Gove City,

Gove City, more commonly known as just Gove, is a city in Gove County, Kansas. The population was 105 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gove County, despite its small population.


The Early History of Gove City
by Frank W. Blackmar (1912)
Gove, the county seat of Gove county, is centrally located 11 miles south of Grainfield on the Union Pacific, the nearest shipping point. It is an incorporated city of the third class, has a bank, a weekly newspaper (the Gove County Republican-Gazette), over a score of mercantile establishments, and a money order postoffice. The population in 1910 was 196. Gove was founded in 1885. A number of buildings were at once erected and a telephone line to Grainfield was installed. It was made the county seat in 1886. In Jan., 1888, it was organized as a city of the third class. At that time it had a fine two-story brick school house, a two-story court-house and a newspaper, bank and stores, and a brick plant. The Gove county high school is located here.

Gove City is located at 38°57'34N, 100°29'14W (38.959576, -100.487316). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²), all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 105 people, 45 households, and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 106.7/km² (279.3/mi²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 57.9/km² (151.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.95% Native American, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,870. There were 20.0% of families and 34.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 58.5% of under eighteens and 7.7% of those over 64.

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