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Montezuma, Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gray County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Gray
Founded 1879
Incorporated 1917
Named for Moctezuma II
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.55 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.55 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,776 ft (846 m)
 • Total 975
 • Density 995/sq mi (382.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-47875
GNIS ID 471706

Montezuma is a city in Gray County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 975.


Montezuma was founded in 1879, and relocated in 1912 to the Santa Fe Railroad. It was named for Moctezuma II, ruler of the Aztec empire.


Montezuma is located at 37°35′43″N 100°26′32″W / 37.595353°N 100.442205°W / 37.595353; -100.442205 (37.595353, -100.442205). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), all of it land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Montezuma has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 163
1930 424 160.1%
1940 340 −19.8%
1950 509 49.7%
1960 543 6.7%
1970 606 11.6%
1980 730 20.5%
1990 838 14.8%
2000 966 15.3%
2010 966 0.0%
2020 975 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 966 people, 366 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,271.1 inhabitants per square mile (490.8/km2). There were 390 housing units at an average density of 513.2 per square mile (198.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.0% of the population.

There were 366 households, of which 30.1% 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, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 36.8 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.1% were from 45 to 64; and 23.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.


The Gray County Wind Farm near Montezuma is the largest wind farm in Kansas.


Montezuma is a part of USD 371 South Gray Schools. USD 371 and USD 476 share South Gray High School. The South Gray High School mascot is the Rebels.

Prior to school unification, the Montezuma High School mascot was the Indians. The Montezuma Indians won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1955.

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