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

650 sq mi (1,684 km²)
647 sq mi (1,676 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.47%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

3,077
4.8/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Founded March 25, 1875
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.elk.kansasgov.com

Elk County (county code EK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 3,077 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Howard.[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, Elk County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,684 km²), of which 647 square miles (1,676 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²), or 0.47%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 10,623 [5]
1890 12,216 15.0%
1900 11,443 −6.3%
1910 10,128 −11.5%
1920 9,034 −10.8%
1930 9,210 1.9%
1940 8,180 −11.2%
1950 6,679 −18.3%
1960 5,048 −24.4%
1970 3,858 −23.6%
1980 3,918 1.6%
1990 3,327 −15.1%
2000 3,261 −2.0%

Elk County's population was estimated to be 3,077 in the year 2006, a decrease of 150, or -4.6%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 3,261 people, 1,412 households, and 923 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,860 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.06% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 1,412 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 25.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,267, and the median income for a family was $34,148. Males had a median income of $28,580 versus $16,219 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Elk County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Busby
  • Oak Valley
  • Upola

Townships

Elk County is divided into ten 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
Elk Falls 20325 196 1 (3) 152 (59) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°22′17″N 96°12′26″W / 37.37139°N 96.20722°W / 37.37139; -96.20722
Greenfield 28550 321 2 (5) 171 (66) 1 (0) 0.62% 37°21′8″N 96°27′5″W / 37.35222°N 96.45139°W / 37.35222; -96.45139
Howard 33275 Howard 1,006 6 (16) 166 (64) 1 (1) 0.86% 37°28′3″N 96°15′14″W / 37.4675°N 96.25389°W / 37.4675; -96.25389
Liberty 40025 117 1 (2) 154 (59) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°34′22″N 96°1′55″W / 37.57278°N 96.03194°W / 37.57278; -96.03194
Longton 42675 530 5 (12) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°22′38″N 96°5′27″W / 37.37722°N 96.09083°W / 37.37722; -96.09083
Oak Valley 51950 154 1 (3) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°21′59″N 96°1′14″W / 37.36639°N 96.02056°W / 37.36639; -96.02056
Painterhood 54075 68 0 (1) 154 (59) 1 (0) 0.37% 37°27′35″N 96°2′37″W / 37.45972°N 96.04361°W / 37.45972; -96.04361
Paw Paw 54925 116 1 (2) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°33′19″N 96°13′46″W / 37.55528°N 96.22944°W / 37.55528; -96.22944
Union Center 72500 116 0 (1) 371 (143) 2 (1) 0.46% 37°31′44″N 96°23′31″W / 37.52889°N 96.39194°W / 37.52889; -96.39194
Wildcat 79150 637 5 (12) 135 (52) 2 (1) 1.35% 37°21′33″N 96°19′10″W / 37.35917°N 96.31944°W / 37.35917; -96.31944
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

  • West Elk USD 282
  • Elk Valley USD 283

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

External links

Official sites

Additional information


Genealogy

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Elk County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Elk 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 Howard
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.47%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

3077
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.elk.kansasgov.com

Elk County (county code EK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 3,077 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Howard.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,684 km² (650 sq mi), of which 1,676 km² (647 sq mi) is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi), or 0.47%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 3,261 people, 1,412 households, and 923 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,860 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.06% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.18% of the population.

There were 1,412 households out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 20.00% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 25.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,267, and the median income for a family was $34,148. Males had a median income of $28,580 versus $16,219 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,066. About 9.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Elk County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Busby
  • Oak Valley
  • Upola

Townships

Elk County is divided into ten 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
Elk Falls 20325 196 1 (3) 152 (59) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°22′17″N, 96°12′26″W
Greenfield 28550 321 2 (5) 171 (66) 1 (0) 0.62% 37°21′8″N, 96°27′5″W
Howard 33275 Howard 1,006 6 (16) 166 (64) 1 (1) 0.86% 37°28′3″N, 96°15′14″W
Liberty 40025 117 1 (2) 154 (59) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°34′22″N, 96°1′55″W
Longton 42675 530 5 (12) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°22′38″N, 96°5′27″W
Oak Valley 51950 154 1 (3) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°21′59″N, 96°1′14″W
Painterhood 54075 68 0 (1) 154 (59) 1 (0) 0.37% 37°27′35″N, 96°2′37″W
Paw Paw 54925 116 1 (2) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°33′19″N, 96°13′46″W
Union Center 72500 116 0 (1) 371 (143) 2 (1) 0.46% 37°31′44″N, 96°23′31″W
Wildcat 79150 637 5 (12) 135 (52) 2 (1) 1.35% 37°21′33″N, 96°19′10″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • West Elk USD 282
  • Elk Valley USD 283

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

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