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

894 sq mi (2,316 km²)
892 sq mi (2,311 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.21%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

4,050
4.5/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Osborne County (standard abbreviation: OB) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 4,452. The largest city and county seat is Osborne. Osborne County was named after Sergeant Vincent B. Osborne, Second Kansas Cavalry, who was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek during the Civil War.[1]

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, Osborne County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 894 square miles (2,316 km²), of which, 892 square miles (2,311 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

The geodetic center of North America is located within the county.[1] The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in neighboring Smith County.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 11,844
1910 12,827 8.3%
1920 12,441 −3.0%
1930 11,568 −7.0%
1940 9,835 −15.0%
1950 8,558 −13.0%
1960 7,506 −12.3%
1970 6,416 −14.5%
1980 5,959 −7.1%
1990 4,867 −18.3%
2000 4,452 −8.5%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,452 people, 1,940 households, and 1,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,419 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.61% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,940 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 35.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,145, and the median income for a family was $35,438. Males had a median income of $24,736 versus $16,516 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,236. About 7.20% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Osborne County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Academy
  • Bloomington
  • Bristow
  • Cheyenne
  • Covert
  • Delhi
  • Grand Center
  • Kill Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Vincent

Townships

Osborne County is divided into twenty-three townships. The city of Osborne is considered governmentally independent and is 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.

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
Bethany 06425 Portis 199 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′58″N 98°39′54″W / 39.53278°N 98.665°W / 39.53278; -98.665
Bloom 07400 81 1 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°20′9″N 98°33′7″W / 39.33583°N 98.55194°W / 39.33583; -98.55194
Corinth 15625 51 1 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°25′38″N 98°32′32″W / 39.42722°N 98.54222°W / 39.42722; -98.54222
Covert 16100 19 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°15′25″N 98°46′49″W / 39.25694°N 98.78028°W / 39.25694; -98.78028
Delhi 17500 37 0 (1) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.31% 39°11′46″N 98°32′11″W / 39.19611°N 98.53639°W / 39.19611; -98.53639
Grant 27875 28 0 (1) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.55% 39°31′0″N 98°59′6″W / 39.516667°N 98.985°W / 39.516667; -98.985
Hancock 29825 21 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′36″N 98°38′36″W / 39.36°N 98.64333°W / 39.36; -98.64333
Hawkeye 30850 36 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.46% 39°32′24″N 98°51′34″W / 39.54°N 98.85944°W / 39.54; -98.85944
Independence 33925 32 0 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′31″N 98°45′36″W / 39.35861°N 98.76°W / 39.35861; -98.76
Jackson 34875 42 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°11′2″N 98°38′54″W / 39.18389°N 98.64833°W / 39.18389; -98.64833
Kill Creek 36750 35 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°21′9″N 98°52′52″W / 39.3525°N 98.88111°W / 39.3525; -98.88111
Lawrence 38925 37 0 (1) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°31′56″N 98°45′56″W / 39.53222°N 98.76556°W / 39.53222; -98.76556
Liberty 40300 31 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°11′33″N 98°54′29″W / 39.1925°N 98.90806°W / 39.1925; -98.90806
Mount Ayr 48875 41 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°21′0″N 98°59′11″W / 39.35°N 98.98639°W / 39.35; -98.98639
Natoma 49450 Natoma 402 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34% 39°11′8″N 99°0′49″W / 39.18556°N 99.01361°W / 39.18556; -99.01361
Penn 55350 129 1 (3) 119 (46) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°26′29″N 98°39′59″W / 39.44139°N 98.66639°W / 39.44139; -98.66639
Ross 61375 Downs 1,166 13 (33) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.81% 39°30′30″N 98°32′46″W / 39.50833°N 98.54611°W / 39.50833; -98.54611
Round Mound 61475 59 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°16′23″N 99°0′7″W / 39.27306°N 99.00194°W / 39.27306; -99.00194
Sumner 69150 Alton 206 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°27′19″N 98°58′14″W / 39.45528°N 98.97056°W / 39.45528; -98.97056
Tilden 70575 116 1 (3) 107 (41) 0 (0) 0.21% 39°26′15″N 98°48′58″W / 39.4375°N 98.81611°W / 39.4375; -98.81611
Valley 73000 37 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°9′52″N 98°45′44″W / 39.16444°N 98.76222°W / 39.16444; -98.76222
Victor 73750 24 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°16′16″N 98°53′13″W / 39.27111°N 98.88694°W / 39.27111; -98.88694
Winfield 79975 16 0 (0) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°15′35″N 98°40′7″W / 39.25972°N 98.66861°W / 39.25972; -98.66861

Education

Unified school districts

  • Waconda USD 272
  • Osborne USD 392 Web Site
  • Natoma/Paradise/Waldo USD 399 Web Site

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

External links

General county information
County Level Data

References

  1. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  2. ^ "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.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.21%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

4050
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Osborne County (standard abbreviation: OB) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 4,452. The largest city and county seat is Osborne.

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, Osborne County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,316 km² (894 sq mi). 2,311 km² (892 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.21%) is water.

The geodetic center of North America is located within the county.[1] The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in neighboring Smith County.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 4,452 people, 1,940 households, and 1,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 2,419 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.61% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,940 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 35.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,145, and the median income for a family was $35,438. Males had a median income of $24,736 versus $16,516 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,236. About 7.20% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Osborne County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Academy
  • Bloomington
  • Bristow
  • Cheyenne
  • Covert
  • Delhi
  • Grand Center
  • Kill Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Vincent

Townships

Osborne County is divided into twenty-three townships. The city of Osborne is considered governmentally independent and is 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.

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
Bethany 06425 Portis 199 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′58″N, 98°39′54″W
Bloom 07400 81 1 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°20′9″N, 98°33′7″W
Corinth 15625 51 1 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°25′38″N, 98°32′32″W
Covert 16100 19 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°15′25″N, 98°46′49″W
Delhi 17500 37 0 (1) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.31% 39°11′46″N, 98°32′11″W
Grant 27875 28 0 (1) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.55% 39°31′0″N, 98°59′6″W
Hancock 29825 21 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′36″N, 98°38′36″W
Hawkeye 30850 36 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.46% 39°32′24″N, 98°51′34″W
Independence 33925 32 0 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′31″N, 98°45′36″W
Jackson 34875 42 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°11′2″N, 98°38′54″W
Kill Creek 36750 35 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°21′9″N, 98°52′52″W
Lawrence 38925 37 0 (1) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°31′56″N, 98°45′56″W
Liberty 40300 31 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°11′33″N, 98°54′29″W
Mount Ayr 48875 41 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°21′0″N, 98°59′11″W
Natoma 49450 Natoma 402 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34% 39°11′8″N, 99°0′49″W
Penn 55350 129 1 (3) 119 (46) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°26′29″N, 98°39′59″W
Ross 61375 Downs 1,166 13 (33) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.81% 39°30′30″N, 98°32′46″W
Round Mound 61475 59 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°16′23″N, 99°0′7″W
Sumner 69150 Alton 206 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°27′19″N, 98°58′14″W
Tilden 70575 116 1 (3) 107 (41) 0 (0) 0.21% 39°26′15″N, 98°48′58″W
Valley 73000 37 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°9′52″N, 98°45′44″W
Victor 73750 24 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°16′16″N, 98°53′13″W
Winfield 79975 16 0 (0) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°15′35″N, 98°40′7″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Waconda USD 272
  • Osborne USD 392
  • Natoma/Paradise/Waldo USD 399 Web Site

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

External links

General county information
County Level Data

References

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