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

1,446 sq mi (3,746 km²)
1,428 sq mi (3,698 km²)
19 sq mi (48 km²), 1.28%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

63,147
44.2/sq mi (17.1/km²)
Founded August 25, 1855
Named for Andrew Pickens Butler
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.bucoks.com

Butler County (county code BU) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population was estimated to be 63,147 in the year 2006, making it the eighth largest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is El Dorado.[2] The county is a part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was named in honor of a U.S. Senator from South Carolina, Andrew Pickens Butler (1796–1857), who was one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and a strong advocate of Kansas becoming a slave state.

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Law and government

Butler 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]

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Presidential elections

Like of most of Kansas's counties, Butler county is solidly Republican. In 2008 John McCain carried the county by a nearly two-to-one margin over Barack Obama. Since at least 1992 no Democratic candidate has received more than 40% of the county's vote.[4] The last Democratic candidate to carry the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,446 square miles (3,746 km²), of which 1,428 square miles (3,698 km²) is land and 19 square miles (48 km²), or 1.28%, is water.[6] Butler County is the largest county by area in the state.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas[7], U.S. Census Bureau[8]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 437
1870 3,035 594.5%
1880 18,586 512.4%
1890 24,055 29.4%
1900 23,363 −2.9%
1910 23,059 −1.3%
1920 43,842 90.1%
1930 35,904 −18.1%
1940 32,013 −10.8%
1950 31,001 −3.2%
1960 38,395 23.9%
1970 38,658 0.7%
1980 44,782 15.8%
1990 50,580 12.9%
2000 59,482 17.6%

Butler County's population was estimated to be 63,147 in the year 2006, an increase of 3,450, or +5.8%, over the previous six years;[1] it has the seventh fastest growing and eighth largest population in the state.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[6] there were 59,482 people, 21,527 households, and 16,059 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 23,176 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.94% White, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.69% two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 21,527 households out of which 37.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,474, and the median income for a family was $53,632. Males had a median income of $38,675 versus $26,109 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,150. About 5.40% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Butler County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[9]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Butler County is divided into twenty-nine townships. The cities of Augusta and El Dorado are considered governmentally independent and are 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
Augusta 03325 1,405 17 (43) 84 (32) 1 (0) 0.68% 37°41′32″N 96°59′15″W / 37.69222°N 96.9875°W / 37.69222; -96.9875
Benton 06200 Benton 2,211 24 (61) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°47′0″N 97°6′11″W / 37.783333°N 97.10306°W / 37.783333; -97.10306
Bloomington 07500 544 6 (15) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°35′57″N 96°54′1″W / 37.59917°N 96.90028°W / 37.59917; -96.90028
Bruno 08825 Andover 9,744 107 (278) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°41′37″N 97°6′48″W / 37.69361°N 97.11333°W / 37.69361; -97.11333
Chelsea 12750 190 1 (2) 261 (101) 17 (7) 6.15% 37°55′27″N 96°44′34″W / 37.92417°N 96.74278°W / 37.92417; -96.74278
Clay 13575 83 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°31′21″N 96°45′39″W / 37.5225°N 96.76083°W / 37.5225; -96.76083
Clifford 14175 259 2 (6) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0.18% 38°2′7″N 96°58′41″W / 38.03528°N 96.97806°W / 38.03528; -96.97806
Douglass 18425 Douglass 2,306 25 (64) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.32% 37°31′1″N 97°0′33″W / 37.51694°N 97.00917°W / 37.51694; -97.00917
El Dorado 20100 1,700 12 (32) 140 (54) 2 (1) 1.46% 37°48′38″N 96°52′23″W / 37.81056°N 96.87306°W / 37.81056; -96.87306
Fairmount 22275 Elbing 511 5 (14) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 38°2′34″N 97°5′53″W / 38.04278°N 97.09806°W / 38.04278; -97.09806
Fairview 22450 491 5 (14) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°52′15″N 96°59′46″W / 37.87083°N 96.99611°W / 37.87083; -96.99611
Glencoe 26400 239 1 (4) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.60% 37°41′29″N 96°36′57″W / 37.69139°N 96.61583°W / 37.69139; -96.61583
Hickory 31750 90 1 (1) 162 (62) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°37′5″N 96°37′45″W / 37.61806°N 96.62917°W / 37.61806; -96.62917
Lincoln 40500 317 1 (3) 257 (99) 2 (1) 0.64% 37°57′6″N 96°53′1″W / 37.95167°N 96.88361°W / 37.95167; -96.88361
Little Walnut 41625 Leon 1,002 11 (28) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.44% 37°41′34″N 96°46′37″W / 37.69278°N 96.77694°W / 37.69278; -96.77694
Logan 41775 154 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°37′15″N 96°45′13″W / 37.62083°N 96.75361°W / 37.62083; -96.75361
Milton 46875 Whitewater 1,136 12 (31) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°57′21″N 97°7′14″W / 37.95583°N 97.12056°W / 37.95583; -97.12056
Murdock 49225 378 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°51′42″N 97°6′23″W / 37.86167°N 97.10639°W / 37.86167; -97.10639
Pleasant 56200 Rose Hill (part) 4,649 50 (129) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°35′49″N 97°6′54″W / 37.59694°N 97.115°W / 37.59694; -97.115
Plum Grove 56850 Potwin 661 7 (19) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.58% 37°56′46″N 97°0′51″W / 37.94611°N 97.01417°W / 37.94611; -97.01417
Prospect 57775 2,033 10 (26) 203 (78) 16 (6) 7.20% 37°49′25″N 96°45′35″W / 37.82361°N 96.75972°W / 37.82361; -96.75972
Richland 59250 Rose Hill (part) 2,399 26 (66) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°31′37″N 97°6′29″W / 37.52694°N 97.10806°W / 37.52694; -97.10806
Rock Creek 60475 299 3 (8) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°31′19″N 96°53′3″W / 37.52194°N 96.88417°W / 37.52194; -96.88417
Rosalia 61125 589 4 (9) 162 (63) 1 (0) 0.58% 37°46′47″N 96°37′22″W / 37.77972°N 96.62278°W / 37.77972; -96.62278
Spring 67275 1,566 17 (43) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°41′36″N 96°52′52″W / 37.69333°N 96.88111°W / 37.69333; -96.88111
Sycamore 69700 Cassoday 333 1 (3) 295 (114) 2 (1) 0.76% 38°1′15″N 96°40′19″W / 38.02083°N 96.67194°W / 38.02083; -96.67194
Towanda 71150 Towanda 2,727 29 (76) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°47′32″N 96°59′43″W / 37.79222°N 96.99528°W / 37.79222; -96.99528
Union 72050 Latham 226 1 (4) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.72% 37°32′2″N 96°38′41″W / 37.53389°N 96.64472°W / 37.53389; -96.64472
Walnut 74900 760 8 (21) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.77% 37°36′4″N 96°59′31″W / 37.60111°N 96.99194°W / 37.60111; -96.99194
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. Six year 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. ^ The New York Times Electoral Map (Zoom in on Kansas)
  5. ^ David Leip's Presidential Election Atlas - 1976 statistics
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  7. ^ National Atlas
  8. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  9. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.

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Local history and genealogy

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Butler County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Butler 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 El Dorado
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

63147
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.bucoks.com
Named for: Andrew Pickens Butler

Butler County (county code BU) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population was estimated to be 63,147 in the year 2006, making it the eighth largest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is El Dorado. The county is a part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named in honor of South Carolina senator Andrew Pickens Butler.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,746 km² (1,446 sq mi), of which 3,698 km² (1,428 sq mi) is land and 48 km² (19 sq mi), or 1.28%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Butler County's population was estimated to be 63,147 in the year 2006, an increase of 3,450, or +5.8%, over the previous six years;[1] it has the seventh fastest growing and eighth largest population in the state.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 59,482 people, 21,527 households, and 16,059 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 23,176 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.94% White, 1.38% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.69% two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

There were 21,527 households out of which 37.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,474, and the median income for a family was $53,632. Males had a median income of $38,675 versus $26,109 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,150. About 5.40% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Butler County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[2]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Butler County is divided into twenty-nine townships. The cities of Augusta and El Dorado are considered governmentally independent and are 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
Augusta 03325 1,405 17 (43) 84 (32) 1 (0) 0.68% 37°41′32″N, 96°59′15″W
Benton 06200 Benton 2,211 24 (61) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°46′60″N, 97°6′11″W
Bloomington 07500 544 6 (15) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°35′57″N, 96°54′1″W
Bruno 08825 Andover 9,744 107 (278) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°41′37″N, 97°6′48″W
Chelsea 12750 190 1 (2) 261 (101) 17 (7) 6.15% 37°55′27″N, 96°44′34″W
Clay 13575 83 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°31′21″N, 96°45′39″W
Clifford 14175 259 2 (6) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0.18% 38°2′7″N, 96°58′41″W
Douglass 18425 Douglass 2,306 25 (64) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.32% 37°31′1″N, 97°0′33″W
El Dorado 20100 1,700 12 (32) 140 (54) 2 (1) 1.46% 37°48′38″N, 96°52′23″W
Fairmount 22275 Elbing 511 5 (14) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 38°2′34″N, 97°5′53″W
Fairview 22450 491 5 (14) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°52′15″N, 96°59′46″W
Glencoe 26400 239 1 (4) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.60% 37°41′29″N, 96°36′57″W
Hickory 31750 90 1 (1) 162 (62) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°37′5″N, 96°37′45″W
Lincoln 40500 317 1 (3) 257 (99) 2 (1) 0.64% 37°57′6″N, 96°53′1″W
Little Walnut 41625 Leon 1,002 11 (28) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.44% 37°41′34″N, 96°46′37″W
Logan 41775 154 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°37′15″N, 96°45′13″W
Milton 46875 Whitewater 1,136 12 (31) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°57′21″N, 97°7′14″W
Murdock 49225 378 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°51′42″N, 97°6′23″W
Pleasant 56200 Rose Hill (part) 4,649 50 (129) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°35′49″N, 97°6′54″W
Plum Grove 56850 Potwin 661 7 (19) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.58% 37°56′46″N, 97°0′51″W
Prospect 57775 2,033 10 (26) 203 (78) 16 (6) 7.20% 37°49′25″N, 96°45′35″W
Richland 59250 Rose Hill (part) 2,399 26 (66) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°31′37″N, 97°6′29″W
Rock Creek 60475 299 3 (8) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0  % 37°31′19″N, 96°53′3″W
Rosalia 61125 589 4 (9) 162 (63) 1 (0) 0.58% 37°46′47″N, 96°37′22″W
Spring 67275 1,566 17 (43) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°41′36″N, 96°52′52″W
Sycamore 69700 Cassoday 333 1 (3) 295 (114) 2 (1) 0.76% 38°1′15″N, 96°40′19″W
Towanda 71150 Towanda 2,727 29 (76) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°47′32″N, 96°59′43″W
Union 72050 Latham 226 1 (4) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.72% 37°32′2″N, 96°38′41″W
Walnut 74900 760 8 (21) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.77% 37°36′4″N, 96°59′31″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 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to 2005-07-01.

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