Sabetha, Kansas

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Sabetha is a city in Brown and Nemaha counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 2,589 at the 2000 census. The current city mayor is Doug Clark.



On the evening of June 13, 1998, a tornado damaged much of the downtown, which led to the demolition of the City Hall building. No casualties were reported. The downtown area received little warning as the tornado struck less than 1 minute after the tornado siren began to sound. The siren, located atop the city hall was cut off when it was tossed off the roof of the city hall by the tornado.[citation needed]


Sabetha is located at 39°54′11″N 95°47′58″W / 39.90306°N 95.79944°W / 39.90306; -95.79944 (39.903109, -95.799408)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,589 people, 958 households, and 611 families residing in the city. The population density was 798.8 people per square mile (308.5/km²). There were 1,049 housing units at an average density of 323.6/sq mi (125.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.76% White, 0.93% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

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