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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,768
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+2,613
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married61.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,420
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,636

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,755
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.7%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$96,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.9%
German12.6%
Irish5%
English4.5%
Italian3.4%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1.1%
Scottish0.6%
Swiss0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Greek0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
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Ulysses Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grant County
Standard Zip Codes67880
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.57
Approximate Longitude-101.35

Ulysses Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationULYSSES
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 45 F
Apr Temp37 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 94 F
Oct Temp40 to 73 F
Annual Precip17.3 inches
StationLAKIN
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp16 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 93 F
Oct Temp40 to 71 F
Annual Precip18.5 inches
StationHUGOTON
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 93 F
Oct Temp40 to 72 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Moscow331$61,750
Satanta898$56,349

Ulysses Public Libraries

Grant County Library
215 E. GRANT AVE.
Ulysses, Kansas
(620) 356-1433

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Ulysses Hospitals

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital
(Government - Local)
415 N Main Street
(620) 356-1266

Ulysses Public Schools

Hickok Elem
810 N Missouri
ZIP: 67880
(620) 356-3919
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Kepley Middle School
113 N Colorado
ZIP: 67880
(620) 356-3025
Middle
Total Enrollment 404
Sullivan Elem
600 W. Nebraska
ZIP: 67880
(620) 356-1742
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Ulysses High
501 N Mccall
ZIP: 67880
(620) 356-1380
High
Total Enrollment 530
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