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Wetmore, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wetmore is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nemaha County at latitude 39.6356 and longitude -95.8114. Nemaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Wetmore 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 Wetmore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wetmore: Powhatan.

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


Total Population 354
Population in Households 354
Population in Familes 291
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 916
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $92,143
Average Home Value $153,972


Median Household Income $45,211
Average Household Income $55,669
Per Capita Income $21,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.91% -0.57%
Households -0.51% -0.44%
Families 0.52% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
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.


Wetmore, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wetmore 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 # 348 48th
Population Density1 # 298 56th
Diversity Index2 # 443 34th
Median Household Income # 366 46th
Per Capita Income # 491 27th

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