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

540 sq mi (1,400 km²)
539 sq mi (1,397 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.22%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

33,643
62.4/sq mi (24.1/km²)
Founded March 7, 1872
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.harveycounty.com

Harvey County (county code HV) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 33,643 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Newton.[2] The county is a part of the Wichita (Kansas) Metropolitan Statistical Area which also includes Butler, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties. The county is named in honor of Governor James M. Harvey. The FIPS place code for the county is 020079.

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when 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 540 square miles (1,400 km²), of which 539 square miles (1,397 km²) is land and 1 square miles (3 km²), or 0.22%, is water.[4] The Little Arkansas River flows through the county.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 11,451
1890 17,601 53.7%
1900 17,591 −0.1%
1910 19,200 9.1%
1920 20,744 8.0%
1930 22,120 6.6%
1940 21,712 −1.8%
1950 21,698 −0.1%
1960 25,865 19.2%
1970 27,236 5.3%
1980 30,531 12.1%
1990 31,028 1.6%
2000 32,869 5.9%

Harvey County's population was estimated to be 33,643 in the year 2006, an increase of 757, or +2.3%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 32,869 people, 12,581 households, and 8,932 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 13,378 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.04% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.

There were 12,581 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,907, and the median income for a family was $48,793. Males had a median income of $35,037 versus $22,492 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,715. About 4.20% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Harvey County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Harvey County is divided into fifteen townships. The cities of Halstead and Newton 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
Alta 01500 221 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.48% 38°7′27″N 97°38′44″W / 38.12417°N 97.64556°W / 38.12417; -97.64556
Burrton 09600 1,143 12 (32) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°1′32″N 97°39′55″W / 38.02556°N 97.66528°W / 38.02556; -97.66528
Darlington 17025 601 7 (17) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°57′5″N 97°19′32″W / 37.95139°N 97.32556°W / 37.95139; -97.32556
Emma 21025 4,181 45 (116) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°8′10″N 97°25′46″W / 38.13611°N 97.42944°W / 38.13611; -97.42944
Garden 25300 294 3 (8) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°7′44″N 97°32′14″W / 38.12889°N 97.53722°W / 38.12889; -97.53722
Halstead 29625 353 4 (10) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°2′9″N 97°31′51″W / 38.03583°N 97.53083°W / 38.03583; -97.53083
Highland 31875 415 5 (12) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.19% 38°7′38″N 97°19′9″W / 38.12722°N 97.31917°W / 38.12722; -97.31917
Lake 37825 173 2 (5) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.05% 37°57′46″N 97°39′7″W / 37.96278°N 97.65194°W / 37.96278; -97.65194
Lakin 38150 357 4 (10) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°57′18″N 97°32′20″W / 37.955°N 97.53889°W / 37.955; -97.53889
Macon 43925 1,056 11 (30) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°2′8″N 97°24′58″W / 38.03556°N 97.41611°W / 38.03556; -97.41611
Newton 50500 1,950 28 (73) 69 (27) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°3′27″N 97°19′31″W / 38.0575°N 97.32528°W / 38.0575; -97.32528
Pleasant 56250 439 5 (12) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.81% 38°2′27″N 97°12′8″W / 38.04083°N 97.20222°W / 38.04083; -97.20222
Richland 59350 360 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 37°57′39″N 97°12′1″W / 37.96083°N 97.20028°W / 37.96083; -97.20028
Sedgwick 63825 1,711 18 (48) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°56′24″N 97°25′22″W / 37.94°N 97.42278°W / 37.94; -97.42278
Walton 75225 552 6 (15) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.06% 38°7′26″N 97°13′1″W / 38.12389°N 97.21694°W / 38.12389; -97.21694
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

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 2007-12-26.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Genealogy

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Harvey County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Harvey County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 7, 1872
Seat Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.22%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

33643
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.harveycounty.com

Harvey County (county code HV) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 33,643 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Newton. The county is a part of the Wichita (Kansas) Metropolitan Statistical Area which also includes Butler, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties. The county is named in honor of Governor James M. Harvey. The FIPS place code for the county is 020079.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,400 km² (540 sq mi), of which 1,397 km² (539 sq mi) is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi), or 0.22%, is water.GR2 The Little Arkansas River flows through the county.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Harvey County's population was estimated to be 33,643 in the year 2006, an increase of 757, or +2.3%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 32,869 people, 12,581 households, and 8,932 families residing in the county. The population density was 24/km² (61/sq mi). There were 13,378 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.04% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.

There were 12,581 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,907, and the median income for a family was $48,793. Males had a median income of $35,037 versus $22,492 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,715. About 4.20% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Harvey County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Harvey County is divided into fifteen townships. The cities of Halstead and Newton 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
Alta 01500 221 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.48% 38°7′27″N, 97°38′44″W
Burrton 09600 1,143 12 (32) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°1′32″N, 97°39′55″W
Darlington 17025 601 7 (17) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°57′5″N, 97°19′32″W
Emma 21025 4,181 45 (116) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°8′10″N, 97°25′46″W
Garden 25300 294 3 (8) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°7′44″N, 97°32′14″W
Halstead 29625 353 4 (10) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°2′9″N, 97°31′51″W
Highland 31875 415 5 (12) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.19% 38°7′38″N, 97°19′9″W
Lake 37825 173 2 (5) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.05% 37°57′46″N, 97°39′7″W
Lakin 38150 357 4 (10) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°57′18″N, 97°32′20″W
Macon 43925 1,056 11 (30) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°2′8″N, 97°24′58″W
Newton 50500 1,950 28 (73) 69 (27) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°3′27″N, 97°19′31″W
Pleasant 56250 439 5 (12) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.81% 38°2′27″N, 97°12′8″W
Richland 59350 360 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 37°57′39″N, 97°12′1″W
Sedgwick 63825 1,711 18 (48) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°56′24″N, 97°25′22″W
Walton 75225 552 6 (15) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.06% 38°7′26″N, 97°13′1″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

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

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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