Inman is a city in McPherson County, Kansas. The population was 1,142 at the 2000 census. It was founded in 1887 as Aiken. It was renamed Inman, in 1889, after Inman Lake which is located approximately 4 miles (6 km) east of the town. Inman is located on K-61 Highway between Hutchinson and McPherson. Inman is home to the McCormick - Deering Days Museum.


The Early History of Inman
by Frank W. Blackmar (1912)
Inman, one of the important little towns of McPherson county, is located on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R. 11 miles southwest of McPherson, the county seat. It has a bank, a weekly newspaper (the Inman Review), telegraph and express offices, and an international money order postoffice with four rural routes. The population, according to the census of 1910, was 484. Inman is one of the newer towns of the county, and was named in honor of the famous pioneer character, Henry Inman. It is on the route of the old Santa Fe trail.

Inman is located at 38°13'49N, 97°46'22W (38.230355, -97.772773). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square kilometers (0.5 mi²), all land.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,142 people, 494 households, and 334 families residing in the city. The population density was 816.5/km² (2,106.0/mi²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 370.4/km² (955.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 494 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was US$31,648, and the median income for a family was $40,804. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,615 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,290. About 2.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

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