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

790 sq mi (2,045 km²)
788 sq mi (2,042 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), 0.18%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

1,884
2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.comanchecounty.com

Comanche County (county code CM) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 1,884 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Coldwater.[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, Comanche County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 790 square miles (2,045 km2), of which 788 square miles (2,042 km2) is land and 1 square miles (4 km2), or 0.18%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 372 [5]
1890 2,549 585.2%
1900 1,619 −36.5%
1910 3,281 102.7%
1920 5,302 61.6%
1930 5,238 −1.2%
1940 4,412 −15.8%
1950 3,888 −11.9%
1960 3,271 −15.9%
1970 2,702 −17.4%
1980 2,554 −5.5%
1990 2,313 −9.4%
2000 1,967 −15.0%

Comanche County's population was estimated to be 1,884 in the year 2006, a decrease of 72, or -3.7%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 1,967 people, 872 households, and 540 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 872 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.00% were non-families. 35.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 21.00% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 25.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,415, and the median income for a family was $36,790. Males had a median income of $24,844 versus $18,221 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,037. About 8.50% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Comanche County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Comanche County is divided into four 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
Avilla 03525 58 0 (0) 309 (119) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°5′14″N 99°17′20″W / 37.08722°N 99.28889°W / 37.08722; -99.28889
Coldwater 14725 Coldwater 1,086 1 (3) 1,099 (424) 2 (1) 0.17% 37°16′6″N 99°18′5″W / 37.26833°N 99.30139°W / 37.26833; -99.30139
Powell 57325 89 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°20′36″N 99°8′37″W / 37.34333°N 99.14361°W / 37.34333; -99.14361
Protection 57875 Protection 734 2 (4) 448 (173) 1 (0) 0.28% 37°12′20″N 99°29′16″W / 37.20556°N 99.48778°W / 37.20556; -99.48778
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

  • Comanche County USD 300

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. ^ The 1880 census population includes areas that were organized into Kiowa County in 1886.

External links

Official sites

Additional information


Genealogy

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Comanche County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Comanche 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 Coldwater
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

1884
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.comanchecounty.com

Comanche County (county code CM) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 1,884 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Coldwater.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,045 km² (790 sq mi), of which 2,042 km² (788 sq mi) is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi), or 0.18%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 1,967 people, 872 households, and 540 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.

There were 872 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.00% were non-families. 35.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 21.00% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 25.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,415, and the median income for a family was $36,790. Males had a median income of $24,844 versus $18,221 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,037. About 8.50% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Comanche County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Comanche County is divided into four 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
Avilla 03525 58 0 (0) 309 (119) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°5′14″N, 99°17′20″W
Coldwater 14725 Coldwater 1,086 1 (3) 1,099 (424) 2 (1) 0.17% 37°16′6″N, 99°18′5″W
Powell 57325 89 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°20′36″N, 99°8′37″W
Protection 57875 Protection 734 2 (4) 448 (173) 1 (0) 0.28% 37°12′20″N, 99°29′16″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Comanche County USD 300

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. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named 2006CoEst
  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

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Comanche County, Kansas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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