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

718 sq mi (1,861 km²)
718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.03%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

3,406
4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Alexander Rush
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.rushcounty.org

Rush County (standard abbreviation: RH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,551. The largest city and county seat is La Crosse.

Contents

Law and government

Rush 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

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,861 km²), of which, 718 square miles (1,860 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 6,134
1910 7,826 27.6%
1920 8,360 6.8%
1930 9,093 8.8%
1940 8,285 −8.9%
1950 7,231 −12.7%
1960 6,160 −14.8%
1970 5,117 −16.9%
1980 4,516 −11.7%
1990 3,842 −14.9%
2000 3,551 −7.6%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,551 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.45% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,548 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 31.70% 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 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,268, and the median income for a family was $38,821. Males had a median income of $25,408 versus $20,307 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,033. About 6.70% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rush County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community

Townships

Rush 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
Alexander-Belle Prairie 01087 139 1 (2) 220 (85) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°27′23″N 99°31′49″W / 38.45639°N 99.53028°W / 38.45639; -99.53028
Banner 04075 191 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°25′53″N 99°11′28″W / 38.43139°N 99.19111°W / 38.43139; -99.19111
Big Timber 06775 164 1 (3) 122 (47) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°39′1″N 99°18′54″W / 38.65028°N 99.315°W / 38.65028; -99.315
Center 12125 256 2 (5) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°26′6″N 99°18′13″W / 38.435°N 99.30361°W / 38.435; -99.30361
Garfield 25800 132 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°25′15″N 99°4′45″W / 38.42083°N 99.07917°W / 38.42083; -99.07917
Hampton-Fairview 29812 304 1 (3) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.11% 38°37′32″N 99°30′12″W / 38.62556°N 99.50333°W / 38.62556; -99.50333
Illinois 33750 47 0 (1) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°38′48″N 99°11′28″W / 38.64667°N 99.19111°W / 38.64667; -99.19111
La Crosse-Brookdale 37525 1,475 7 (17) 218 (84) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°32′2″N 99°20′15″W / 38.53389°N 99.3375°W / 38.53389; -99.3375
Lone Star 42500 319 3 (8) 110 (42) 0 (0) 0 % 38°31′21″N 99°11′46″W / 38.5225°N 99.19611°W / 38.5225; -99.19611
Pioneer 55950 426 4 (10) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°32′13″N 99°4′4″W / 38.53694°N 99.06778°W / 38.53694; -99.06778
Pleasantdale 56325 33 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°38′20″N 99°5′17″W / 38.63889°N 99.08806°W / 38.63889; -99.08806
Union 72350 65 0 (1) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°26′4″N 99°25′47″W / 38.43444°N 99.42972°W / 38.43444; -99.42972

Education

Unified school districts

  • LaCrosse USD 395
  • Otis-Bison USD 403

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.  

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Rush County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Rush 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 La Crosse
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.03%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

3406
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.rushcounty.org
Named for: Alexander Rush

Rush County (standard abbreviation: RH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 3,551. The largest city and county seat is La Crosse.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,861 km² (718 sq mi). 1,860 km² (718 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 3,551 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.45% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,548 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 31.70% 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 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,268, and the median income for a family was $38,821. Males had a median income of $25,408 versus $20,307 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,033. About 6.70% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Rush County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Rush 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
Alexander-Belle Prairie 01087 139 1 (2) 220 (85) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°27′23″N, 99°31′49″W
Banner 04075 191 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°25′53″N, 99°11′28″W
Big Timber 06775 164 1 (3) 122 (47) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°39′1″N, 99°18′54″W
Center 12125 256 2 (5) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 38°26′6″N, 99°18′13″W
Garfield 25800 132 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°25′15″N, 99°4′45″W
Hampton-Fairview 29812 304 1 (3) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.11% 38°37′32″N, 99°30′12″W
Illinois 33750 47 0 (1) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°38′48″N, 99°11′28″W
La Crosse-Brookdale 37525 1,475 7 (17) 218 (84) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°32′2″N, 99°20′15″W
Lone Star 42500 319 3 (8) 110 (42) 0 (0) 0 % 38°31′21″N, 99°11′46″W
Pioneer 55950 426 4 (10) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°32′13″N, 99°4′4″W
Pleasantdale 56325 33 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°38′20″N, 99°5′17″W
Union 72350 65 0 (1) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°26′4″N, 99°25′47″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • LaCrosse USD 395
  • Otis-Bison USD 403

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

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