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Sublette, Kansas
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator (2010)
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator (2010)
Location within Haskell County and Kansas
Location within Haskell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Haskell County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Haskell
Founded 1912
Incorporated 1923
Named for William Sublette
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,914 ft (888 m)
 • Total 1,413
 • Density 1,346/sq mi (519.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-68775
GNIS ID 470607

Sublette is a city in and the county seat of Haskell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,413.


Sublette was founded in 1912. It was named for William Lewis Sublette, a French Huguenot who was a partner in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Sublette was a mountain man, fur trapper and pioneer who blazed a trail through the area and was known by the local natives as "Cut Face".

The first post office in Sublette was established in January 1913.


Sublette is located at 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500 (37.479660, -100.845034). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2), all of it land.


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


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 673
1940 582 −13.5%
1950 838 44.0%
1960 1,077 28.5%
1970 1,208 12.2%
1980 1,293 7.0%
1990 1,378 6.6%
2000 1,592 15.5%
2010 1,453 −8.7%
2020 1,413 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Sublette, KS, welcome sign IMG 5956
Sublette welcome sign (2010)
Downtown Sublette, KS IMG 5964
Downtown Sublette (2010)
Haskell County, KS, Courthouse at Sublette, KS IMG 5961
Haskell County Court House (2010)
Haskell County, Kansas (Sublette). Grain elevators near the depot in Sublette. If there should be a . . . - NARA - 522073
Grain elevators near the depot in Sublette (1950s)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,453 people, 556 households, and 409 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,579.3 inhabitants per square mile (609.8/km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 680.4 per square mile (262.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.1% White, 0.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 11.8% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.8% of the population.

There were 556 households, of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Notable people

  • Jack Christiansen, Hall of Fame football player for the Detroit Lions
  • Shalee Lehning, former professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream, and associate head coach on the Northern Colorado women's basketball team
  • Otto Schnellbacher, (1923-2008), played both basketball and football (American) professionally
  • Ted Trimpa, Democratic strategist and political consultant

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