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

977 sq mi (2,531 km²)
975 sq mi (2,524 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.26%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

2,206
2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Clark County (county code CA) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,206 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Ashland.[2]

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 977 square miles (2,531 km²), of which 975 square miles (2,524 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²), or 0.26%, 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 163
1890 2,357 1,346.0%
1900 1,701 −27.8%
1910 4,093 140.6%
1920 4,989 21.9%
1930 4,796 −3.9%
1940 4,081 −14.9%
1950 3,946 −3.3%
1960 3,396 −13.9%
1970 2,896 −14.7%
1980 2,599 −10.3%
1990 2,418 −7.0%
2000 2,390 −1.2%

Clark County's population was estimated to be 2,206 in the year 2006, a decrease of 179, or -7.5%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 2,390 people, 979 households, and 676 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.77% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There were 979 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,857, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,795. About 11.30% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Clark County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Acres
  • Sitka
  • Kingsdown
  • Lexington
  • Bloom

Townships

Clark County is divided into six 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
Appleton 02100 Minneola 921 1 (4) 630 (243) 2 (1) 0.29% 37°23′28″N 99°55′57″W / 37.39111°N 99.9325°W / 37.39111; -99.9325
Center 11600 Ashland 1,097 2 (5) 528 (204) 2 (1) 0.31% 37°10′15″N 99°47′52″W / 37.17083°N 99.79778°W / 37.17083; -99.79778
Englewood 21375 Englewood 171 0 (1) 536 (207) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°6′5″N 99°59′7″W / 37.10139°N 99.98528°W / 37.10139; -99.98528
Lexington 39775 83 0 (1) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°19′20″N 99°38′41″W / 37.32222°N 99.64472°W / 37.32222; -99.64472
Liberty 39900 32 0 (1) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′6″N 99°39′18″W / 37.41833°N 99.655°W / 37.41833; -99.655
Sitka 65725 86 0 (1) 444 (171) 2 (1) 0.48% 37°8′13″N 99°38′28″W / 37.13694°N 99.64111°W / 37.13694; -99.64111
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

  • Minneola USD 219
  • Ashland USD 220
Clark County rural area.

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

External links


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Clark County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Ashland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.26%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

2206
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Clark County (county code CA) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,206 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Ashland.

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, Clark County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,531 km² (977 sq mi), of which 2,524 km² (975 sq mi) is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi), or 0.26%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Clark County's population was estimated to be 2,206 in the year 2006, a decrease of 179, or -7.5%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 2,390 people, 979 households, and 676 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.77% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There were 979 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,857, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,795. About 11.30% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Clark County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Acres
  • Sitka
  • Kingsdown
  • Lexington
  • Bloom

Townships

Clark County is divided into six 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
Appleton 02100 Minneola 921 1 (4) 630 (243) 2 (1) 0.29% 37°23′28″N, 99°55′57″W
Center 11600 Ashland 1,097 2 (5) 528 (204) 2 (1) 0.31% 37°10′15″N, 99°47′52″W
Englewood 21375 Englewood 171 0 (1) 536 (207) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°6′5″N, 99°59′7″W
Lexington 39775 83 0 (1) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°19′20″N, 99°38′41″W
Liberty 39900 32 0 (1) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′6″N, 99°39′18″W
Sitka 65725 86 0 (1) 444 (171) 2 (1) 0.48% 37°8′13″N, 99°38′28″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Minneola USD 219
  • Ashland USD 220
Clark County rural area.

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 {{subst:#ifexist:2006-07-01|[[2006-07-01|]]|[[Wikipedia:2006-07-01|]]}}. Released {{subst:#ifexist:2007-03-22|[[2007-03-22|]]|[[Wikipedia:2007-03-22|]]}}. Six year change is from {{subst:#ifexist:2000-07-01|[[2000-07-01|]]|[[Wikipedia:2000-07-01|]]}} to {{subst:#ifexist:2006-07-01|[[2006-07-01|]]|[[Wikipedia:2006-07-01|]]}}.
  2. ^ Map of Wet and Dry Counties. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue (November 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-21.

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