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

1,099 sq mi (2,847 km²)
1,098 sq mi (2,845 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.07%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

33,783
30.8/sq mi (11.9/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Ford county kansas courthouse 2000.jpg
Ford County Courthouse in Dodge City, Kansas
Website www.fordcounty.net

Ford County (county code FO) is a county located in southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2006, the county's population was estimated to be 33,783.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Dodge City.[2] The county is named in honor of Colonel James Hobart Ford. For a brief time during the American Civil War he served as a brevet Major General. Ford was in charge of the construction of Fort Dodge, Kansas, after the Civil War.

The Dodge City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ford County.

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Law and government

Ford 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.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,099 square miles (2,847 km²), of which 1,098 square miles (2,845 km²) is land and 1 square miles (2 km²), or 0.07%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 427
1880 3,122 631.1%
1890 5,308 [5] 70.0%
1900 5,497 3.6%
1910 11,393 107.3%
1920 14,273 25.3%
1930 20,647 44.7%
1940 17,254 −16.4%
1950 19,670 14.0%
1960 20,938 6.4%
1970 22,587 7.9%
1980 24,315 7.7%
1990 27,463 12.9%
2000 32,458 18.2%

Ford County's population was estimated to be 33,783 in the year 2006, an increase of 1183, or +3.6%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 32,458 people, 10,852 households, and 7,856 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 11,650 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.85% White, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 2.05% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 18.17% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.68% of the population.

There were 10,852 households out of which 40.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,860, and the median income for a family was $42,734. Males had a median income of $27,189 versus $22,165 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,721. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ford County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Bellefont
  • Bloom
  • Ft. Dodge
  • Howell
  • Kingsdown
  • Wilroads
  • Wilroads Gardens
  • Windthorst
  • Wright

Townships

Ford County is divided into fourteen townships. The city of Dodge City 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
Bloom 07375 113 1 (2) 144 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°30′23″N 99°55′4″W / 37.50639°N 99.91778°W / 37.50639; -99.91778
Bucklin 09025 900 3 (8) 285 (110) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°34′44″N 99°37′9″W / 37.57889°N 99.61917°W / 37.57889; -99.61917
Concord 15150 117 1 (2) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°36′36″N 100°5′52″W / 37.61°N 100.09778°W / 37.61; -100.09778
Dodge 18225 899 13 (33) 70 (27) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°47′0″N 100°0′52″W / 37.783333°N 100.01444°W / 37.783333; -100.01444
Enterprise 21450 1,113 6 (17) 175 (67) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°40′47″N 99°57′8″W / 37.67972°N 99.95222°W / 37.67972; -99.95222
Fairview 22500 346 2 (5) 188 (73) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°45′11″N 100°8′57″W / 37.75306°N 100.14917°W / 37.75306; -100.14917
Ford 23750 456 2 (5) 249 (96) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°36′58″N 99°46′27″W / 37.61611°N 99.77417°W / 37.61611; -99.77417
Grandview 27350 784 3 (9) 226 (87) 0 (0) 0.20% 37°47′10″N 99°55′54″W / 37.78611°N 99.93167°W / 37.78611; -99.93167
Richland 59300 931 9 (24) 99 (38) 0 (0) 0.17% 37°42′10″N 100°2′19″W / 37.70278°N 100.03861°W / 37.70278; -100.03861
Royal 61575 105 1 (1) 185 (72) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°51′51″N 100°6′44″W / 37.86417°N 100.11222°W / 37.86417; -100.11222
Sodville 66150 110 1 (2) 145 (56) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°31′16″N 99°45′6″W / 37.52111°N 99.75167°W / 37.52111; -99.75167
Spearville 67150 1,150 2 (6) 479 (185) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°47′58″N 99°45′4″W / 37.79944°N 99.75111°W / 37.79944; -99.75111
Wheatland 77675 170 1 (2) 193 (74) 0 (0) 0 % 37°48′58″N 99°37′22″W / 37.81611°N 99.62278°W / 37.81611; -99.62278
Wilburn 79100 88 0 (1) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 37°31′22″N 100°7′10″W / 37.52278°N 100.11944°W / 37.52278; -100.11944
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

  • Spearville USD 381
  • Dodge City USD 443
  • Bucklin USD 459

Colleges

Dodge City Community College

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 2007-12-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Part of Foote County was annexed in 1884, and part of Ford was taken to form part of Gray County in 1887. The census population in 1880 for all of Foote County was 411.

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Additional information

History and Genealogy


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Ford County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Ford 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 Dodge City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.07%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

33783
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.fordcounty.net

Ford County (county code FO) is located in southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2006, the county's population was estimated to be 33,783.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Dodge City. The county is named in honor of Union general James Hobart Ford.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,847 km² (1,099 sq mi), of which 2,845 km² (1,098 sq mi) is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi), or 0.07%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 32,458 people, 10,852 households, and 7,856 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (30/sq mi). There were 11,650 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 74.85% White, 1.62% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 2.05% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 18.17% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.68% of the population.

There were 10,852 households out of which 40.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,860, and the median income for a family was $42,734. Males had a median income of $27,189 versus $22,165 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,721. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ford County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Bellefont
  • Bloom
  • Ft. Dodge
  • Howell
  • Kingsdown
  • Wilroads
  • Wilroads Gardens
  • Windhorst
  • Wright

Townships

Ford County is divided into fourteen townships. The city of Dodge City 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
Bloom 07375 113 1 (2) 144 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°30′23″N, 99°55′4″W
Bucklin 09025 900 3 (8) 285 (110) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°34′44″N, 99°37′9″W
Concord 15150 117 1 (2) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°36′36″N, 100°5′52″W
Dodge 18225 899 13 (33) 70 (27) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°46′60″N, 100°0′52″W
Enterprise 21450 1,113 6 (17) 175 (67) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°40′47″N, 99°57′8″W
Fairview 22500 346 2 (5) 188 (73) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°45′11″N, 100°8′57″W
Ford 23750 456 2 (5) 249 (96) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°36′58″N, 99°46′27″W
Grandview 27350 784 3 (9) 226 (87) 0 (0) 0.20% 37°47′10″N, 99°55′54″W
Richland 59300 931 9 (24) 99 (38) 0 (0) 0.17% 37°42′10″N, 100°2′19″W
Royal 61575 105 1 (1) 185 (72) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°51′51″N, 100°6′44″W
Sodville 66150 110 1 (2) 145 (56) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°31′16″N, 99°45′6″W
Spearville 67150 1,150 2 (6) 479 (185) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°47′58″N, 99°45′4″W
Wheatland 77675 170 1 (2) 193 (74) 0 (0) 0 % 37°48′58″N, 99°37′22″W
Wilburn 79100 88 0 (1) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 37°31′22″N, 100°7′10″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Spearville USD 381
  • Dodge City USD 443
  • Bucklin USD 459

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
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External links

Official sites

Additional information

History and Genealogy

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