Jewell, Kansas

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Jewell is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. The population was 483 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Jewell is located at 39°40′15″N 98°9′10″W / 39.67083°N 98.15278°W / 39.67083; -98.15278 (39.670941, -98.152795)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 483 people, 224 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,123.5 people per square mile (433.7/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 621.1/sq mi (239.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.79% White, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 224 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $34,063. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $16,528 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,713. About 13.0% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.5% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

History

The City of Jewell began in 1870 as a large sod enclosure called Fort Jewell. Named in honor of Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis R. Jewell, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, who died November 30, 1862, of wounds received in the battle of Cane Hill, Ark. November 28, 1862.

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