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

717 sq mi (1,858 km²)
717 sq mi (1,858 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.03%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

1,894
2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²)
Founded March 20, 1873
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 2,155. The county seat is Dighton, the only city in the county. Lane County was named after James H. Lane who was a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement and served as one of the first U.S. Senators from Kansas.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Lane County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 717 square miles (1,858 km²), of which, 717 square miles (1,858 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 1,563
1910 2,603 66.5%
1920 2,848 9.4%
1930 3,372 18.4%
1940 2,821 −16.3%
1950 2,808 −0.5%
1960 3,060 9.0%
1970 2,707 −11.5%
1980 2,472 −8.7%
1990 2,375 −3.9%
2000 2,155 −9.3%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,155 people, 910 households, and 613 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,065 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.73% White, 0.05% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 910 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,047, and the median income for a family was $41,892. Males had a median income of $29,429 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,606. About 5.40% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Lane County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Lane County is divided into five 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Alamota 00775 108 0 (1) 414 (160) 0 (0) 0 % 38°24′55″N 100°19′43″W / 38.41528°N 100.32861°W / 38.41528; -100.32861
Cheyenne 13050 336 1 (4) 245 (94) 0 (0) 0 % 38°36′21″N 100°37′22″W / 38.60583°N 100.62278°W / 38.60583; -100.62278
Dighton 18075 1,573 2 (5) 785 (303) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°27′23″N 100°30′11″W / 38.45639°N 100.50306°W / 38.45639; -100.50306
White Rock 77950 26 0 (0) 207 (80) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°37′49″N 100°19′55″W / 38.63028°N 100.33194°W / 38.63028; -100.33194
Wilson 79725 112 1 (1) 206 (80) 0 (0) 0.20% 38°36′47″N 100°28′12″W / 38.61306°N 100.47°W / 38.61306; -100.47

Education

Unified school districts

  • Healy USD 468
  • Dighton USD 482

Museums

  • Lane County Historical Museum, 333 N. Main St, Dighton, Kansas.

Newspapers

Books

Ellen May Stanley has written several books about Lane County:

  • Cowboy Josh: Adventures of a Real Cowboy
  • Early Lane County History: 12,000 B.C. - A.D. 1884
  • Early Lane County Development
  • Golden Age, Great Depression, and Dust Bowl

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

General county information
County level data

Genealogy

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Lane County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Lane County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 20, 1873
Seat Dighton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.03%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

1894
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 2,155. The county seat is Dighton, the only city in the county. Lane County was named after James H. Lane who was a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement and served as one of the first U.S. Senators from Kansas.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Lane County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,858 km² (717 sq mi). 1,858 km² (717 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 2,155 people, 910 households, and 613 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,065 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.73% White, 0.05% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 910 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,047, and the median income for a family was $41,892. Males had a median income of $29,429 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,606. About 5.40% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.40% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Lane County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Lane County is divided into five 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Alamota 00775 108 0 (1) 414 (160) 0 (0) 0 % 38°24′55″N, 100°19′43″W
Cheyenne 13050 336 1 (4) 245 (94) 0 (0) 0 % 38°36′21″N, 100°37′22″W
Dighton 18075 1,573 2 (5) 785 (303) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°27′23″N, 100°30′11″W
White Rock 77950 26 0 (0) 207 (80) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°37′49″N, 100°19′55″W
Wilson 79725 112 1 (1) 206 (80) 0 (0) 0.20% 38°36′47″N, 100°28′12″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Healy USD 468
  • Dighton USD 482

Museums

  • Lane County Historical Museum, 333 N. Main St, Dighton.

Newspapers

  • Dighton Herald, 113 E. Long St, Dighton

Books

Ellen May Stanley has written several books about Lane County:

  • Cowboy Josh: Adventures of a Real Cowboy
  • Early Lane County History: 12,000 B.C. - A.D. 1884
  • Early Lane County Development
  • Golden Age, Great Depression, and Dust Bowl

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

  1. ^ Map of Wet and Dry Counties. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue (November 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-21.

External links

General county information
County level data
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