Jetmore, Kansas facts for kids
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West side of Main Street (2010)
|Named for||Col. Abraham Jetmore|
|• Total||4.21 sq mi (10.90 km2)|
|• Land||4.21 sq mi (10.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,307 ft (703 m)|
|• Density||182.9/sq mi (70.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Jetmore was originally called Buckner, and was laid out under the latter name in 1879. The name was changed to Jetmore in 1880 in honor of Col. Abraham Buckles Jetmore. A lawyer from Topeka, Abraham Jetmore was instrumental in securing a railroad line through the city and in arranging for it to become the county seat.
The surface rocks in this area consist of Greenhorn limestone and Graneros shale.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Jetmore has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 867 people, 366 households, and 232 families residing in the city. The population density was 193.1 inhabitants per square mile (74.6/km2). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 97.8 per square mile (37.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.
There were 366 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
- Jetmore Municipal Airport (No commercial flights)
- Dodge City Regional Airport (Nearest commercial airport 26 miles (42 km) away)
The community is served by Jetmore USD 227 public school district. The district has two schools:
- Hodgeman County Middle/High School
- Hodgeman County Elementary School
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