Jennings, Kansas

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Jennings, Kansas
Location within Decatur County and Kansas
Location within Decatur County and Kansas
KDOT map of Decatur County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°40′49″N 100°17′38″W / 39.68028°N 100.29389°W / 39.68028; -100.29389Coordinates: 39°40′49″N 100°17′38″W / 39.68028°N 100.29389°W / 39.68028; -100.29389
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyDecatur
Area
 • Total0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,510 ft (765 m)
Population
 • Total96
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
93
 • Density360/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67643
Area code785
FIPS code20-35375 [4]
GNIS feature ID0471077 [5]

Jennings is a city in Decatur County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 96 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

The first post office at Jennings was created in 1874. The post office there was called Slab City until 1879.[7][8]

Jennings was planned out in 1888.[9][10] It was named after Warren Jennings, a landowner.[11][12]

Jennings was on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[13]

Geography[change | change source]

Jennings is at 39°40′49″N 100°17′38″W / 39.68028°N 100.29389°W / 39.68028; -100.29389 (39.680197, -100.293918).[14] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910259
1920253−2.3%
193034436.0%
1940311−9.6%
19503306.1%
1960292−11.5%
1970224−23.3%
1980194−13.4%
1990188−3.1%
2000146−22.3%
201096−34.2%
2016 (est.)93[3]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 96 people, 50 households, and 30 families living in Jennings.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Jennings is part of USD 294 Oberlin.[15]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  7. "Kansas Post Offices - Jennings". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  8. "Kansas Post Offices - Slab City". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History. Standard Publishing Company. p. 27.
  10. "Decatur County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  11. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 174.
  12. "Profile for Jennings, Kansas". ePodunk. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  13. Gannett, Henry (1898). A Gazetteer of Kansas. Govt. Print. Off. p. 119.
  14. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  15. "Oberlin USD 294". USD 294. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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