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Atchison County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Atchison County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Atchison
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

435 sq mi (1,127 km²)
432 sq mi (1,120 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.62%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

16,745
38.8/sq mi (15.0/km²)
Founded August 25, 1855
Named for David Rice Atchison
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Atchison county kansas courthouse 1974.jpg
Atchinson County Courthouse in Atchinson
Website www.atchisoncountyks.org

Atchison County (county code AT) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 16745 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat and most populous city is Atchison.[2] The county is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, a United States Senator from Missouri.

The Atchison Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Atchison County.

Contents

Law and government

Atchison County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,127 km²), of which 432 square miles (1,120 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²), or 0.62%, is water.[4]

On July 4, 1804, to mark Independence Day, the Lewis and Clark Expedition named Independence Creek (River) located near the city of Atchison (see Timeline of the Lewis and Clark Expedition).

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas[5], U.S. Census Bureau[6]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 7,729
1870 15,507 100.6%
1880 26,668 72.0%
1890 26,758 0.3%
1900 28,606 6.9%
1910 28,107 −1.7%
1920 23,411 −16.7%
1930 23,945 2.3%
1940 22,222 −7.2%
1950 21,496 −3.3%
1960 20,898 −2.8%
1970 19,165 −8.3%
1980 18,397 −4.0%
1990 16,932 −8.0%
2000 16,774 −0.9%

Atchison County's population was estimated to be 16745 in the year 2006, a decrease of 16, or -0.1%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 16,774 people, 6,275 households, and 4,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 6,818 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.62% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 6,275 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,355, and the median income for a family was $40,614. Males had a median income of $29,481 versus $20,485 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,207. About 7.90% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Atchison County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate):[7 ]

Unincorporated places

  • Arrington
  • Cummings
  • Eden
  • Farmington
  • Good Intent
  • Kennekuk
  • Larkinburg
  • Monrovia
  • Oak Mills
  • Parnell
  • Potter
  • St. Pats
  • Shannon

Townships

Atchison County is divided into eight townships. The city of Atchison is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Benton 06150 Effingham 1,076 7 (18) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.25% 39°30′20″N 95°23′37″W / 39.50556°N 95.39361°W / 39.50556; -95.39361
Center 11550 676 5 (13) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°28′52″N 95°16′54″W / 39.48111°N 95.28167°W / 39.48111; -95.28167
Grasshopper 28225 Muscotah 588 3 (9) 170 (66) 1 (0) 0.52% 39°35′12″N 95°30′4″W / 39.58667°N 95.50111°W / 39.58667; -95.50111
Kapioma 36100 271 2 (6) 123 (48) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°29′6″N 95°31′8″W / 39.485°N 95.51889°W / 39.485; -95.51889
Lancaster 38350 Lancaster 922 6 (15) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.28% 39°35′56″N 95°18′38″W / 39.59889°N 95.31056°W / 39.59889; -95.31056
Mount Pleasant 48925 829 7 (17) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°29′17″N 95°11′3″W / 39.48806°N 95.18417°W / 39.48806; -95.18417
Shannon 64275 1,753 12 (32) 140 (54) 2 (1) 1.16% 39°35′15″N 95°9′26″W / 39.5875°N 95.15722°W / 39.5875; -95.15722
Walnut 74800 427 5 (12) 94 (36) 2 (1) 2.34% 39°27′55″N 95°5′3″W / 39.46528°N 95.08417°W / 39.46528; -95.08417
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.  

Education

Unified school districts

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Population change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-06-28.

External links

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Additional information


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Atchison County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Atchison County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 25, 1855
Seat Atchison
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.62%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

16745
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.atchisoncountyks.org
Named for: David Rice Atchison

Atchison County (county code AT) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 16745

in the year 2006

.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Atchison. The county is named in honor of David Rice Atchison, a United States Senator from Missouri.

Contents

Law and government

Atchison County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,127 km² (435 sq mi), of which 1,120 km² (432 sq mi) is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi), or 0.62%, is water.GR2

On July 4, 1804, to mark Independence Day, the Lewis and Clark Expedition named Independence Creek (River) located near the city of Atchison (see Timeline of the Lewis and Clark Expedition).

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Atchison County's population was estimated to be 16745

in the year 2006

, a decrease of 16, or -0.1%, over the previous six years .[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 16,774 people, 6,275 households, and 4,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 6,818 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.62% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 6,275 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,355, and the median income for a family was $40,614. Males had a median income of $29,481 versus $20,485 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,207. About 7.90% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Atchison County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006

estimate):[3]
(county seat)

Unincorporated places

  • Arlington
  • Cummings
  • Eden
  • Farmington
  • Kennekuk
  • Larkinburg
  • Monrovia
  • Oak Mills
  • Parnell
  • Potter
  • St. Pats
  • Shannon

Townships

Atchison County is divided into eight townships. The city of Atchison is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Benton 06150 Effingham 1,076 7 (18) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.25% 39°30′20″N, 95°23′37″W
Center 11550 676 5 (13) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°28′52″N, 95°16′54″W
Grasshopper 28225 Muscotah 588 3 (9) 170 (66) 1 (0) 0.52% 39°35′12″N, 95°30′4″W
Kapioma 36100 271 2 (6) 123 (48) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°29′6″N, 95°31′8″W
Lancaster 38350 Lancaster 922 6 (15) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.28% 39°35′56″N, 95°18′38″W
Mount Pleasant 48925 829 7 (17) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°29′17″N, 95°11′3″W
Shannon 64275 1,753 12 (32) 140 (54) 2 (1) 1.16% 39°35′15″N, 95°9′26″W
Walnut 74800 427 5 (12) 94 (36) 2 (1) 2.34% 39°27′55″N, 95°5′3″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

  • List of cities in Kansas
  • List of unified school districts in Kansas
  • List of colleges and universities in Kansas

References

See also: Geographic references and United States Census, 2000
  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Released [[Wikipedia:2007-03-22 |2007-03-22 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Population change is from [[Wikipedia:2000-07-01 |2000-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif.
  2. ^ Map of Wet and Dry Counties. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue (November 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-21.
  3. ^ Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Released [[Wikipedia:2007-06-28 |2007-06-28 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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