Wetmore, Kansas

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Wetmore, Kansas
City
Location within Nemaha County and Kansas
Location within Nemaha County and Kansas
KDOT map of Nemaha County (legend)
KDOT map of Nemaha County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°38′4″N 95°48′34″W / 39.63444°N 95.80944°W / 39.63444; -95.80944Coordinates: 39°38′4″N 95°48′34″W / 39.63444°N 95.80944°W / 39.63444; -95.80944
Country United States
State Kansas
County Nemaha
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 368
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 366
 • Density 940/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66550
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-77550 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0473232 [5]

Wetmore is a city in Nemaha County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 368.[6]

History[edit]

Wetmore was founded in 1866 by the railroad company.[7][8] It was named to honor W.T. Wetmore, a vice president of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad.[9] Wetmore was incorporated in 1882.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wetmore is located at 39°38′4″N 95°48′34″W / 39.63444°N 95.80944°W / 39.63444; -95.80944 (39.634522, -95.809462).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 340
1890 522 53.5%
1900 434 −16.9%
1910 483 11.3%
1920 500 3.5%
1930 452 −9.6%
1940 425 −6.0%
1950 397 −6.6%
1960 390 −1.8%
1970 392 0.5%
1980 376 −4.1%
1990 284 −24.5%
2000 362 27.5%
2010 368 1.7%
Est. 2015 369 [11] 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Wetmore (1916)
Public school in Wetmore (1916)

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 368 people, 140 households, and 89 families residing in the city. The population density was 943.6 inhabitants per square mile (364.3/km2). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 389.7 per square mile (150.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 1.9% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 140 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 31.5 years. 31% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% 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 362 people, 139 households, and 97 families residing in the city. The population density was 943.6 people per square mile (367.8/km²). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 406.6 per square mile (158.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.90% White, 0.55% Native American, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,438, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,791. About 6.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Wetmore is served by USD 113 Prairie Hills.[12]

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. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 903. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 250. 
  9. ^ Rydjord, John (1972). Kansas Place-Names. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. p. 455. ISBN 0-8061-0994-7. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Prairie Hills USD 113". USD 113. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 

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