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Hunnewell, Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
Location within Sumner County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sumner County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sumner
Founded 1880
Incorporated 1882
Named for H. H. Hunnewell
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Total 44
 • Density 80.0/sq mi (30.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-33500
GNIS ID 470084

Hunnewell is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 44.


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Sumner County
1915 Railroad Map of Sumner County

Hunnewell was founded in 1880. It was named for Boston financier and railway owner H. H. Hunnewell.

In its heyday, Hunnewell was serving as a shipping point for Texas cattle, and was a prosperous cattle town during the 1880s. The Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad provided quick access to the Kansas City, Kansas stockyards, and in the towns heyday it had one hotel, two general stores, one barber shop, two dance halls, and eight saloons. With little more than railroad workers and cowboys, violence was common. There were no lawmen to speak of during the 1880s in or around that area, and typically cattle rustling and other crimes were dealt with by the ranchers themselves. This culminated in the Hunnewell, Kansas Gunfight, on October 5, 1884.

A post office was opened in Hunnewell in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1960.


Hunnewell is located at 37°0′16″N 97°24′26″W / 37.00444°N 97.40722°W / 37.00444; -97.40722 (37.004497, -97.407234). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 168
1900 233 38.7%
1910 208 −10.7%
1920 209 0.5%
1930 205 −1.9%
1940 166 −19.0%
1950 103 −38.0%
1960 83 −19.4%
1970 77 −7.2%
1980 86 11.7%
1990 87 1.2%
2000 83 −4.6%
2010 67 −19.3%
2020 44 −34.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 67 people, 26 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 136.7 inhabitants per square mile (52.8/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 83.7 per square mile (32.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 6.0% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races.

There were 26 households, of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 35.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.


The community is served by South Haven USD 509 public school district.

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