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

720 sq mi (1,866 km²)
716 sq mi (1,855 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.55%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

5,164
7.2/sq mi (2.8/km²)
Founded February 27, 1860
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Republic County (standard abbreviation: RP) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 5,835. The largest city and county seat is Belleville.

Contents

Law and government

Republic County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Geography

June 24, 1947 flood of the Republican River on the border of Jewell County, Kansas and Republic County, Kansas near Hardy, Nebraska and Webber, Kansas, just south of Nebraska NE-8 on Kansas 1 Rd/CR-1 bridge over the Republican River. The normal flood stage for the river is at the tree line in the foreground.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,866 km²), of which, 716 square miles (1,855 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,248
1910 17,447 −4.4%
1920 15,855 −9.1%
1930 14,745 −7.0%
1940 13,124 −11.0%
1950 11,478 −12.5%
1960 9,768 −14.9%
1970 8,498 −13.0%
1980 7,569 −10.9%
1990 6,482 −14.4%
2000 5,835 −10.0%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,835 people, 2,557 households, and 1,685 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,113 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.1% were of German, 13.6% Swedish, 12.4% Czech, 9.2% English, 9.0% Irish and 8.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid

There were 2,557 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.00% 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 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,494, and the median income for a family was $39,215. Males had a median income of $25,260 versus $17,274 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,433. About 6.00% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Republic County was first settled around 1860 by Daniel and Conrad Myers. The territory was principally inhabited by Pawnees, Iowas, and Otoes who greeted the incoming settlers - mostly farmers - peaceably. By 1868, Republic County was holding elections.

During the late 1800s, Belleville became the urban center for the immigrants that were attracted to the surrounding areas, most notably from Sweden and Bohemia (now Czech Republic).

Cities and towns

Map of Republic County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated cities

Townships

Republic County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Belleville 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
Albion 00900 174 2 (5) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°57′35″N 97°25′29″W / 39.95972°N 97.42472°W / 39.95972; -97.42472
Beaver 05150 137 2 (4) 91 (35) 3 (1) 3.04% 39°42′17″N 97°51′59″W / 39.70472°N 97.86639°W / 39.70472; -97.86639
Belleville 05625 231 3 (7) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°47′14″N 97°38′35″W / 39.78722°N 97.64306°W / 39.78722; -97.64306
Big Bend 06550 242 3 (7) 92 (35) 1 (0) 1.39% 39°57′0″N 97°50′53″W / 39.95°N 97.84806°W / 39.95; -97.84806
Courtland 16050 450 5 (12) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°46′56″N 97°52′51″W / 39.78222°N 97.88083°W / 39.78222; -97.88083
Elk Creek 20275 175 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°42′16″N 97°25′41″W / 39.70444°N 97.42806°W / 39.70444; -97.42806
Fairview 22575 155 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.49% 39°52′50″N 97°31′54″W / 39.88056°N 97.53167°W / 39.88056; -97.53167
Farmington 23200 81 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°52′20″N 97°25′24″W / 39.87222°N 97.42333°W / 39.87222; -97.42333
Freedom 24675 186 2 (5) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.28% 39°51′31″N 97°38′26″W / 39.85861°N 97.64056°W / 39.85861; -97.64056
Grant 28050 77 1 (2) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°42′5″N 97°32′31″W / 39.70139°N 97.54194°W / 39.70139; -97.54194
Jefferson 35325 107 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′29″N 97°32′33″W / 39.79139°N 97.5425°W / 39.79139; -97.5425
Liberty 40325 52 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°57′2″N 97°38′30″W / 39.95056°N 97.64167°W / 39.95056; -97.64167
Lincoln 41075 103 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°41′58″N 97°38′57″W / 39.69944°N 97.64917°W / 39.69944; -97.64917
Norway 51575 163 2 (5) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.19% 39°42′17″N 97°46′9″W / 39.70472°N 97.76917°W / 39.70472; -97.76917
Richland 59575 318 3 (9) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°47′30″N 97°26′4″W / 39.79167°N 97.43444°W / 39.79167; -97.43444
Rose Creek 61200 170 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.44% 39°57′27″N 97°32′13″W / 39.9575°N 97.53694°W / 39.9575; -97.53694
Scandia 63375 541 6 (15) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.23% 39°47′28″N 97°46′27″W / 39.79111°N 97.77417°W / 39.79111; -97.77417
Union 72300 51 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°52′0″N 97°46′5″W / 39.866667°N 97.76806°W / 39.866667; -97.76806
Washington 75700 95 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°57′57″N 97°45′14″W / 39.96583°N 97.75389°W / 39.96583; -97.75389
White Rock 77975 88 1 (2) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.09% 39°52′34″N 97°51′54″W / 39.87611°N 97.865°W / 39.87611; -97.865

Education

Unified school districts

  • Pike Valley USD 426
  • Republic County USD 109

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 2007-12-28.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Local History and Genealogy
Official websites
General county information
County Level Data

Genealogy

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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.55%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

5164
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Republic County (standard abbreviation: RP) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 5,835. The largest city and county seat is Belleville.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,866 km² (720 sq mi). 1,855 km² (716 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 5,835 people, 2,557 households, and 1,685 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,113 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,557 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.00% 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 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.30% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 26.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,494, and the median income for a family was $39,215. Males had a median income of $25,260 versus $17,274 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,433. About 6.00% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Republic County was first settled around 1860 by Daniel and Conrad Myers. The territory was principally inhabited by Pawnees, Iowas, and Otoes who greeted the incoming settlers - mostly farmers - peaceably. By 1868, Republic County was holding elections.

During the late 1800s, Belleville became the urban center for the immigrants that were attracted to the surrounding areas, most notably from Sweden and Bohemia (now Czech Republic).

Cities and towns

Map of Republic County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated cities

Townships

Republic County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Belleville 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
Albion 00900 174 2 (5) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°57′35″N, 97°25′29″W
Beaver 05150 137 2 (4) 91 (35) 3 (1) 3.04% 39°42′17″N, 97°51′59″W
Belleville 05625 231 3 (7) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°47′14″N, 97°38′35″W
Big Bend 06550 242 3 (7) 92 (35) 1 (0) 1.39% 39°57′0″N, 97°50′53″W
Courtland 16050 450 5 (12) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°46′56″N, 97°52′51″W
Elk Creek 20275 175 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°42′16″N, 97°25′41″W
Fairview 22575 155 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.49% 39°52′50″N, 97°31′54″W
Farmington 23200 81 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°52′20″N, 97°25′24″W
Freedom 24675 186 2 (5) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.28% 39°51′31″N, 97°38′26″W
Grant 28050 77 1 (2) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°42′5″N, 97°32′31″W
Jefferson 35325 107 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′29″N, 97°32′33″W
Liberty 40325 52 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°57′2″N, 97°38′30″W
Lincoln 41075 103 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°41′58″N, 97°38′57″W
Norway 51575 163 2 (5) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.19% 39°42′17″N, 97°46′9″W
Richland 59575 318 3 (9) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°47′30″N, 97°26′4″W
Rose Creek 61200 170 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.44% 39°57′27″N, 97°32′13″W
Scandia 63375 541 6 (15) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.23% 39°47′28″N, 97°46′27″W
Union 72300 51 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°51′60″N, 97°46′5″W
Washington 75700 95 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°57′57″N, 97°45′14″W
White Rock 77975 88 1 (2) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.09% 39°52′34″N, 97°51′54″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Pike Valley USD 426
  • Republic County USD 109

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

Local History and Genealogy
Official websites
General county information
County Level Data
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County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Kansas  +
Short name Republic County  +

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