Hodgeman County, Kansas

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Hodgeman County, Kansas
County
Hodgeman County courthouse (Kansas) from W 2.JPG
Map of Kansas highlighting Hodgeman County
Location in the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Amos Hodgman
Seat Jetmore
Largest city Jetmore
Area
 • Total 860 sq mi (2,227 km2)
 • Land 860 sq mi (2,227 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 1,870
 • Density 2.2/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website HodgemanCountyKS.com

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

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 860 square miles (2,200 km2), of which 860 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.04%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,704
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. 2016 1,870 [5] −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

As of the 2000 census,[10] 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.

Law and government[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.1% 855 12.2% 124 3.7% 38
2012 81.9% 868 16.9% 179 1.2% 13
2008 78.9% 865 19.3% 211 1.8% 20
2004 80.6% 953 18.9% 223 0.6% 7
2000 76.8% 835 19.9% 217 3.3% 36
1996 69.4% 808 21.6% 251 9.0% 105
1992 50.9% 625 21.0% 258 28.2% 346
1988 60.4% 732 36.2% 439 3.4% 41
1984 74.2% 939 24.2% 306 1.7% 21
1980 66.2% 831 27.0% 339 6.8% 86
1976 43.8% 576 53.0% 697 3.2% 42
1972 68.4% 853 26.5% 331 5.1% 63
1968 59.2% 756 30.3% 387 10.5% 134
1964 42.3% 607 57.3% 821 0.4% 6
1960 61.5% 926 37.8% 570 0.7% 11
1956 71.6% 1,113 28.0% 435 0.4% 6
1952 76.4% 1,330 22.5% 392 1.0% 18
1948 60.8% 945 37.9% 590 1.3% 20
1944 66.3% 982 33.1% 490 0.6% 9
1940 60.9% 1,092 38.5% 690 0.7% 12
1936 40.1% 781 59.7% 1,162 0.2% 3
1932 45.6% 847 53.2% 988 1.3% 24
1928 67.6% 1,122 31.8% 528 0.7% 11
1924 60.7% 899 24.8% 367 14.6% 216
1920 73.3% 945 23.7% 306 3.0% 38
1916 37.5% 564 50.5% 761 12.0% 181
1912 17.2% 136 38.1% 302 44.7% 354[a]
1908 57.1% 411 40.3% 290 2.6% 19
1904 67.5% 449 28.9% 192 3.6% 24
1900 56.3% 323 42.7% 245 1.1% 6
1896 53.7% 262 45.9% 224 0.4% 2
1892 61.2% 363 38.8% 230
1888 64.0% 563 25.0% 220 11.0% 97

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.[12]

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Hodgeman County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

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. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. 

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  12. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This total comprises 319 votes (40.28 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 35 votes (4.42 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

County
Maps

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