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

645 sq mi (1,670 km²)
642 sq mi (1,662 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.49%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

3,953
6.2/sq mi (2.4/km²)
Founded March 25, 1875
Named for Chautauqua County, New York
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Chautauqua County (county code CQ) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 4,359 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 3,953 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat and most populous city is Sedan.[2] Chautauqua county is named for Chautauqua County, New York.

Contents

History

The first white settlers in the area that became Chautauqua County arrived in July 1868.

Chautauqua County was created by an act of the Kansas legislature on June 1, 1875 by the division of Howard County into Elk County (the northern half) and Chautauqua County (the southern half). At the time of its creation, the county's population was about 7,400.

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Chautauqua County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county, until 2008' when a county wide ballot measure was approved to allow individual liquor sales with a 30 percent food requirement[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670 km²), of which 642 square miles (1,662 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²), or 0.49%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

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

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 11,072 [7]
1890 12,297 11.1%
1900 11,804 −4.0%
1910 11,429 −3.2%
1920 11,598 1.5%
1930 10,352 −10.7%
1940 9,233 −10.8%
1950 7,376 −20.1%
1960 5,956 −19.3%
1970 4,642 −22.1%
1980 5,016 8.1%
1990 4,407 −12.1%
2000 4,359 −1.1%

Chautauqua County's population was estimated to be 3,953 in the year 2006, a decrease of 397, or -9.1%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 4,359 people, 1,796 households, and 1,235 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,169 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 3.58% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 1,796 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 20.90% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,717, and the median income for a family was $33,871. Males had a median income of $25,083 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,280. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Chautauqua County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate): [8]

Unincorporated places

  • Cloverdale
  • Hale
  • Hewins
  • Wauneta

Townships

Chautauqua County is divided into twelve townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. 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
Belleville 05575 675 4 (11) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°3′50″N 96°7′48″W / 37.06389°N 96.13°W / 37.06389; -96.13
Caneyville 10425 88 1 (2) 144 (55) 1 (0) 0.38% 37°15′23″N 96°27′27″W / 37.25639°N 96.4575°W / 37.25639; -96.4575
Center 11575 75 1 (1) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.80% 37°15′28″N 96°18′31″W / 37.25778°N 96.30861°W / 37.25778; -96.30861
Harrison 30275 114 1 (2) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°4′3″N 96°26′32″W / 37.0675°N 96.44222°W / 37.0675; -96.44222
Hendricks 31300 179 1 (3) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°1′12″N 96°18′42″W / 37.02°N 96.31167°W / 37.02; -96.31167
Jefferson 35125 Cedar Vale 834 6 (15) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.45% 37°6′45″N 96°29′12″W / 37.1125°N 96.48667°W / 37.1125; -96.48667
Lafayette 37650 65 0 (1) 154 (59) 2 (1) 1.40% 37°15′36″N 96°10′20″W / 37.26°N 96.17222°W / 37.26; -96.17222
Little Caney 41525 353 3 (8) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°3′51″N 96°1′5″W / 37.06417°N 96.01806°W / 37.06417; -96.01806
Salt Creek 62775 123 1 (3) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.34% 37°15′13″N 96°1′34″W / 37.25361°N 96.02611°W / 37.25361; -96.02611
Sedan 63775 Sedan 1,660 13 (34) 128 (49) 1 (0) 0.65% 37°7′50″N 96°11′6″W / 37.13056°N 96.185°W / 37.13056; -96.185
Summit 69025 106 1 (2) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.40% 37°8′17″N 96°19′53″W / 37.13806°N 96.33139°W / 37.13806; -96.33139
Washington 75550 87 1 (2) 121 (47) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°7′41″N 96°0′52″W / 37.12806°N 96.01444°W / 37.12806; -96.01444
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

  • Cedar Vale USD 285
  • Sedan USD 286

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. ^ The counties of Chautauqua and Elk were organized from parts of Howard County in 1875. The census populations for Howard were 2,794 in 1870 and 19 in 1860.
  8. ^ "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.

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Chautauqua County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Chautauqua County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 25, 1875
Seat Sedan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.49%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

3953
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County (county code CQ) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 4,359 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 3,953 in the year 2006 .[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Sedan.

Contents

History

The first white settlers in the area that became Chautauqua County arrived in July 1868.

Chautauqua County was created by an act of the Kansas legislature on June 1, 1875 by the division of Howard County into Elk County (the northern half) and Chautauqua County (the southern half). At the time of its creation, the county's population was about 7,400.

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Chautauqua County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,670 km² (645 sq mi), of which 1,662 km² (642 sq mi) is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi), or 0.49%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 4,359 people, 1,796 households, and 1,235 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 2,169 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 3.58% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 1,796 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 20.90% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,717, and the median income for a family was $33,871. Males had a median income of $25,083 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,280. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Chautauqua County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006

estimate):[3]

Unincorporated places

  • Cloverdale
  • Hale
  • Hewins
  • Wauneta

Townships

Doniphan County is divided into twelve townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. 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
Belleville 05575 675 4 (11) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°3′50″N, 96°7′48″W
Caneyville 10425 88 1 (2) 144 (55) 1 (0) 0.38% 37°15′23″N, 96°27′27″W
Center 11575 75 1 (1) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.80% 37°15′28″N, 96°18′31″W
Harrison 30275 114 1 (2) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°4′3″N, 96°26′32″W
Hendricks 31300 179 1 (3) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°1′12″N, 96°18′42″W
Jefferson 35125 Cedar Vale 834 6 (15) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.45% 37°6′45″N, 96°29′12″W
Lafayette 37650 65 0 (1) 154 (59) 2 (1) 1.40% 37°15′36″N, 96°10′20″W
Little Caney 41525 353 3 (8) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°3′51″N, 96°1′5″W
Salt Creek 62775 123 1 (3) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.34% 37°15′13″N, 96°1′34″W
Sedan 63775 Sedan 1,660 13 (34) 128 (49) 1 (0) 0.65% 37°7′50″N, 96°11′6″W
Summit 69025 106 1 (2) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.40% 37°8′17″N, 96°19′53″W
Washington 75550 87 1 (2) 121 (47) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°7′41″N, 96°0′52″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Cedar Vale USD 285
  • Chautauqua USD 286

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
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  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.

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