Sublette, Kansas

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Sublette, Kansas
City
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator, 2010
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator, 2010
Location within Haskell County (left) and Kansas (right)
Location within Haskell County (left) and Kansas (right)
Coordinates: 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500Coordinates: 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500
Country United States
State Kansas
County Haskell
Area[1]
 • Total 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land 0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,913 ft (888 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,453
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,446
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67877
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-68775 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470607 [5]

Sublette is a city in and the county seat of Haskell County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,453.[7]

History[edit]

Sublette was founded in 1912.[8] 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".[9]

The first post office in Sublette was established in January 1913.[10]

Geography[edit]

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).[11] 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.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sublette has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,378
2000 1,592 15.5%
2010 1,453 −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
Downtown Sublette, 2010
Sublette welcome sign, 2010

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,592 people, 574 households, and 441 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,690.2 people per square mile (653.9/km²). There were 645 housing units at an average density of 684.8 per square mile (264.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.61% White, 0.19% African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 10.99% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.36% of the population.

There were 574 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,161, and the median income for a family was $43,167. Males had a median income of $33,611 versus $22,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,787. About 7.8% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

Print[edit]

The Haskell County Monitor-Chief is the local newspaper.

Radio[edit]

Currently there are no radio station(s) licensed to Sublette.

Television[edit]

Sublette is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[13] KDGL-LD is licensed to Sublette Kansas and is the flagship station of High Plains Broadcasting, LLC. KDGL broadcasts on RF channel 23 carrying 6 video streams. Current Networks are Retro TV, Tuff TV, AMG TV, Launch TV, TheWalk TV, and PBJ TV. KDGL uses TV23 as branding for all 5 licenses including Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, and Ulysses. Sublette was chosen for its central location in the Southwest Kansas Market and to streamline future news gathering for NewsWest23 newscasts.[14][15]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 206. 
  9. ^ Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 121 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7.
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Sublette, Kansas
  13. ^ "Kansas TV Markets". EchoStar Knowledge Base. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  14. ^ http://www.kdgltv.com/coverage.htm
  15. ^ http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/tv-query-broadcast-station-search
  16. ^ "Jack Christiansen". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Shalee Lehning". K-State. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Otto Ole Schnellbacher". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

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