Introduction to Ulysses, Kansas

Ulysses, Kansas is located 165 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center) and is 207 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is in Grant county, and has a population of 5,960.

Ulysses History

A large number of American tribes settled in this area between 1830 and 1890. This city was named after Ulysses S. Grant. The city is known to be born twice; the first time in 1885 with its establishment and then the second time with the whole town being loaded onto skids and shifted three miles across the prairie. It was officially incorporated in 1888.

Ulysses and nearby Attractions

  • Grant County Museum
  • Ulysses City Lake
  • Historic Adobe Museum
  • Bentwood Golf Course

Things To Do In Ulysses

Tourists can enjoy visiting the Grant County Museum, and the Historic Adobe Museum. Golf lovers can spend their leisure at the Bentwood Golf Course. One can also enjoy a stroll by the Ulysses City Lake. Grant County Free Fair and the Spring Fling are the some of the local festivals hosted by Ulysses every year.

Ulysses Transportation

Liberal Municipal Airport offers air transportation options.

Ulysses Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities located close to the city such as Fort Hays State University, West Texas A & M University, Amarillo College, and Barton County Community College.


Total Population 6,010
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,836
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 58.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,929
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,832


Median Family Income $56,335
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 15.5%
Median Gross Rent $543
Median House Value $94,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.3%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 6.4%

Ulysses Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 165 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 207 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 67880
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.581
Longitude -101.354

Ulysses Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 45 F
Apr Temp 37 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 94 F
Oct Temp 40 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
Station LAKIN
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 43 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 93 F
Oct Temp 40 to 71 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 93 F
Oct Temp 40 to 72 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Moscow 359 $56,250

Ulysses Public Libraries

Ulysses/grant County Library
215 E. GRANT
Ulysses, Kansas
(620) 356-1433

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Ulysses Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(620) 356-1266
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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