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

899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
898 sq mi (2,327 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

2,677
3.0/sq mi (1.2/km²)
Founded February 26, 1887
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Graham County (county code GH) is a county located in northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,677 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hill City.[2]

Contents

History

Graham County was organized in 1880 & named after Captain John L. Graham, a Union soldier killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19, 1863.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Graham County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink without a food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which 898 square miles (2,327 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²), or 0.04%, is water.[4] Graham County roughly contains 3600 quarter sections, and is the fourth county east of Colorado line and the second county south of the Nebraska line. The 100th meridian west passes nearly through its center. The average elevation in the county is 2700 feet above sea level.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 4,258
1890 5,029 18.1%
1900 5,173 2.9%
1910 8,700 68.2%
1920 7,624 −12.4%
1930 7,772 1.9%
1940 6,071 −21.9%
1950 5,020 −17.3%
1960 5,586 11.3%
1970 4,751 −14.9%
1980 3,995 −15.9%
1990 3,543 −11.3%
2000 2,946 −16.9%

Graham County's population was estimated to be 2,677 in the year 2006, a decrease of 245, or -8.4%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 2,946 people, 1,263 households, and 847 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,553 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,263 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 23.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,286, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $26,642 versus $18,222 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,050. About 8.60% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Graham County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Towns that no longer exsist

Fagan, Gettysburg, Roscoe, Smithfield, Springfield & Togo

Townships

Graham County is divided into thirteen 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
Allodium 01325 46 0 (1) 175 (67) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°29′23″N 100°4′42″W / 39.48972°N 100.07833°W / 39.48972; -100.07833
Bryant 08850 115 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°11′22″N 100°5′7″W / 39.18944°N 100.08528°W / 39.18944; -100.08528
Gettysburg 26175 83 0 (1) 227 (88) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°23′11″N 100°1′50″W / 39.38639°N 100.03056°W / 39.38639; -100.03056
Graham 27175 53 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′3″N 99°47′51″W / 39.5175°N 99.7975°W / 39.5175; -99.7975
Happy 29950 72 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°12′17″N 99°53′7″W / 39.20472°N 99.88528°W / 39.20472; -99.88528
Hill City 32200 Hill City 1,747 16 (41) 112 (43) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°22′17″N 99°50′29″W / 39.37139°N 99.84139°W / 39.37139; -99.84139
Indiana 34000 42 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°29′28″N 99°57′59″W / 39.49111°N 99.96639°W / 39.49111; -99.96639
Millbrook 46625 150 1 (2) 159 (62) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°19′1″N 99°55′2″W / 39.31694°N 99.91722°W / 39.31694; -99.91722
Morland 48250 68 0 (1) 286 (111) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°13′46″N 99°41′15″W / 39.22944°N 99.6875°W / 39.22944; -99.6875
Nicodemus 50575 52 1 (2) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°24′40″N 99°38′55″W / 39.41111°N 99.64861°W / 39.41111; -99.64861
Pioneer 55900 57 0 (1) 161 (62) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′1″N 99°40′2″W / 39.51694°N 99.66722°W / 39.51694; -99.66722
Solomon 66300 Morland 209 1 (3) 159 (61) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°18′57″N 100°4′44″W / 39.31583°N 100.07889°W / 39.31583; -100.07889
Wildhorse 79225 Bogue 252 2 (5) 137 (53) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°20′45″N 99°40′13″W / 39.34583°N 99.67028°W / 39.34583; -99.67028
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

  • Hill City USD 281 (Web site) - Effective July 1, 2002, Morland USD 280 was consolidated into USD 281.[5]

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. ^ "Meeting Minutes". Kansas State Board of Education. December 12, 2001. http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=I3%2BvfE008WI%3D&tabid=1841&mid=4146. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  

External links

Official sites

Additional information


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Graham County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Graham County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 26, 1887
Seat Hill City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.04%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

2677
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Graham County (county code GH) is a county located in northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,677 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hill City.

Contents

Law and Government

In 1992, Graham County residents voted to allow the sales of alcoholic beverages by the drink without any food sales requirement, repealing the county's prohibition on by-the-drink sales. Graham is one of only 15 of Kansas's 105 counties to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink without any food sales requirement, and is the only rural county in the state to do so.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 km² (899 sq mi), of which 2,327 km² (898 sq mi) is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi), or 0.04%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Graham County's population was estimated to be 2,677 in the year 2006, a decrease of 245, or -8.4%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 2,946 people, 1,263 households, and 847 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,553 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,263 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 23.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,286, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $26,642 versus $18,222 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,050. About 8.60% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Graham County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Graham County is divided into thirteen 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
Allodium 01325 46 0 (1) 175 (67) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°29′23″N, 100°4′42″W
Bryant 08850 115 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°11′22″N, 100°5′7″W
Gettysburg 26175 83 0 (1) 227 (88) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°23′11″N, 100°1′50″W
Graham 27175 53 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′3″N, 99°47′51″W
Happy 29950 72 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°12′17″N, 99°53′7″W
Hill City 32200 Hill City 1,747 16 (41) 112 (43) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°22′17″N, 99°50′29″W
Indiana 34000 42 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°29′28″N, 99°57′59″W
Millbrook 46625 150 1 (2) 159 (62) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°19′1″N, 99°55′2″W
Morlan 48250 68 0 (1) 286 (111) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°13′46″N, 99°41′15″W
Nicodemus 50575 52 1 (2) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°24′40″N, 99°38′55″W
Pioneer 55900 57 0 (1) 161 (62) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′1″N, 99°40′2″W
Solomon 66300 Morland 209 1 (3) 159 (61) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°18′57″N, 100°4′44″W
Wildhorse 79225 Bogue 252 2 (5) 137 (53) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°20′45″N, 99°40′13″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Hill City USD 281 (Web site) - Effective July 1, 2002, Morland USD 280 was consolidated into USD 281.[2]

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 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ Meeting Minutes. Kansas State Board of Education (December 12, 2001). Retrieved on 2007-05-29.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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