Jetmore, Kansas

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Jetmore, Kansas
West side of Main Street (2010)
West side of Main Street (2010)
Location within Hodgeman County and Kansas
Location within Hodgeman County and Kansas
KDOT map of Hodgeman County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°5′3″N 99°53′46″W / 38.08417°N 99.89611°W / 38.08417; -99.89611Coordinates: 38°5′3″N 99°53′46″W / 38.08417°N 99.89611°W / 38.08417; -99.89611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyHodgeman
Area
 • Total4.49 sq mi (11.63 km2)
 • Land4.49 sq mi (11.63 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,303 ft (702 m)
Population
 • Total867
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
842
 • Density190/sq mi (75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67854
Area code620
FIPS code20-35450 [4]
GNIS ID0475917 [5]
WebsiteCity Website

Jetmore is a city in Hodgeman County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Hodgeman County. In 2010, 867 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Jetmore was first called Buckner. It was planned as Buckner in 1879.[8][9] The name was changed to Jetmore in 1880 in honor of Col. Abraham Buckles Jetmore.[10][11] Abraham Jetmore was lawyer from Topeka. He was important in being able to get a railroad line through the city. He also helped make Jetmore the county seat.[12]

Geography[change | change source]

Jetmore is at 38°5′3″N 99°53′46″W / 38.08417°N 99.89611°W / 38.08417; -99.89611 (38.084137, -99.895999).[13] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 4.49 square miles (11.63 km2). All of it is land.[1] The Buckner Creek, a tributary of the Pawnee River, flows through Jetmore.

The surface rocks in this area include Greenhorn limestone and Graneros shale.[14][15]

Climate[change | change source]

Jetmore has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Jetmore has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[16]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890324
1900230−29.0%
191031737.8%
192055976.3%
193091463.5%
1940881−3.6%
195098812.1%
19601,0284.0%
1970936−8.9%
1980862−7.9%
1990850−1.4%
20009036.2%
2010867−4.0%
Est. 2016842[3]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 867 people, 366 households, and 232 families residing in the city.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 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. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History. Standard Publishing Company. p. 28.
  10. Bio of Abraham Buckles Jetmore in History of Kansas Archived 2006-11-06 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169.
  12. History of Jetmore, Kansas Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine Another history of Jetmore
  13. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  14. "KGS--Geologic Map--Hodgeman". Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  15. "KGS--Geology of Ness and Hodgeman Counties--Exposed Rocks". Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  16. Climate Summary for Jetmore, Kansas

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