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Kismet, Kansas
Location within Seward County and Kansas
Location within Seward County and Kansas
KDOT map of Seward County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Seward
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1929
Area
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,779 ft (847 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 340
 • Density 1,420/sq mi (557/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67859
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-37325
GNIS ID 470634

Kismet is a city in Seward County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 340.

History

The first post office in Kismet was established in November 1888.

Geography

Kismet is located at 37°12′18″N 100°42′4″W / 37.20500°N 100.70111°W / 37.20500; -100.70111 (37.205043, -100.701081). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 227
1950 180 −20.7%
1960 150 −16.7%
1970 294 96.0%
1980 368 25.2%
1990 421 14.4%
2000 484 15.0%
2010 459 −5.2%
2020 340 −25.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 459 people, 145 households, and 115 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,912.5 inhabitants per square mile (738.4/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 645.8 per square mile (249.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.1% White, 0.7% African American, 1.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 9.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.5% of the population.

There were 145 households, of which 48.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.7% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.64.

The median age in the city was 29.1 years. 37.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 18.2% were from 45 to 64; and 10.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Education

Kismet is a part of USD 483 Southwestern Heights. The district high school, Southwestern Heights, is located between Kismet and Plains. The Southwestern Heights High School mascot is Southwestern Heights Mustangs.

Kismet High School was closed through school unification. The Kismet High School mascot was Kismet Pirates.

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