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

591 sq mi (1,531 km²)
587 sq mi (1,521 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.65%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

21,451
36.5/sq mi (14.1/km²)
Founded February 18, 1860
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Cherokee County (county code CK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 21,451 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat is Columbus,[2] and its most populous city is Baxter Springs. The communities of Baxter Springs, Galena, and Riverton are located in the Ozarks of Kansas.

Contents

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, Cherokee County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles (1,531 km²), of which 587 sq. mi. (1,521 km²) is land and sq mi4(10 km²), or 0.65%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

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

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 1,501
1870 11,038 635.4%
1880 21,905 98.5%
1890 27,770 26.8%
1900 42,694 53.7%
1910 38,162 −10.6%
1920 33,609 −11.9%
1930 31,457 −6.4%
1940 29,817 −5.2%
1950 25,144 −15.7%
1960 22,279 −11.4%
1970 21,549 −3.3%
1980 22,304 3.5%
1990 21,374 −4.2%
2000 22,605 5.8%

Cherokee County's population was estimated to be 21,451 in the year 2006, a decrease of 1106, or -4.9%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 22,605 people, 8,875 households, and 6,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 38 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 10,031 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.27% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 3.45% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 8,875 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% 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 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,505, and the median income for a family was $37,284. Males had a median income of $29,045 versus $19,675 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,710. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Cherokee County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[7]

Unincorporated places

  • Carona
  • Cravensville
  • Crestline
  • Faulkner
  • Hallowell
  • Lawton
  • Leawalk
  • Lowell
  • Melrose
  • Military
  • Neutral
  • Quaker
  • Riverton
  • Sherman City
  • Sherwin
  • Skidmore
  • Stippville
  • Turck

Townships

Cherokee County is divided into fourteen townships. The cities of Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Scammon, and Weir 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
Cherokee 12800 336 6 (15) 57 (22) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°18′33″N 94°45′36″W / 37.30917°N 94.76°W / 37.30917; -94.76
Crawford 16225 646 7 (18) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°9′21″N 94°47′11″W / 37.15583°N 94.78639°W / 37.15583; -94.78639
Garden 25250 3,039 41 (105) 75 (29) 2 (1) 2.80% 37°2′55″N 94°41′18″W / 37.04861°N 94.68833°W / 37.04861; -94.68833
Lola 42350 382 3 (9) 115 (44) 1 (0) 0.50% 37°10′25″N 95°0′15″W / 37.17361°N 95.00417°W / 37.17361; -95.00417
Lowell 43075 672 20 (52) 33 (13) 1 (0) 3.04% 37°6′11″N 94°40′23″W / 37.10306°N 94.67306°W / 37.10306; -94.67306
Lyon 43400 528 4 (11) 130 (50) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°2′19″N 94°52′37″W / 37.03861°N 94.87694°W / 37.03861; -94.87694
Mineral 47000 254 3 (8) 79 (31) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°15′32″N 94°47′29″W / 37.25889°N 94.79139°W / 37.25889; -94.79139
Neosho 49725 306 2 (5) 157 (61) 2 (1) 1.08% 37°3′15″N 95°1′37″W / 37.05417°N 95.02694°W / 37.05417; -95.02694
Pleasant View 56675 658 5 (13) 136 (52) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°17′4″N 94°40′1″W / 37.28444°N 94.66694°W / 37.28444; -94.66694
Ross 61350 893 6 (17) 140 (54) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°16′29″N 94°53′55″W / 37.27472°N 94.89861°W / 37.27472; -94.89861
Salamanca 62575 569 6 (17) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°10′3″N 94°52′37″W / 37.1675°N 94.87694°W / 37.1675; -94.87694
Shawnee 64475 505 6 (15) 90 (35) 1 (0) 0.61% 37°9′30″N 94°40′18″W / 37.15833°N 94.67167°W / 37.15833; -94.67167
Sheridan 64625 249 1 (4) 172 (67) 1 (1) 0.79% 37°15′41″N 95°0′15″W / 37.26139°N 95.00417°W / 37.26139; -95.00417
Spring Valley 67725 1,007 8 (21) 122 (47) 0 (0) 0.36% 37°3′11″N 94°46′5″W / 37.05306°N 94.76806°W / 37.05306; -94.76806
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

  • Cherokee USD 247 (Web site) is a 300 square mile school district primarily covering portions of Crawford and Cherokee counties, but also includes small portions of Labette and Neosho counties. It serves over 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Southeast High School (the "Lancers") is located just west of the city of Cherokee (where the district office is located). In Cherokee County the district serves the cities of Weir and West Mineral.[8]
  • Riverton USD 404 (Web site)
  • Columbus USD 493 (Web site)
  • Galena USD 499 (Web site)
  • Baxter Springs USD 508 (Web site)

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. ^ 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 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.
  8. ^ Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). "Welcome To USD #247". Cherokee, USD 247. http://www.usd247.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/19/424dad21d2550. Retrieved 2007-01-23.  

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Cherokee County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Cherokee County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 18, 1860
Seat Columbus
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.65%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

21451
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Cherokee County (county code CK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 21,451 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat is Columbus, and its most populous city is Baxter Springs. The communities of Baxter Springs, Galena, and Riverton are located in the Ozarks of Kansas.

Contents

Law and government

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles (1,531 km²), of which 587 sq. mi. (1,521 km²) is land and 4 sq. mi. (10 km²), or 0.65%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Cherokee County's population was estimated to be 21,451 in the year 2006, a decrease of 1106, or -4.9%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 22,605 people, 8,875 households, and 6,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 10,031 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.27% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 3.45% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 8,875 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% 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 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,505, and the median income for a family was $37,284. Males had a median income of $29,045 versus $19,675 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,710. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Cherokee County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[2]

Unincorporated places

  • Carona
  • Cravensville
  • Crestline
  • Faulkner
  • Hallowell
  • Lawton
  • Leawalk
  • Lowell
  • Melrose
  • Military
  • Neutral
  • Quaker
  • Riverton
  • Sherman City
  • Sherwin
  • Skidmore
  • Stippville
  • Turck

Townships

Cherokee County is divided into fourteen townships. The cities of Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Scammon, and Weir 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
Cherokee 12800 336 6 (15) 57 (22) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°18′33″N, 94°45′36″W
Crawford 16225 646 7 (18) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°9′21″N, 94°47′11″W
Garden 25250 3,039 41 (105) 75 (29) 2 (1) 2.80% 37°2′55″N, 94°41′18″W
Lola 42350 382 3 (9) 115 (44) 1 (0) 0.50% 37°10′25″N, 95°0′15″W
Lowell 43075 672 20 (52) 33 (13) 1 (0) 3.04% 37°6′11″N, 94°40′23″W
Lyon 43400 528 4 (11) 130 (50) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°2′19″N, 94°52′37″W
Mineral 47000 254 3 (8) 79 (31) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°15′32″N, 94°47′29″W
Neosho 49725 306 2 (5) 157 (61) 2 (1) 1.08% 37°3′15″N, 95°1′37″W
Pleasant View 56675 658 5 (13) 136 (52) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°17′4″N, 94°40′1″W
Ross 61350 893 6 (17) 140 (54) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°16′29″N, 94°53′55″W
Salamanca 62575 569 6 (17) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°10′3″N, 94°52′37″W
Shawnee 64475 505 6 (15) 90 (35) 1 (0) 0.61% 37°9′30″N, 94°40′18″W
Sheridan 64625 249 1 (4) 172 (67) 1 (1) 0.79% 37°15′41″N, 95°0′15″W
Spring Valley 67725 1,007 8 (21) 122 (47) 0 (0) 0.36% 37°3′11″N, 94°46′5″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Cherokee USD 247 (Web site) is a 300 square mile school district primarily covering portions of Crawford and Cherokee counties, but also includes small portions of Labette and Neosho counties. It serves over 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Southeast High School (the "Lancers") is located just west of the city of Cherokee (where the district office is located). In Cherokee County the district serves the cities of Weir and West Mineral.[3]
  • Riverton USD 404 (Web site)
  • Columbus USD 493 (Web site)
  • Galena USD 499 (Web site)
  • Baxter Springs USD 508 (Web site)

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.
  3. ^ Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). Welcome To USD #247. Cherokee, USD 247. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.

External links

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