Ulysses is a city in Grant County, Kansas. The population was 5,960 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Grant County. Ulysses is about 40 miles Southwest of Garden City. It is located on highway 160.


Ulysses is located at 37°34'48N, 101°21'27W (37.580055, -101.357532). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 km² (2.9 mi²). 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.37%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,960 people, 2,086 households, and 1,577 families residing in the city. The population density was 796.3/km² (2,059.8/mi²). There were 2,269 housing units at an average density of 303.1/km² (784.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.12% White, 0.29% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 21.19% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.52% of the population.

There were 2,086 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,675, and the median income for a family was $47,734. Males had a median income of $36,688 versus $22,017 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,079. About 6.7% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

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