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

655 sq mi (1,698 km²)
644 sq mi (1,668 km²)
12 sq mi (30 km²), 1.77%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

8,625
13.4/sq mi (5.2/km²)
Founded February 20, 1857
Named for Henry Clay
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cckansas.org

Clay County (county code CY) is a county located in North Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 8,625 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Clay Center.[2]

Contents

History

When the first counties were created by the Kansas legislature in 1855, the territory within the present limits of the county was attached to Riley County for all revenue and judicial purposes. Subsequently Clay was attached to Geary County. In 1857 Clay was created and named in honor of the famous American statesman Henry Clay, a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 655 square miles (1,698 km²), of which 644 square miles (1,668 km²) is land and 12 square miles (30 km²), or 1.77%, 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.  %±
1860 163
1870 2,942 1,704.9%
1880 12,320 318.8%
1890 16,146 31.1%
1900 15,833 −1.9%
1910 15,251 −3.7%
1920 14,365 −5.8%
1930 14,556 1.3%
1940 13,281 −8.8%
1950 11,697 −11.9%
1960 10,675 −8.7%
1970 9,890 −7.4%
1980 9,802 −0.9%
1990 9,158 −6.6%
2000 8,822 −3.7%

Clay County's population was estimated to be 8,625 in the year 2006, a decrease of 203, or -2.3%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 8,822 people, 3,617 households, and 2,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,084 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.72% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 3,617 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,965, and the median income for a family was $41,103. Males had a median income of $28,817 versus $17,760 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,939. About 6.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Clay County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Clay County is divided into eighteen townships. The city of Clay Center 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
Athelstane 02950 144 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°10′17″N 97°12′35″W / 39.17139°N 97.20972°W / 39.17139; -97.20972
Blaine 07050 259 2 (6) 109 (42) 1 (0) 0.94% 39°20′38″N 97°11′11″W / 39.34389°N 97.18639°W / 39.34389; -97.18639
Bloom 07325 125 1 (3) 122 (47) 1 (0) 0.53% 39°26′29″N 97°16′51″W / 39.44139°N 97.28083°W / 39.44139; -97.28083
Chapman 12525 Longford 202 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°10′21″N 97°19′35″W / 39.1725°N 97.32639°W / 39.1725; -97.32639
Clay Center 13650 368 4 (10) 98 (38) 1 (1) 1.46% 39°21′30″N 97°6′17″W / 39.35833°N 97.10472°W / 39.35833; -97.10472
Exeter 22100 81 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°15′24″N 97°11′36″W / 39.25667°N 97.19333°W / 39.25667; -97.19333
Five Creeks 23475 159 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°21′22″N 97°18′14″W / 39.35611°N 97.30389°W / 39.35611; -97.30389
Garfield 25500 107 1 (3) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°31′55″N 97°7′5″W / 39.53194°N 97.11806°W / 39.53194; -97.11806
Gill 26250 140 2 (5) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°10′10″N 97°6′3″W / 39.16944°N 97.10083°W / 39.16944; -97.10083
Goshen 27025 92 1 (3) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′4″N 97°0′14″W / 39.51778°N 97.00389°W / 39.51778; -97.00389
Grant 27500 132 2 (5) 74 (29) 13 (5) 14.83% 39°16′12″N 96°59′27″W / 39.27°N 96.99083°W / 39.27; -96.99083
Hayes 30875 206 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°26′9″N 97°5′58″W / 39.43583°N 97.09944°W / 39.43583; -97.09944
Highland 31825 Green 310 3 (9) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°25′28″N 97°0′1″W / 39.42444°N 97.00028°W / 39.42444; -97.00028
Mulberry 49000 Clifton (part) 331 3 (9) 97 (38) 2 (1) 1.99% 39°32′19″N 97°16′23″W / 39.53861°N 97.27306°W / 39.53861; -97.27306
Oakland 51725 110 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°15′30″N 97°20′21″W / 39.25833°N 97.33917°W / 39.25833; -97.33917
Republican 59025 Wakefield 1,024 14 (36) 73 (28) 10 (4) 12.46% 39°12′7″N 97°0′50″W / 39.20194°N 97.01389°W / 39.20194; -97.01389
Sherman 64850 Morganville 328 4 (10) 85 (33) 1 (0) 1.00% 39°30′15″N 97°12′42″W / 39.50417°N 97.21167°W / 39.50417; -97.21167
Union 72075 140 2 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.38% 39°16′16″N 97°4′53″W / 39.27111°N 97.08139°W / 39.27111; -97.08139
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

  • Clay County USD 379 located in Clay Center, Kansas.

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 2004. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21.  
  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

Official sites

Additional information


Genealogy

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Clay County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Clay County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1857
Seat Clay Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.77%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

8625
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.cckansas.org
Named for: Henry Clay

Clay County (county code CY) is a county located in North Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 8,625 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Clay Center.

Contents

History

When the first counties were created by the Kansas legislature in 1855, the territory within the present limits of the county was attached to Riley County for all revenue and judicial purposes. Subsequently Clay was attached to Geary County. In 1857 Clay was created and named in honor of the famous American statesman Henry Clay, a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,698 km² (655 sq mi), of which 1,668 km² (644 sq mi) is land and 30 km² (12 sq mi), or 1.77%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Clay County's population was estimated to be 8,625 in the year 2006, a decrease of 203, or -2.3%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 8,822 people, 3,617 households, and 2,517 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (14/sq mi). There were 4,084 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.72% White, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 3,617 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.40% were non-families. 27.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% 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 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,965, and the median income for a family was $41,103. Males had a median income of $28,817 versus $17,760 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,939. About 6.80% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.60% of those under age 18 and 8.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Clay County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Fact
  • Idana
  • Industry
  • Republican City

Townships

Clay County is divided into eighteen townships. The city of Clay Center 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
Athelstane 02950 144 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°10′17″N, 97°12′35″W
Blaine 07050 259 2 (6) 109 (42) 1 (0) 0.94% 39°20′38″N, 97°11′11″W
Bloom 07325 125 1 (3) 122 (47) 1 (0) 0.53% 39°26′29″N, 97°16′51″W
Chapman 12525 Longford 202 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°10′21″N, 97°19′35″W
Clay Center 13650 368 4 (10) 98 (38) 1 (1) 1.46% 39°21′30″N, 97°6′17″W
Exeter 22100 81 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°15′24″N, 97°11′36″W
Five Creeks 23475 159 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°21′22″N, 97°18′14″W
Garfield 25500 107 1 (3) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°31′55″N, 97°7′5″W
Gill 26250 140 2 (5) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°10′10″N, 97°6′3″W
Goshen 27025 92 1 (3) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′4″N, 97°0′14″W
Grant 27500 132 2 (5) 74 (29) 13 (5) 14.83% 39°16′12″N, 96°59′27″W
Hayes 30875 206 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°26′9″N, 97°5′58″W
Highland 31825 Green 310 3 (9) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°25′28″N, 97°0′1″W
Mulberry 49000 Clifton (part) 331 3 (9) 97 (38) 2 (1) 1.99% 39°32′19″N, 97°16′23″W
Oakland 51725 110 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°15′30″N, 97°20′21″W
Republican 59025 Wakefield 1,024 14 (36) 73 (28) 10 (4) 12.46% 39°12′7″N, 97°0′50″W
Sherman 64850 Morganville 328 4 (10) 85 (33) 1 (0) 1.00% 39°30′15″N, 97°12′42″W
Union 72075 140 2 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.38% 39°16′16″N, 97°4′53″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Clay Center USD 379

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.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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