Wetmore, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 361 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 183  (50.7%)
Females: 178  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66550.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,088 (it was $38,438 in 2000)
Wetmore:

$41,088
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,822 (it was $15,791 in 2000)

Wetmore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $55,349 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Wetmore:

$55,349
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $58,647; Detached houses: $61,955; Mobile homes: $26,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $544.

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Wetmore races chart
  • White alone - 349 (94.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wetmore: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.6%), Irish (18.0%), United States (15.0%), English (7.4%), Welsh (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Wetmore:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wetmore city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

9 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wetmore, Kansas as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wetmore to the number of sex offenders is 366 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $579 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.3%)

Wetmore satellite photo by USGS

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

Wetmore household income distribution Wetmore home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +78 (+27.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Wetmore: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wetmore, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Wetmore 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 the city 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 Wetmore 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 the city 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 (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wetmore topographic map

Birthplace of: Zip Zabel - Baseball pitcher.

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:

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)

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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

Nemaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.1%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Wetmore compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wetmore travel time to work - commute Wetmore mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wetmore city (based on Nemaha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.12%
Here: 89.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceUnited Church of Christ
Adherents60.0%13.5%7.5%5.4%4.8%
Congregations25.9%29.6%7.4%3.7%7.4%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church The Wesleyan ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.4%2.1%0.9%0.9%1.4%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%11.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Nemaha County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Nemaha County:

26.8%
Kansas:

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

22.1%
State:

13.4%
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
Totals for Government 1$3,375$40,5001$575

Wetmore government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $188,000 ($520.78)
    General - Other: $186,000 ($515.24)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($83.10)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($77.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($58.17)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($58.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($55.40)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($55.40)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($33.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($13.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $23,000 ($63.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $60,000 ($166.20)

Wetmore government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $174,000 ($481.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($337.95)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($58.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($55.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($2.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,000 ($83.10)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($16.62)
    Rents: $4,000 ($11.08)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $179,000 ($495.84)
    Water Utilities: $44,000 ($121.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($27.70)
    General Support: $5,000 ($13.85)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($44.32)
    Total General Sales: $14,000 ($38.78)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($16.62)

Wetmore government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $150,000 ($415.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $135,000 ($373.96)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($41.55)

Wetmore government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $305,000 ($844.88)

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shawnee County, KS  0.62% ($37,680 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.52% ($35,333)
from Pottawatomie County, KS  0.25% ($39,800)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, KS  0.51% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.51% ($34,619)
to Jackson County, KS  0.44% ($35,889)

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, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jennifer C Gasbarro, 2352 40th Road (Lat: 39.638139 Lon: -95.816500), Type: 120.4, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 MCGASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 2352 40th Road (Lat: 39.638139 Lon: -95.816500), Type: 120.4, Overall height: 115.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 MCGASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 2352 40th Road (Lat: 39.638139 Lon: -95.816500), Type: 120.1, Overall height: 116.1 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 MCGASA5REG
  • Jerri L Janjua, 2352 40th Road (Lat: 39.638139 Lon: -95.816500), Type: 120.1, Overall height: 116.1 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 MCGASA5REG

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • 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: WB0GLP
    Grant Date: 01/25/1995, Expiration Date: 01/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2007
    Registrant: Marvin L Thieme, Wetmore, KS 66550-0164

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
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

Wetmore on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
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