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

639 sq mi (1,655 km²)
637 sq mi (1,650 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

14,950
23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²)
Founded August 25, 1855
Named for Bourbon County, Kentucky
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bourboncountyks.org

Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 15,379 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 14,950 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott.[2]

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when 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 639 square miles (1,655 km²), of which 637 square miles (1,650 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²), or 0.27%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Major highways

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

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 6,101
1870 15,076 147.1%
1880 19,591 29.9%
1890 28,575 45.9%
1900 24,712 −13.5%
1910 24,007 −2.9%
1920 23,198 −3.4%
1930 22,386 −3.5%
1940 20,944 −6.4%
1950 19,153 −8.6%
1960 16,090 −16.0%
1970 15,215 −5.4%
1980 15,969 5.0%
1990 14,966 −6.3%
2000 15,379 2.8%

Bourbon County's population was estimated to be 14,950 in the year 2006, a decrease of 438, or -2.8%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 15,379 people, 6,161 households, and 4,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,135 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 6,161 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,199, and the median income for a family was $39,239. Males had a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,393. About 9.50% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Bourbon County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate): [7]

Unincorporated places

  • Devon
  • Garland
  • Hammond
  • Hiattville
  • Hidden Valley
  • Marmaton
  • Pawnee Station
  • Xenia

Townships

Bourbon County is divided into eleven townships. The city of Fort Scott 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
Drywood 18750 394 3 (8) 120 (47) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°43′19″N 94°40′36″W / 37.72194°N 94.67667°W / 37.72194; -94.67667
Franklin 24300 312 2 (4) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°59′41″N 94°59′14″W / 37.99472°N 94.98722°W / 37.99472; -94.98722
Freedom 24600 Fulton 505 4 (12) 113 (44) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°0′4″N 94°44′45″W / 38.00111°N 94.74583°W / 38.00111; -94.74583
Marion 44650 Bronson,
Uniontown
1,165 4 (12) 259 (100) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°51′14″N 95°1′12″W / 37.85389°N 95.02°W / 37.85389; -95.02
Marmaton 44900 815 6 (15) 145 (56) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°48′57″N 94°50′16″W / 37.81583°N 94.83778°W / 37.81583; -94.83778
Mill Creek 46675 472 3 (9) 136 (52) 1 (0) 0.42% 37°54′45″N 94°50′14″W / 37.9125°N 94.83722°W / 37.9125; -94.83722
Osage 53100 394 3 (8) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°58′40″N 94°39′33″W / 37.97778°N 94.65917°W / 37.97778; -94.65917
Pawnee 54775 308 2 (6) 126 (49) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°43′31″N 94°50′30″W / 37.72528°N 94.84167°W / 37.72528; -94.84167
Scott 63500 2,326 13 (34) 179 (69) 2 (1) 0.94% 37°48′35″N 94°41′30″W / 37.80972°N 94.69167°W / 37.80972; -94.69167
Timberhill 70600 Mapleton 256 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°0′31″N 94°52′57″W / 38.00861°N 94.8825°W / 38.00861; -94.8825
Walnut 74850 135 1 (2) 154 (59) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°43′10″N 94°59′0″W / 37.71944°N 94.983333°W / 37.71944; -94.983333
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

  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Uniontown USD 235

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 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26.  
  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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Bourbon County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Bourbon 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 Fort Scott
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

14950
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.bourboncountyks.org
Named for: Bourbon County

Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 15,379 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 14,950 in the year 2006 .[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,655 km² (639 sq mi), of which 1,650 km² (637 sq mi) is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi), or 0.27%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Bourbon County's population was estimated to be 14,950 in the year 2006 , a decrease of 438, or -2.8%, over the previous six years .[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 15,379 people, 6,161 households, and 4,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 7,135 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 6,161 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,199, and the median income for a family was $39,239. Males had a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,393. About 9.50% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Bourbon County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006

estimate):[2]

Unincorporated places

  • Devon
  • Garland
  • Hammond
  • Hiattville
  • Hidden Valley
  • Marmaton
  • Pawnee Station
  • Xenia

Townships

Bourbon County is divided into eleven townships. The city of Fort Scott 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
Drywood 18750 394 3 (8) 120 (47) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°43′19″N, 94°40′36″W
Franklin 24300 312 2 (4) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°59′41″N, 94°59′14″W
Freedom 24600 Fulton 505 4 (12) 113 (44) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°0′4″N, 94°44′45″W
Marion 44650 Bronson,
Uniontown
1,165 4 (12) 259 (100) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°51′14″N, 95°1′12″W
Marmaton 44900 815 6 (15) 145 (56) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°48′57″N, 94°50′16″W
Mill Creek 46675 472 3 (9) 136 (52) 1 (0) 0.42% 37°54′45″N, 94°50′14″W
Osage 53100 394 3 (8) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°58′40″N, 94°39′33″W
Pawnee 54775 308 2 (6) 126 (49) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°43′31″N, 94°50′30″W
Scott 63500 2,326 13 (34) 179 (69) 2 (1) 0.94% 37°48′35″N, 94°41′30″W
Timberhill 70600 Mapleton 256 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°0′31″N, 94°52′57″W
Walnut 74850 135 1 (2) 154 (59) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°43′10″N, 94°58′60″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Uniontown USD 235

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. ^ 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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