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

900 sq mi (2,332 km²)
900 sq mi (2,331 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.06%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

26,926
29.9/sq mi (11.6/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Ellis county courthouse kansas.jpg
Ellis County Courthouse in Hays Kansas
Website www.ellisco.net

Ellis County (county code EL) is a county located in Northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 26,926 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hays.[2]

The Hays Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ellis County.

Contents

Law and government

Ellis County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. The food sales requirement was removed with voter approval in 1988.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 900 square miles (2,332 km²), of which 900 square miles (2,331 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²), or 0.06%, is water.[4]

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Politics

Ellis County is an anomaly in western Kansas, having voted several times for Democratic presidential candidates, even when the vast majority of the state's 105 counties went for the Republican nominee. Ellis County bucked the national and statewide trend by voting for Michael Dukakis over winner George H.W. Bush in 1988, one of only two Kansas counties to go for Dukakis. Ellis County gave a plurality to Bill Clinton over Bush and Ross Perot in 1992, but has been in the GOP column in each of the past four elections, giving 76 percent to Republican John McCain to 24 percent for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 election, far higher than the 57 percent McCain won statewide.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 1,336
1880 6,179 362.5%
1890 7,942 28.5%
1900 8,626 8.6%
1910 12,170 41.1%
1920 14,138 16.2%
1930 15,907 12.5%
1940 17,508 10.1%
1950 19,043 8.8%
1960 21,270 11.7%
1970 24,730 16.3%
1980 26,098 5.5%
1990 26,004 −0.4%
2000 27,507 5.8%

Ellis County's population was estimated to be 26,926 in the year 2006, a decrease of 503, or -1.8%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 27,507 people, 11,193 households, and 6,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 12,078 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.10% White, 0.67% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 11,193 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.50% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 18.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,339, and the median income for a family was $44,498. Males had a median income of $29,885 versus $21,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,259. About 6.50% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ellis County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Antonino
  • Catharine
  • Emmeram
  • Munjor
  • Pfeifer
  • Smoky Hill City
  • Toulon
  • Walker
  • Yocemento

Townships

Ellis County is divided into nine townships. The cities of Ellis and Hays 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
Big Creek 06650 1,798 7 (18) 252 (97) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°52′40″N 99°20′39″W / 38.87778°N 99.34417°W / 38.87778; -99.34417
Buckeye 08950 285 1 (2) 352 (136) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°1′24″N 99°18′25″W / 39.02333°N 99.30694°W / 39.02333; -99.30694
Catherine 11050 318 2 (4) 208 (80) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°0′32″N 99°11′44″W / 39.00889°N 99.19556°W / 39.00889; -99.19556
Ellis 20475 386 1 (2) 457 (176) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°58′47″N 99°30′57″W / 38.97972°N 99.51583°W / 38.97972; -99.51583
Freedom 24625 125 1 (3) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0 % 38°43′48″N 99°7′36″W / 38.73°N 99.12667°W / 38.73; -99.12667
Herzog 31525 894 3 (7) 325 (126) 1 (0) 0.18% 38°55′29″N 99°7′19″W / 38.92472°N 99.12194°W / 38.92472; -99.12194
Lookout 42700 569 2 (5) 317 (122) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°45′43″N 99°25′12″W / 38.76194°N 99.42°W / 38.76194; -99.42
Victoria 73800 845 6 (16) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°49′56″N 99°8′31″W / 38.83222°N 99.14194°W / 38.83222; -99.14194
Wheatland 77650 401 3 (7) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°46′45″N 99°16′19″W / 38.77917°N 99.27194°W / 38.77917; -99.27194
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.  
The town of Antonino

Education

Unified school districts

  • Ellis USD 388
  • Victoria USD 432
  • Hays USD 489

Private schools

  • Holy Family Elementary, Hays
  • St. Mary's Elementary, Ellis
  • Thomas More Prep-Marian High, Hays

Universities and Colleges

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

Trivia

Ellis County is the official German Capital of Kansas. German immigrants settled in Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and nearby villages in the 1870s and 1880s.[5]

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 2007-12-28.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Tidbits: Did You Know...". Publishing Group of America (americanprofiles.com). p. 13.  

External links

Official sites

Additional information

Gallery


Genealogy

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Ellis County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Ellis 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 Hays
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.06%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

26926
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.ellisco.net

Ellis County (county code EL) is a county located in Northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 26,926 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hays.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,332 km² (900 sq mi), of which 2,331 km² (900 sq mi) is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi), or 0.06%, is water.GR2

Politics

Ellis County is an anomaly in western Kansas, having voted several times for Democratic presidential candidates, even when the vast majority of the state's 105 counties went for the Republican nominee. Ellis County bucked the national and statewide trend by voting for Michael Dukakis over winner George H.W. Bush in 1988], one of only two Kansas counties to go for Dukakis. Ellis County gave a plurality to Bill Clinton over Bush and Ross Perot in 1992, but has been in the GOP column in each of the past three elections.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Ellis County's population was estimated to be 26,926 in the year 2006, a decrease of 503, or -1.8%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 27,507 people, 11,193 households, and 6,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 12,078 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.10% White, 0.67% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 11,193 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.50% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 18.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,339, and the median income for a family was $44,498. Males had a median income of $29,885 versus $21,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,259. About 6.50% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ellis County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Antonino
  • Catharine
  • Emmeram
  • Munjor
  • Pfeifer
  • Toulon
  • Walker
  • Yocemento

Townships

Ellis County is divided into nine townships. The cities of Ellis and Hays 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
Big Creek 06650 1,798 7 (18) 252 (97) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°52′40″N, 99°20′39″W
Buckeye 08950 285 1 (2) 352 (136) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°1′24″N, 99°18′25″W
Catherine 11050 318 2 (4) 208 (80) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°0′32″N, 99°11′44″W
Ellis 20475 386 1 (2) 457 (176) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°58′47″N, 99°30′57″W
Freedom 24625 125 1 (3) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0 % 38°43′48″N, 99°7′36″W
Herzog 31525 894 3 (7) 325 (126) 1 (0) 0.18% 38°55′29″N, 99°7′19″W
Lookout 42700 569 2 (5) 317 (122) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°45′43″N, 99°25′12″W
Victoria 73800 845 6 (16) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°49′56″N, 99°8′31″W
Wheatland 77650 401 3 (7) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°46′45″N, 99°16′19″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
The town of Antonino

Education

Unified school districts

  • Ellis USD 388
  • Victoria USD 432
  • Hays USD 489

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

Trivia

Ellis County is the official German Capital of Kansas. German immigrants settled in Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and nearby villages in the 1870s and 1880s.[2]

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. ^ "Tidbits: Did You Know...", Publishing Group of America (americanprofiles.com), p. 13. Retrieved on 2007-07-11. 

External links

Official sites

Additional information

Gallery

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