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Cawker City

Cawker City is a city in Mitchell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 469. The city is located along the north shore of Waconda Lake and Glen Elder State Park.It is one of several places claiming to be home of the largest ball of twine in the world.HistoryCawker City was founded in 1870. It was named for one of its founders, E. H. Cawker. Cawker City was incorporated as a city in 1874. The first post office in Cawker City was established in June 1870.The city previously served many families living on small farms. A resident stated that Cawker City had three grocery stores in the 1960s. By 2017 the community had no grocery stores. Many young adults were leaving to find work elsewhere. In the area family sizes decreased and farm plot sizes increased. These factors caused the community's population to decline.GeographyCawker City is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00sqmi, all of it land. The city is located along the north shore of Waconda Lake.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 469 people, 244 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 469.0PD/sqmi. There were 315 housing units at an average density of 315.0/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
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