Jetmore, Kansas

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Jetmore is a city in and the county seat of Hodgeman County, Kansas, United States.[3] The population was 903 at the 2000 census.

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History

When it was founded in 1879, the community was named Buckner, not Jetmore. It took its current name in later years in honor of Abraham Buckles Jetmore.[4] A lawyer from Topeka, Jetmore was instrumental in securing a railroad line through the city and in arranging for it to become the county seat.[5]

Geography

Jetmore is located at 38°5′3″N 99°53′46″W / 38.08417°N 99.89611°W / 38.08417; -99.89611 (38.084137, -99.895999)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 903 people, 362 households, and 241 families residing in the city. The population density was 823.5 people per square mile (317.0/km²). There were 427 housing units at an average density of 389.4/sq mi (149.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.79% White, 1.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.22% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

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