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The City of Jewell had a population of 436 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jewell is located at latitude 39.6716 and longitude -98.1522 in Jewell County. 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. Jewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The City of Jewell (GNIS ID: 2395470) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Jewell is located within Township of Buffalo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jewell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jewell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jewell: Fort Jewell.

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Jewell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 436
Population in Households 436
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,023
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $82,012


Median Household Income $44,072
Average Household Income $55,399
Per Capita Income $26,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% -0.14%
Households 0.31% 0.09%
Families 3.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, 2016 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 # 323 52nd
Population Density1 # 262 61st
Diversity Index2 # 391 42nd
Median Household Income # 421 37th
Per Capita Income # 253 62nd

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