Wetmore, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 361 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 173  (48.1%)
Females: 188  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

32.5 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66550.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,386 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Wetmore:

$53,386
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,214 (it was $15,791 in 2000)

Wetmore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $60,426 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Wetmore:

$60,426
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $87,920; detached houses: $91,368; mobile homes: $40,696

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wetmore: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wetmore, KS (2017)
    • 27379.6%White alone
    • 236.7%Asian alone
    • 175.0%Hispanic
    • 102.9%American Indian alone
    • 82.3%Two or more races
    • 41.2%Black alone
    • 30.9%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Wetmore detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (20.9%), American (14.0%), English (5.2%), Dutch (1.7%), French (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 941 people per square mile   (low).

Wetmore, Kansas map

22 residents are foreign born

This city:

6.4%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $865 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,298 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (41.7 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (77.4 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (452.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Netawaka, KS (2.3 miles),
Goff, KS (2.6 miles),
Kickapoo Site 5, KS (2.7 miles),
Kickapoo Site 6, KS (2.7 miles),
Kickapoo Site 7, KS (2.9 miles),
Circleville, KS (3.0 miles),
Kickapoo Tribal Center, KS (3.0 miles),
Kickapoo Site 2, KS (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 39.63 N, Longitude: 95.81 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Wetmore, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wetmore, KS in 2017
Wetmore satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+27.5%).
Most common industries in Wetmore, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.3%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.4%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.7%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Wetmore, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (8.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (8.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)

Average climate in Wetmore, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wetmore, Kansas average temperatures Wetmore, Kansas average precipitation Wetmore, Kansas humidity Wetmore, Kansas wind speed Wetmore, Kansas snowfall Wetmore, Kansas sunshine Wetmore, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wetmore-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Wetmore city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wetmore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 433.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 380.4 miles away from Wetmore center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 269.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 388.8 miles away from Wetmore center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nemaha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wetmore topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wetmore:

  • HOLTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES JACKSON COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • PENNSYLVANIA PLACE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES HOLTON (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • TRI-COUNTY MANOR LIVING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • ABUNDANT LIFE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; HORTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wetmore:

  • Highland Community College (about 33 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Washburn University (about 42 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Kansas State University (about 52 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 56 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • University of Kansas (about 56 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Grantham University (about 67 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 67 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

Public high school in Wetmore:

  • WETMORE HIGH (Students: 50, Location: 321 6TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Wetmore:

See full list of schools located in Wetmore

Library in Wetmore:

  • WETMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,050; Location: 333 2ND ST.; 8,472 books; 10 e-books; 213 audio materials; 875 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wetmore: Nemaha County Rural Fire District 3 (A), Wetmore Public Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wetmore include: Wetmore United Methodist Church (A), Saint James Catholic Church (B), Wetmore Bible Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wetmore Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Zip Zabel - Baseball pitcher.

Nemaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Wetmore (2011 data):

  • The Girard National Bank: Wetmore Facility at 314 2nd St, branch established on 1907/12/27. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $512.7 mil, Deposits: $395.5 mil, headquarters in Girard, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Gn Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wetmore:

Marital status in Wetmore, KS
  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wetmore:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wetmore, KS (based on Nemaha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1667
Evangelical Protestant1,93711
Mainline Protestant1,49910
Black Protestant1251
Other1-
None2,450-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Nemaha County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.1%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wetmore:

48.9%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.5%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wetmore:

21.8%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wetmore:

14.1%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wetmore:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wetmore:

34.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Wetmore:

54.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Wetmore:

75.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wetmore, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,375$40,5001$575
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,375$40,5001$575

Wetmore government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $486,000 ($1346.26)
    Gas Utilities: $103,000 ($285.32)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($171.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($69.25)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($66.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($63.71)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($58.17)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($44.32)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($13.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($16.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $89,000 ($246.54)

Wetmore government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $499,000 ($1382.27)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($113.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($69.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($24.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($66.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $5,000 ($13.85)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($5.54)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($2.77)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.77)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $114,000 ($315.79)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($146.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($27.70)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($2.77)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,000 ($66.48)
    Property: $23,000 ($63.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($22.16)

Wetmore government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $257,000 ($711.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $232,000 ($642.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($66.48)

Wetmore government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $290,000 ($803.32)

3.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wetmore:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wetmore:

  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Wetmore:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Wetmore fatal accident list:

Oct 9, 2005 06:25 AM, Sr-9, Kansas, Lat: 39.631380, Lon: -95.812340, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.5mTotal length
  • $2,585,000Total costs
  • 1,707Total average daily traffic
  • 113Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,015Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wetmore, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wetmore, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wetmore)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AA0MZ, Licensee ID: L00169914, Grant Date: 02/22/2013, Expiration Date: 05/18/2023, Certifier: James G Klingler, Registrant: James G Klingler, Box 1, Wetmore, KS 66550
  • Call Sign: KC0ENA, Licensee ID: L01440011, Grant Date: 11/14/2018, Expiration Date: 11/23/2028, Registrant: Robert M Edmond, 797 Nebraska Street, Wetmore, KS 66550
  • Call Sign: WB0GLP, Grant Date: 01/25/1995, Expiration Date: 01/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2007, Registrant: Marvin L Thieme, Wetmore, KS 66550-0164

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 19 took place in 2012, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wetmore, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (74.1%), and Structure Fires (17.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wetmore, KS
    • 10674.1%Outside Fires
    • 2517.5%Structure Fires
    • 96.3%Other
    • 32.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wetmore, KS
Most common first names in Wetmore, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1182.5 years
Robert668.3 years
Harold576.4 years
Anna585.0 years
Helen586.0 years
Charles581.6 years
James565.2 years
William581.2 years
Harry484.0 years
Boyd471.8 years
Most common last names in Wetmore, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shumaker881.6 years
Bryant675.0 years
Spiker681.5 years
Porter589.2 years
Barnes584.2 years
White587.6 years
Levick581.8 years
Achten479.5 years
Mcdaniel475.0 years
Mayer489.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wetmore, KS
  • 73.1%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 11.5%Wood
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wetmore, KS
  • 86.1%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity


Wetmore compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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