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

895 sq mi (2,319 km²)
888 sq mi (2,301 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.78%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

5,351
6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Rooks County (standard abbreviation: RO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 5,685. The county seat is Stockton. The county was named for Private John C. Rooks of the 11th Kansas Infantry who died at the Battle of Prairie Grove near Fayetteville, Arkansas, during the Civil War.[1]

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 895 square miles (2,319 km²), of which, 888 square miles (2,301 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 7,960
1910 11,282 41.7%
1920 9,966 −11.7%
1930 9,534 −4.3%
1940 8,497 −10.9%
1950 9,043 6.4%
1960 9,734 7.6%
1970 7,628 −21.6%
1980 7,006 −8.2%
1990 6,039 −13.8%
2000 5,685 −5.9%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,685 people, 2,362 households, and 1,556 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,758 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.13% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,362 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 7.20% 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 18.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,457, and the median income for a family was $36,931. Males had a median income of $26,794 versus $18,389 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,588. About 7.30% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rooks County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Rooks County is divided into twelve 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
Township 1 71203 280 1 (3) 276 (107) 1 (0) 0.23% 39°27′6″N 99°6′8″W / 39.45167°N 99.10222°W / 39.45167; -99.10222
Township 2 71207 382 1 (4) 278 (107) 1 (0) 0.25% 39°26′33″N 99°13′22″W / 39.4425°N 99.22278°W / 39.4425; -99.22278
Township 3 71211 Stockton 1,489 8 (21) 184 (71) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°27′13″N 99°17′35″W / 39.45361°N 99.29306°W / 39.45361; -99.29306
Township 4 71215 27 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°21′11″N 99°18′36″W / 39.35306°N 99.31°W / 39.35306; -99.31
Township 5 71219 74 0 (1) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°30′10″N 99°30′0″W / 39.50278°N 99.5°W / 39.50278; -99.5
Township 6 71224 60 0 (1) 173 (67) 13 (5) 7.13% 39°24′44″N 99°26′24″W / 39.41222°N 99.44°W / 39.41222; -99.44
Township 7 71229 218 2 (6) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.93% 39°20′37″N 99°33′24″W / 39.34361°N 99.55667°W / 39.34361; -99.55667
Township 8 71234 344 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°15′20″N 99°33′33″W / 39.25556°N 99.55917°W / 39.25556; -99.55917
Township 9 71239 51 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°10′31″N 99°32′20″W / 39.17528°N 99.53889°W / 39.17528; -99.53889
Township 10 71243 197 1 (3) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°14′5″N 99°26′0″W / 39.23472°N 99.433333°W / 39.23472; -99.433333
Township 11 71246 Plainville 2,380 9 (22) 279 (108) 1 (0) 0.44% 39°14′13″N 99°17′39″W / 39.23694°N 99.29417°W / 39.23694; -99.29417
Township 12 71249 183 1 (2) 277 (107) 1 (0) 0.24% 39°12′56″N 99°9′10″W / 39.21556°N 99.15278°W / 39.21556; -99.15278

Education

Unified school districts

  • Palco USD 269
  • Plainville USD 270
  • Stockton USD 271

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

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 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26.  
  3. ^ "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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Rooks County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Rooks 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 Stockton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.78%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

5351
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Rooks County (standard abbreviation: RO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 5,685. The county seat is Stockton.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,319 km² (895 sq mi). 2,301 km² (888 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.78%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 5,685 people, 2,362 households, and 1,556 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 2,758 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.13% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,362 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 7.20% 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 18.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 21.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,457, and the median income for a family was $36,931. Males had a median income of $26,794 versus $18,389 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,588. About 7.30% of families and 9.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rooks County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Rooks County is divided into twelve 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
Township No. 1 71203 280 1 (3) 276 (107) 1 (0) 0.23% 39°27′6″N, 99°6′8″W
Township No. 2 71207 382 1 (4) 278 (107) 1 (0) 0.25% 39°26′33″N, 99°13′22″W
Township No. 3 71211 Stockton 1,489 8 (21) 184 (71) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°27′13″N, 99°17′35″W
Township No. 4 71215 27 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°21′11″N, 99°18′36″W
Township No. 5 71219 74 0 (1) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°30′10″N, 99°30′0″W
Township No. 6 71224 60 0 (1) 173 (67) 13 (5) 7.13% 39°24′44″N, 99°26′24″W
Township No. 7 71229 218 2 (6) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.93% 39°20′37″N, 99°33′24″W
Township No. 8 71234 344 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°15′20″N, 99°33′33″W
Township No. 9 71239 51 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°10′31″N, 99°32′20″W
Township No. 10 71243 197 1 (3) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°14′5″N, 99°26′0″W
Township No. 11 71246 Plainville 2,380 9 (22) 279 (108) 1 (0) 0.44% 39°14′13″N, 99°17′39″W
Township No. 12 71249 183 1 (2) 277 (107) 1 (0) 0.24% 39°12′56″N, 99°9′10″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Palco USD 269
  • Plainville USD 270
  • Stockton USD 271

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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