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

1,070 sq mi (2,771 km²)
1,070 sq mi (2,770 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

2,672
2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²)
Founded March 20, 1873
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Rawlins County (standard abbreviation: RA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 2,966. The largest city and county seat is Atwood. It was named after Union Civil War General John Aaron Rawlins.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2002, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

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Politics

The county is part of the highly Republican Kansas's 1st congressional district. It has favored the Republican candidate for President in each of the last eighteen elections. The last Democrat to carry the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[2] In the last five Presidential elections the Democratic candidate has never received more than 21% of the county's vote.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles (2,771 km²), of which, 1,070 square miles (2,770 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 5,241
1910 6,380 21.7%
1920 6,799 6.6%
1930 7,362 8.3%
1940 6,618 −10.1%
1950 5,728 −13.4%
1960 5,279 −7.8%
1970 4,393 −16.8%
1980 4,105 −6.6%
1990 3,404 −17.1%
2000 2,966 −12.9%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,966 people, 1,269 households, and 846 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,565 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.52% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,269 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 3.80% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,105, and the median income for a family was $40,074. Males had a median income of $26,719 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,161. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rawlins County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Rawlins County is divided into ten 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
Achilles 00175 83 1 (2) 132 (51) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°42′13″N 100°48′38″W / 39.70361°N 100.81056°W / 39.70361; -100.81056
Atwood 03175 1,330 74 (192) 18 (7) 0 (0) 0.88% 39°48′38″N 101°2′34″W / 39.81056°N 101.04278°W / 39.81056; -101.04278
Center 12037 363 1 (1) 690 (266) 0 (0) 0 % 39°43′11″N 101°3′56″W / 39.71972°N 101.06556°W / 39.71972; -101.06556
Driftwood 18675 84 0 (1) 185 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 39°57′56″N 101°4′59″W / 39.96556°N 101.08306°W / 39.96556; -101.08306
Herl 31462 386 1 (2) 491 (190) 0 (0) 0 % 39°49′24″N 100°49′54″W / 39.82333°N 100.83167°W / 39.82333; -100.83167
Jefferson 35300 34 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°36′42″N 100°48′31″W / 39.61167°N 100.80861°W / 39.61167; -100.80861
Ludell 43200 136 1 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°51′30″N 100°57′1″W / 39.85833°N 100.95028°W / 39.85833; -100.95028
Mirage 47175 43 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°38′53″N 101°14′2″W / 39.64806°N 101.23389°W / 39.64806; -101.23389
Rocewood 60362 448 1 (2) 742 (287) 0 (0) 0 % 39°48′17″N 101°18′59″W / 39.80472°N 101.31639°W / 39.80472; -101.31639
Union 72275 59 1 (1) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′51″N 100°53′55″W / 39.78083°N 100.89861°W / 39.78083; -100.89861

Education

Unified school districts

  • Rawlins County USD 105

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 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26.  
  2. ^ Geographie Electorale
  3. ^ The New York Times electoral map (Zoom in on Kansas)
  4. ^ "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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Rawlins County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Rawlins 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 Atwood
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.01%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

2672
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Rawlins County (standard abbreviation: RA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 2,966. The largest city and county seat is Atwood.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,771 km² (1,070 sq mi). 2,770 km² (1,070 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 2,966 people, 1,269 households, and 846 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,565 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.52% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,269 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 3.80% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 25.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,105, and the median income for a family was $40,074. Males had a median income of $26,719 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,161. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rawlins County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Rawlins County is divided into ten 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
Achilles 00175 83 1 (2) 132 (51) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°42′13″N, 100°48′38″W
Atwood 03175 1,330 74 (192) 18 (7) 0 (0) 0.88% 39°48′38″N, 101°2′34″W
Center 12037 363 1 (1) 690 (266) 0 (0) 0 % 39°43′11″N, 101°3′56″W
Driftwood 18675 84 0 (1) 185 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 39°57′56″N, 101°4′59″W
Herl 31462 386 1 (2) 491 (190) 0 (0) 0 % 39°49′24″N, 100°49′54″W
Jefferson 35300 34 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°36′42″N, 100°48′31″W
Ludell 43200 136 1 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°51′30″N, 100°57′1″W
Mirage 47175 43 0 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0 % 39°38′53″N, 101°14′2″W
Rocewood 60362 448 1 (2) 742 (287) 0 (0) 0 % 39°48′17″N, 101°18′59″W
Union 72275 59 1 (1) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′51″N, 100°53′55″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Rawlins County USD 105

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
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