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Mayetta, Kansas
Downtown Mayetta (2007)
Downtown Mayetta (2007)
Location within Jackson County and Kansas
Location within Jackson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jackson County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°20′20″N 95°43′19″W / 39.33889°N 95.72194°W / 39.33889; -95.72194Coordinates: 39°20′20″N 95°43′19″W / 39.33889°N 95.72194°W / 39.33889; -95.72194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jackson
Platted 1886
Named for Mary Lunger
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,191 ft (363 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 341
 • Estimate 
(2019)
346
 • Density 2,047.34/sq mi (790.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66509
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-45250
GNIS ID 478308

Mayetta is a city in Jackson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 341.

History

Mayetta was laid out and platted in 1886. It was named for Mary Henrietta Lunger, the young daughter of the town's founder who had died some time before.

The first post office in Mayetta was established in February 1886.

Geography

Mayetta is located at 39°20′20″N 95°43′19″W / 39.33889°N 95.72194°W / 39.33889; -95.72194 (39.338776, -95.721943). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 337
1920 309 −8.3%
1930 294 −4.9%
1940 275 −6.5%
1950 247 −10.2%
1960 218 −11.7%
1970 246 12.8%
1980 287 16.7%
1990 267 −7.0%
2000 312 16.9%
2010 341 9.3%
2019 (est.) 346 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Mayetta is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 341 people, 125 households, and 85 families living in the city. The population density was 2,005.9 inhabitants per square mile (774.5/km2). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 770.6 per square mile (297.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.1% White, 1.5% African American, 11.1% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 125 households, of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 32.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

Notable people

  • Minnie Evans, leader of the Potawatomi Nation, was born in Mayetta.
  • Bill James, baseball writer and expert grew up in Mayetta.
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