Hoyt, John Wesley, 1831-1912, American educator, b. Worthington, Ohio, grad. Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1849. In Madison, Wis., he published the Wisconsin Farmer and Northwestern Cultivator. A founder of the Republican party and first president of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, he sponsored the establishment of the state agricultural college in a reorganization of the state university. From 1878 to 1882 he was governor of Wyoming Territory and from 1887 to 1890 served as first president of the Univ. of Wyoming. He devoted his later years to the promotion of a national university.
Hoyt is a city in Jackson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 571 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Hoyt is located at (39.248709, -95.705375).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 571 people, 206 households, and 156 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.5 people per square mile (512.7/km²). There were 219 housing units at an average density of 512.6/sq mi (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.05% White, 2.98% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,806, and the median income for a family was $46,806. Males had a median income of $35,188 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,116. About 4.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Farming is the main occupation in the surrounding area outside of the city limits. However, Hoyt is mostly a bedroom community with most of the employment of city residents in Topeka to the south.


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