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Westmoreland, Kansas
—  City  —
Pottawatomie County Court House
Location of Westmoreland, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°23′41″N 96°24′51″W / 39.39472°N 96.41417°W / 39.39472; -96.41417
Country United States
State Kansas
County Pottawatomie
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,201 ft (366 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 631
 - Density 1,200.8/sq mi (463.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 66426, 66549
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-77200[1]
GNIS feature ID 0476096[2]

Westmoreland is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. The population was 631 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pottawatomie County[3].

Westmoreland is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Westmoreland is located at 39°23′41″N 96°24′51″W / 39.39472°N 96.41417°W / 39.39472; -96.41417 (39.394770, -96.414154)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 631 people, 262 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,200.8 people per square mile (459.7/km²). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 557.6/sq mi (213.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.42% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.48% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,583, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $19,844 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,290. About 5.2% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.


Westmoreland Elementary School, part of the Rock Creek Schools district, serves grades kindergarten to K6 and had 156 students and 12 teachers in 2005. The principal of Westmoreland Elementary School is Gary L. Glendening.[1]

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