Hodgeman County, Kansas

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Hodgeman County, Kansas
Hodgeman County Courthouse (Kansas) from SW 2.JPG
Map of Kansas highlighting Hodgeman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Jetmore
Largest city Jetmore
Area
 • Total 860.24 sq mi (2,228 km2)
 • Land 859.92 sq mi (2,227 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%
Population
 • (2010) 1,916
 • Density 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website hodgemancountyks.com

Coordinates: 38°05′N 99°54′W / 38.083°N 99.900°W / 38.083; -99.900

Hodgeman County (county code HG) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 1,916.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Jetmore.[2]

Law and government[edit]

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained an alcohol-free, or "dry", county until 2004, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic beverages by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

History[edit]

Hodgeman County was founded in 1867. It was named for Amos Hodgman, member of the 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. The letter E was later added to the namesake's name.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 860.24 square miles (2,228.0 km2), of which 859.92 square miles (2,227.2 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,704 [6]
1890 2,895 69.9%
1900 2,032 −29.8%
1910 2,930 44.2%
1920 3,734 27.4%
1930 4,157 11.3%
1940 3,535 −15.0%
1950 3,310 −6.4%
1960 3,115 −5.9%
1970 2,662 −14.5%
1980 2,269 −14.8%
1990 2,177 −4.1%
2000 2,085 −4.2%
2010 1,916 −8.1%
Est. 2012 1,963 [7] 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[9] there were 2,085 people, 796 households, and 581 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 945 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.31% White, 0.91% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

There were 796 households out of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.10% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,994, and the median income for a family was $39,358. Males had a median income of $27,568 versus $21,534 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,599. About 10.70% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.90% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships[edit]

Hodgeman County is divided into nine townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Benton 06225 48 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 38°2′39″N 100°10′18″W / 38.04417°N 100.17167°W / 38.04417; -100.17167
Center 11725 1,121 3 (8) 374 (144) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°5′7″N 99°53′46″W / 38.08528°N 99.89611°W / 38.08528; -99.89611
Hallet 29525 62 0 (1) 182 (70) 0 (0) 0% 38°5′40″N 100°4′10″W / 38.09444°N 100.06944°W / 38.09444; -100.06944
Marena 44575 432 1 (3) 373 (144) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°9′52″N 99°41′19″W / 38.16444°N 99.68861°W / 38.16444; -99.68861
North Roscoe 51350 51 0 (0) 276 (106) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°10′29″N 100°7′14″W / 38.17472°N 100.12056°W / 38.17472; -100.12056
Sawlog 63225 93 0 (1) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°58′18″N 99°54′32″W / 37.97167°N 99.90889°W / 37.97167; -99.90889
South Roscoe 66900 76 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.04% 37°56′59″N 100°6′31″W / 37.94972°N 100.10861°W / 37.94972; -100.10861
Sterling 68175 144 0 (1) 374 (144) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°59′46″N 99°40′24″W / 37.99611°N 99.67333°W / 37.99611; -99.67333
Valley 72825 58 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′41″N 99°51′47″W / 38.21139°N 99.86306°W / 38.21139; -99.86306
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

Education[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Hodgeman County (map legend)

Unified school districts[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

At the beginning of the 1992 film Unforgiven, the protagonist William Munny, played by Clint Eastwood, is living in Hodgeman County and working as a pig farmer, while attempting to hide evidence of his violent past from all those around him.

See also[edit]

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 859–860. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ The census population cited for 1880 does not include parts of Buffalo and Foote counties annexed in 1884, and it includes parts that were taken in 1887 to form parts of Garfield (annexed to Finney in 1898) and Gray counties.
  7. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  8. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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