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Welcome to Scott City ...

The city of Scott City is located in Scott County<1> and is the County Seat for Scott County.

The location of Scott City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Scott City has a population of 3,773 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Scott City.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Scott City: Named for Winfield Scott (1786-1866), a General serving with the U.S. Army.

The city of Scott City was previously named Scott.

Scott City is 2,960 feet [902 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Scott City is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Scott City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Scott City: (620)

The ZIP code for Scott City: 67871<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Scott City had an population of 3,773 people. This is a decrease of 1.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Scott City had a population of 3,816 people (or 77.31% of the total population of Scott County). This makes Scott City the county's most populous community.

The population of Scott City represents 0.13% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,816 people, the population of Scott City decreased 1.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,855 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Scott City.

Communities Also Named Scott City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Scott City: This one is located in Scott County and the other is located in Clark County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 5 communities that are also named Scott City - they are located in Alabama, Indiana and Missouri (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Scott City.

Communities near Scott City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Scott City.

  • Modoc [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Modoc
    • Modoc [Scott County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Scott City
    • Former name for Modoc:
    • Plummer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Modoc
  • Pence [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
    • Pence [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Scott City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
  • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amy
    • Amy [Lane County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Scott City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Amy:
    • Ellen
  • Marienthal [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marienthal
    • Marienthal [Wichita County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Scott City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marienthal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marienthal
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Healy [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
      • Healy [Lane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<7>
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
    • Dighton [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
      • Dighton [Lane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dighton<7>
    • Leoti [Wichita County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoti
      • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the west of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Leoti:
      • Bonosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leoti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leoti<7>
    • Shields [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Lane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the east of Scott City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Russell Springs [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell Springs
      • Russell Springs [Logan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Scott City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Springs

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Scott City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Scott City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Scott City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Scott City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Scott City. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Scott City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scott City ...

Looking for more information about Scott City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Scott City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Scott City.

Adding Scott City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Scott City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Scott City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Scott City on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Scott County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scott City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Scott, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Scott City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scott City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Scott City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Scott City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scott City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Scott City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scott CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4784, Longitude: -100.9001       In this case, the coordinates for Scott City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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