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Inman, Kansas
Main Street in Inman (2012)
Main Street in Inman (2012)
Location within McPherson County and Kansas
Location within McPherson County and Kansas
KDOT map of McPherson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County McPherson
Incorporated 1887
Named for Henry Inman
 • Total 0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
1,522 ft (464 m)
 • Total 1,341
 • Density 1,676/sq mi (651.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-34275
GNIS ID 477722

Inman is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,341.


Inman train station
Former Rock Island railroad station in Inman (2012)

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, McPherson County was founded.

It was founded in 1887 as Aiken.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Herington through Inman to Pratt. In 1888, this line was extended to Liberal. Later, it was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".


Inman is located at 38°13′49″N 97°46′22″W / 38.23028°N 97.77278°W / 38.23028; -97.77278 (38.230355, -97.772773). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Inman has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 352
1910 484 37.5%
1920 482 −0.4%
1930 533 10.6%
1940 507 −4.9%
1950 615 21.3%
1960 729 18.5%
1970 836 14.7%
1980 947 13.3%
1990 1,035 9.3%
2000 1,142 10.3%
2010 1,377 20.6%
2020 1,341 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,377 people, 513 households, and 347 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,333.9 inhabitants per square mile (901.1/km2). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 959.3 per square mile (370.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 513 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 45.2 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 20% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.


The community is served by Inman USD 448 public school district. Inman has two schools:

  • Inman Jr-Sr High School
  • Inman Elementary School


The Inman Teutons have won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1947 Boys Basketball - Class B
  • 1956 Boys Basketball - Class B
  • 1967 Boys Basketball - Class B
  • 1967 Boys Track & Field (Indoor) - Class B
  • 1971 Boys Track & Field (Indoor) - Class 2A
  • 1989 Girls Volleyball - Class 2A
  • 1993 Girls Basketball - Class 2A
  • 1994 Boys Basketball - Class 2A
  • 1994 Girls Volleyball - Class 2A

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