Hodgeman County, Kansas

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Hodgeman County (county code HG) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,071 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Jetmore.[2]

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained an alcohol-free, or "dry", county until 2004, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 860.24 square miles (2,228.01 km2), of which 859.92 square miles (2,227.18 km2) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Hodgeman County's population was estimated to be 2,071 in the year 2006, a decrease of 13, or -0.6%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 2,085 people, 796 households, and 581 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 945 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.31% White, 0.91% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

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