Basehor is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States and is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,613.
Basehor is located at 39°8′18″N 94°56′19″W / 39.13833°N 94.93861°W / 39.13833; -94.93861 (39.138469, −94.938735). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.75 square miles (17.48 km), of which, 6.68 square miles (17.30 km) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,613 people, 1,751 households, and 1,337 families residing in the city. The population density was 690.6 inhabitants per square mile (266.6/km). There were 1,881 housing units at an average density of 281.6 per square mile (108.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 94.1% White, 2.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
There were 1,751 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.4% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,238 people, 830 households, and 650 families residing in the city. The population density was 712.3 people per square mile (275.2/km²). There were 848 housing units at an average density of 269.9 per square mile (104.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, < 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 830 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,831, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $40,540 versus $27,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,731. About 2.8% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
Basehor Kansas neighborhoods include: Basehor, Cedar Lakes Estates, Centerpoint Preserve, Donahoo, Fairmount Township, Falcon Lakes, Fox Ridge/Prairie Gardens, Ginger Creek, Glenwood Estates, High Point Downs, Honey Creek, Pinehurst, Prairie Way, Rolling Hills Rd