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

730 sq mi (1,891 km²)
730 sq mi (1,890 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.00%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

3,196
4.4/sq mi (1.7/km²)
Founded February 20, 1886
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
MortonCoCH.jpg
Morton County Court House in Elkhart

Morton County (standard abbreviation: MT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,496. The largest city and county seat is Elkhart.

Until recently, Morton County was the only Kansas county in the media market of Amarillo, Texas. In early 2007, the Federal Communications Commission moved Morton into the Wichita market, along with the rest of western 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, Morton County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 730 square miles (1,891 km²), of which, 730 square miles (1,890 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.00%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 304
1910 1,333 338.5%
1920 3,177 138.3%
1930 4,092 28.8%
1940 2,186 −46.6%
1950 2,610 19.4%
1960 3,354 28.5%
1970 3,576 6.6%
1980 3,454 −3.4%
1990 3,480 0.8%
2000 3,496 0.5%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,496 people, 1,306 households, and 961 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,519 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.39% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 1.14% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 7.52% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 14.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,306 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,232, and the median income for a family was $43,494. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,474 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,076. About 8.50% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Morton County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Wilburton

Townships

Morton County is divided into six 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
Cimarron 13350 67 0 (1) 173 (67) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′11″N 101°46′45″W / 37.06972°N 101.77917°W / 37.06972; -101.77917
Jones 35650 17 0 (0) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°1′4″N 101°56′56″W / 37.01778°N 101.94889°W / 37.01778; -101.94889
Richfield 59225 218 0 (1) 649 (251) 0 (0) 0 % 37°14′37″N 101°42′36″W / 37.24361°N 101.71°W / 37.24361; -101.71
Rolla 60925 Rolla 650 2 (5) 373 (144) 0 (0) 0 % 37°6′46″N 101°37′42″W / 37.11278°N 101.62833°W / 37.11278; -101.62833
Taloga 69975 Elkhart 2,437 17 (44) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°0′22″N 101°53′42″W / 37.00611°N 101.895°W / 37.00611; -101.895
Westola 77225 107 0 (1) 412 (159) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°14′19″N 101°58′40″W / 37.23861°N 101.97778°W / 37.23861; -101.97778

Education

Unified school districts

  • Rolla USD 217
  • Elkhart USD 218

See also

Points of Interest

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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Morton County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Morton County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1886
Seat Elkhart
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.00%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

3196
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Morton County (standard abbreviation: MT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 3,496. The largest city and county seat is Elkhart.

Until recently, Morton County was the only Kansas county in the media market of Amarillo. In early 2007, the Federal Communications Commission moved Morton into the Wichita market, along with the rest of western 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, Morton County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,891 km² (730 sq mi). 1,890 km² (730 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.00%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 3,496 people, 1,306 households, and 961 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,519 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.39% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 1.14% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 7.52% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 14.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,306 households out of which 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.30% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,232, and the median income for a family was $43,494. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,474 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,076. About 8.50% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.00% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Morton County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Wilburton

Townships

Morton County is divided into six 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
Cimarron 13350 67 0 (1) 173 (67) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′11″N, 101°46′45″W
Jones 35650 17 0 (0) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°1′4″N, 101°56′56″W
Richfield 59225 218 0 (1) 649 (251) 0 (0) 0 % 37°14′37″N, 101°42′36″W
Rolla 60925 Rolla 650 2 (5) 373 (144) 0 (0) 0 % 37°6′46″N, 101°37′42″W
Taloga 69975 Elkhart 2,437 17 (44) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°0′22″N, 101°53′42″W
Westola 77225 107 0 (1) 412 (159) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°14′19″N, 101°58′40″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Rolla USD 217
  • Elkhart USD 218

See also

Points of Interest

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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