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

653 sq mi (1,692 km²)
649 sq mi (1,680 km²)
4 sq mi (12 km²), 0.69%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

22,203
34.2/sq mi (13.2/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.labettecounty.com

Labette County (county code LB) is a county located in southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 22,835 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 22,203 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat is Oswego,[2] and its most populous city is Parsons.

The Parsons Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Labette County.

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 653 square miles (1,692 km²), of which 649 square miles (1,680 km²) is land and 4 square miles (12 km²), or 0.69%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 27,387
1910 31,423 14.7%
1920 34,047 8.4%
1930 31,346 −7.9%
1940 30,352 −3.2%
1950 29,285 −3.5%
1960 26,805 −8.5%
1970 25,775 −3.8%
1980 25,682 −0.4%
1990 23,693 −7.7%
2000 22,169 −6.4%

Labette County's population was estimated to be 22,203 in the year 2006, a decrease of 548, or -2.4%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 22,835 people, 9,194 households, and 6,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,306 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.28% White, 4.66% Black or African American, 1.95% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

There were 9,194 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $37,519. Males had a median income of $29,043 versus $21,706 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,525. About 8.90% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Labette County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate): [5]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Labette County is divided into sixteen townships. The cities of Chetopa, Oswego, and Parsons 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
Canada 10325 217 2 (5) 103 (40) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°6′18″N 95°27′4″W / 37.105°N 95.45111°W / 37.105; -95.45111
Elm Grove 20750 798 6 (16) 130 (50) 0 (0) 0.17% 37°3′22″N 95°20′12″W / 37.05611°N 95.33667°W / 37.05611; -95.33667
Fairview 22550 239 3 (7) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°10′9″N 95°12′6″W / 37.16917°N 95.20167°W / 37.16917; -95.20167
Hackberry 29350 403 3 (8) 131 (51) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°3′30″N 95°12′44″W / 37.05833°N 95.21222°W / 37.05833; -95.21222
Howard 33300 357 3 (8) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°2′23″N 95°27′33″W / 37.03972°N 95.45917°W / 37.03972; -95.45917
Labette 37400 373 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°15′43″N 95°18′54″W / 37.26194°N 95.315°W / 37.26194; -95.315
Liberty 40175 395 4 (11) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°15′47″N 95°11′45″W / 37.26306°N 95.19583°W / 37.26306; -95.19583
Montana 47850 179 3 (7) 71 (27) 1 (1) 1.90% 37°15′28″N 95°7′34″W / 37.25778°N 95.12611°W / 37.25778; -95.12611
Mound Valley 48850 806 5 (13) 166 (64) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°12′30″N 95°25′40″W / 37.20833°N 95.42778°W / 37.20833; -95.42778
Mount Pleasant 48950 1,351 14 (37) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34% 37°10′50″N 95°18′14″W / 37.18056°N 95.30389°W / 37.18056; -95.30389
Neosho 49775 222 3 (8) 70 (27) 2 (1) 2.40% 37°20′11″N 95°6′37″W / 37.33639°N 95.11028°W / 37.33639; -95.11028
North 50975 612 7 (19) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°19′39″N 95°12′40″W / 37.3275°N 95.21111°W / 37.3275; -95.21111
Osage 53150 703 4 (12) 157 (61) 5 (2) 2.93% 37°20′4″N 95°26′18″W / 37.33444°N 95.43833°W / 37.33444; -95.43833
Oswego 53475 310 5 (12) 66 (25) 1 (0) 1.73% 37°9′21″N 95°6′22″W / 37.15583°N 95.10611°W / 37.15583; -95.10611
Richland 59425 303 3 (8) 97 (38) 0 (0) 0.43% 37°3′29″N 95°6′19″W / 37.05806°N 95.10528°W / 37.05806; -95.10528
Walton 75250 726 9 (23) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°20′59″N 95°19′2″W / 37.34972°N 95.31722°W / 37.34972; -95.31722
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. Population 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.  
  5. ^ "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 2007-06-28.
  6. ^ Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). "Welcome To USD #247". Cherokee, USD 247. http://www.usd247.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/19/424dad21d2550. Retrieved 2007-01-23.  

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Genealogy

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Labette County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Labette 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 Oswego
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.69%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

22169
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.labettecounty.com

Labette County (standard abbreviation: LB) is a county located in southeast Kansas, in the central United States. The population was estimated to be 22,169 in the year 2005.[1] Its county seat is Oswego,[2] and its most populous city is Parsons.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,692 km² (653 sq mi), of which 1,680 km² (649 sq mi) is land and 12 km² (4 sq mi), or 0.69%, is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Labette County's population was estimated to be 22,169 in the year 2005, a decrease of 580, or -2.6%, over the previous five years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 22,835 people, 9,194 households, and 6,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (35/sq mi). There were 10,306 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.28% White, 4.66% Black or African American, 1.95% Native American or Alaska Native, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.

Age pyramid

There were 9,194 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $37,519. Males had a median income of $29,043 versus $21,706 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,525. About 8.90% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Labette County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[5]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Labette County is divided into sixteen townships. The cities of Chetopa, Oswego, and Parsons 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
Canada 10325 217 2 (5) 103 (40) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°6′18″N, 95°27′4″W
Elm Grove 20750 798 6 (16) 130 (50) 0 (0) 0.17% 37°3′22″N, 95°20′12″W
Fairview 22550 239 3 (7) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°10′9″N, 95°12′6″W
Hackberry 29350 403 3 (8) 131 (51) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°3′30″N, 95°12′44″W
Howard 33300 357 3 (8) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°2′23″N, 95°27′33″W
Labette 37400 373 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°15′43″N, 95°18′54″W
Liberty 40175 395 4 (11) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°15′47″N, 95°11′45″W
Montana 47850 179 3 (7) 71 (27) 1 (1) 1.90% 37°15′28″N, 95°7′34″W
Mound Valley 48850 806 5 (13) 166 (64) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°12′30″N, 95°25′40″W
Mount Pleasant 48950 1,351 14 (37) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34% 37°10′50″N, 95°18′14″W
Neosho 49775 222 3 (8) 70 (27) 2 (1) 2.40% 37°20′11″N, 95°6′37″W
North 50975 612 7 (19) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°19′39″N, 95°12′40″W
Osage 53150 703 4 (12) 157 (61) 5 (2) 2.93% 37°20′4″N, 95°26′18″W
Oswego 53475 310 5 (12) 66 (25) 1 (0) 1.73% 37°9′21″N, 95°6′22″W
Richland 59425 303 3 (8) 97 (38) 0 (0) 0.43% 37°3′29″N, 95°6′19″W
Walton 75250 726 9 (23) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16% 37°20′59″N, 95°19′2″W
Sources: [3]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
  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population through 2005-07-01. Released 2006-03-16.
  2. ^ An additional source of county seats by state is Campbell's List.
  3. ^ a b Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
  4. ^ Census 2000 Gateway. U.S. Census Bureau.
  5. ^ Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population through 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.
  6. ^ Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). Welcome To USD #247. Cherokee, USD 247. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.

External links

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Additional information

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