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Jewell, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Jewell is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jewell County at latitude 39.6716 and longitude -98.1522. Jewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Jewell, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jewell, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jewell indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Jewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jewell: Fort Jewell.

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Jewell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 405
Population in Households 405
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 950
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $156,414


Median Household Income $40,520
Average Household Income $46,437
Per Capita Income $21,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.51% -0.65%
Households -1.15% -0.51%
Families 2.98% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jewell, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jewell to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 330 51st
Population Density1 # 284 58th
Diversity Index2 # 317 53rd
Median Household Income # 506 25th
Per Capita Income # 484 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.