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Jetmore, Kansas
West side of Main Street (2010)
West side of Main Street (2010)
Location within Hodgeman County and Kansas
Location within Hodgeman County and Kansas
KDOT map of Hodgeman County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Hodgeman
Founded 1870s
Platted 1879
Incorporated 1887
Named for Col. Abraham Jetmore
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 770
 • Density 182.9/sq mi (70.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67854
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-35450
GNIS ID 475917

Jetmore is a city in and the county seat of Hodgeman County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 770.

History

Jetmore, Abraham Buckles C1895
Abraham Buckles Jetmore

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.

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). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.49 square miles (11.63 km2), all land. The Buckner Creek, a tributary of the Pawnee River, flows through Jetmore.

The surface rocks in this area consist of Greenhorn limestone and Graneros shale.

Climate

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 324
1900 230 −29.0%
1910 317 37.8%
1920 559 76.3%
1930 914 63.5%
1940 881 −3.6%
1950 988 12.1%
1960 1,028 4.0%
1970 936 −8.9%
1980 862 −7.9%
1990 850 −1.4%
2000 903 6.2%
2010 867 −4.0%
2020 770 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.

Transportation

Airports

  • Jetmore Municipal Airport (No commercial flights)
  • Dodge City Regional Airport (Nearest commercial airport 26 miles (42 km) away)

Highways

  • US-283
  • K-156

Education

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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