassett, Humboldt, Colony, Moran, Lone Elm and Mildred.
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History & History Related Items

Gas was platted on 1 November 1898. The name came from the natural gas fields here. The founder of Gas is E.K. Taylor. After the initial strike of gas on 24 December 1893, the area boomed and natural gas was abundant. The production was as high as a billion feet per day, but then, in 1907, the pressure began to wane and within just a few years, most of the smelters had closed and the brick and cement plants also were shuttered. Without the natural gas, the community had no real business. Today the city remains small and no one in town has an income from natural gas sources.

Here is a history page for Gas.
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Attractions

The slogan for Gas has a bit of humor to it. When Kansas is abbreviated, the slogan reads - Gas, Kan. Besides the play on words, the slogan itself often intrigues people into stopping to check it out.

Gas has a number of businesses, including a Cafe, car dealer, trucking company, golf course, appliance shop and more. Also located in Gas is one of a dying breed - a drive-in theater.
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Gas City Government

Gas City Hall
228 North Taylor
Gas, Kansas
Phone: 620-365-3034

Gas Schools

The children of Gas attend schools in the Iola USA #257 School District
408 N. Cottonwood
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620-365-4700 Gas

Miscellany

The population of Gas was:
1990 - 505
1997 - 532
2000 - 556
2005 - 552
2009 - 527
2010 - 564

Population Density:
2010 - 705 persons per square mile

Median Age:
2000 - 38 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 227
2000 - 234


Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 35,804
2009 - $ 49,507

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 14,012
2009 - $ 19,966

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 37,100
2009 - $ 64,921

Gas is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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