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

722 sq mi (1,870 km²)
721 sq mi (1,868 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.11%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

6,123
8.5/sq mi (3.3/km²)
Founded February 27, 1860
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Ottawa County (standard abbreviation: OT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,163. The largest city and county seat is Minneapolis.

Ottawa County is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Ottawa County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2006, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,870 km²), of which, 721 square miles (1,868 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

Geographic features

The Solomon River is the longest river in the county, entering from Cloud County to the northwest and exiting to Saline County to the southeast. The Saline River traverses the southwestern portion of the county, going from Lincoln County to Saline County.

The largest lake is Ottawa State Fishing Lake, a 111 acre reservoir to the east of Minneapolis.[2] It is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 11,182
1910 11,811 5.6%
1920 10,714 −9.3%
1930 9,819 −8.4%
1940 9,224 −6.1%
1950 7,265 −21.2%
1960 6,779 −6.7%
1970 6,183 −8.8%
1980 5,971 −3.4%
1990 5,634 −5.6%
2000 6,163 9.4%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,163 people, 2,430 households, and 1,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,755 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,430 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,009, and the median income for a family was $46,033. Males had a median income of $30,761 versus $21,380 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,663. About 5.10% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ottawa County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Ottawa County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Minneapolis 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
Bennington 06100 1,116 10 (27) 109 (42) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°0′31″N 97°36′20″W / 39.00861°N 97.60556°W / 39.00861; -97.60556
Blaine 07150 111 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°10′7″N 97°39′50″W / 39.16861°N 97.66389°W / 39.16861; -97.66389
Buckeye 08975 101 1 (3) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°0′4″N 97°31′20″W / 39.00111°N 97.52222°W / 39.00111; -97.52222
Center 11975 72 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°6′53″N 97°44′39″W / 39.11472°N 97.74417°W / 39.11472; -97.74417
Chapman 12575 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°16′47″N 97°24′53″W / 39.27972°N 97.41472°W / 39.27972; -97.41472
Concord 15175 209 2 (6) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°5′9″N 97°39′37″W / 39.08583°N 97.66028°W / 39.08583; -97.66028
Culver 16725 318 3 (9) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°59′40″N 97°46′14″W / 38.99444°N 97.77056°W / 38.99444; -97.77056
Durham 19075 25 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°9′57″N 97°24′54″W / 39.16583°N 97.415°W / 39.16583; -97.415
Fountain 24075 190 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°10′6″N 97°53′1″W / 39.16833°N 97.88361°W / 39.16833; -97.88361
Garfield 25725 95 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°10′37″N 97°45′5″W / 39.17694°N 97.75139°W / 39.17694; -97.75139
Grant 27900 93 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°9′53″N 97°33′14″W / 39.16472°N 97.55389°W / 39.16472; -97.55389
Henry 31325 22 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°6′18″N 97°53′6″W / 39.105°N 97.885°W / 39.105; -97.885
Lincoln 40950 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°59′31″N 97°26′13″W / 38.99194°N 97.43694°W / 38.99194; -97.43694
Logan 42050 82 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°15′4″N 97°38′29″W / 39.25111°N 97.64139°W / 39.25111; -97.64139
Morton 48500 498 5 (14) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°0′32″N 97°52′23″W / 39.00889°N 97.87306°W / 39.00889; -97.87306
Ottawa 53600 49 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°4′1″N 97°26′11″W / 39.06694°N 97.43639°W / 39.06694; -97.43639
Richland 59500 218 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.51% 39°5′45″N 97°32′53″W / 39.09583°N 97.54806°W / 39.09583; -97.54806
Sheridan 64725 589 6 (16) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°16′3″N 97°46′2″W / 39.2675°N 97.76722°W / 39.2675; -97.76722
Sherman 65025 67 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°16′1″N 97°32′27″W / 39.26694°N 97.54083°W / 39.26694; -97.54083
Stanton 67950 52 1 (1) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°15′21″N 97°52′45″W / 39.25583°N 97.87917°W / 39.25583; -97.87917

Education

Unified school districts

  • North Ottawa County USD 239
  • Twin Valley USD 240

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

External links

General county information
County Level Data

References


Genealogy

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Ottawa County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Ottawa County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 27, 1860
Seat Minneapolis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.11%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

6123
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Ottawa County (standard abbreviation: OT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 6,163. The largest city and county seat is Minneapolis.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,870 km² (722 sq mi). 1,868 km² (721 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.11%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 6,163 people, 2,430 households, and 1,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,755 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,430 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,009, and the median income for a family was $46,033. Males had a median income of $30,761 versus $21,380 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,663. About 5.10% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Ottawa County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Ottawa County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Minneapolis 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
Bennington 06100 1,116 10 (27) 109 (42) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°0′31″N, 97°36′20″W
Blaine 07150 111 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°10′7″N, 97°39′50″W
Buckeye 08975 101 1 (3) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°0′4″N, 97°31′20″W
Center 11975 72 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°6′53″N, 97°44′39″W
Chapman 12575 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°16′47″N, 97°24′53″W
Concord 15175 209 2 (6) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°5′9″N, 97°39′37″W
Culver 16725 318 3 (9) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°59′40″N, 97°46′14″W
Durham 19075 25 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°9′57″N, 97°24′54″W
Fountain 24075 190 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°10′6″N, 97°53′1″W
Garfield 25725 95 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°10′37″N, 97°45′5″W
Grant 27900 93 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°9′53″N, 97°33′14″W
Henry 31325 22 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°6′18″N, 97°53′6″W
Lincoln 40950 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°59′31″N, 97°26′13″W
Logan 42050 82 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°15′4″N, 97°38′29″W
Morton 48500 498 5 (14) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°0′32″N, 97°52′23″W
Ottawa 53600 49 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°4′1″N, 97°26′11″W
Richland 59500 218 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.51% 39°5′45″N, 97°32′53″W
Sheridan 64725 589 6 (16) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°16′3″N, 97°46′2″W
Sherman 65025 67 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°16′1″N, 97°32′27″W
Stanton 67950 52 1 (1) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°15′21″N, 97°52′45″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • North Ottawa County USD 239
  • Twin Valley USD 240

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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County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Kansas  +
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