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

899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
885 sq mi (2,291 km²)
14 sq mi (37 km²), 1.59%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

6,845
7.7/sq mi (3.0/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Alva P. Russell
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.russell.kansasgov.com

Russell County (standard abbreviation: RS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 7,370. The largest city and county seat is Russell.

Contents

Law and government

Russell 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 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which, 885 square miles (2,291 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (37 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Highways

The city of Russell is the junction of Interstate 70, a major east-west highway through the Midwestern United States, and U.S. Route 281, which begins at the United States-Canadian border in North Dakota and ends at the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. I-70 also runs through Gorham on the western end of the county and Dorrance on the eastern end. Hays is 30 miles (48 km) west of Russell and Salina is 67 miles (108 km) east of Russell.

Further along I-70, Russell is approximately 250 miles (400 km) west of Kansas City, Missouri and 360 miles (580 km) east of Denver, Colorado.

K-18, a major east-west state highway in northern Kansas, enters from Osborne County to the west and runs through Paradise before joining up with US 281 through Waldo. US 281 and K-18 split again at the city limits of Luray, and K-18 continues east through Lucas and into Lincoln County. US 281 heads north into Osborne County.

South of I-70, US 281 heads into Barton County and towards the city of Great Bend.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 8,489
1910 10,800 27.2%
1920 10,748 −0.5%
1930 11,045 2.8%
1940 13,464 21.9%
1950 13,406 −0.4%
1960 11,348 −15.4%
1970 9,428 −16.9%
1980 8,868 −5.9%
1990 7,835 −11.6%
2000 7,370 −5.9%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,370 people, 3,207 households, and 2,020 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,871 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 3,207 households out of which 25.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% were non-families. 32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% 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 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 24.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,284, and the median income for a family was $40,355. Males had a median income of $25,916 versus $17,957 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,073. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Russell County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Russell County is divided into twelve townships. The city of Russell 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
Big Creek 06700 515 3 (7) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°51′40″N 98°59′8″W / 38.86111°N 98.98556°W / 38.86111; -98.98556
Center 12150 255 1 (2) 359 (139) 9 (3) 2.41% 38°51′7″N 98°40′29″W / 38.85194°N 98.67472°W / 38.85194; -98.67472
Fairfield 22200 42 0 (1) 104 (40) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°44′37″N 98°46′0″W / 38.74361°N 98.766667°W / 38.74361; -98.766667
Fairview 22650 526 3 (7) 185 (71) 1 (1) 0.77% 39°2′16″N 98°31′54″W / 39.03778°N 98.53167°W / 39.03778; -98.53167
Grant 28100 159 1 (3) 135 (52) 0 (0) 0.18% 38°49′41″N 98°50′31″W / 38.82806°N 98.84194°W / 38.82806; -98.84194
Lincoln 41125 147 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°44′40″N 98°51′54″W / 38.74444°N 98.865°W / 38.74444; -98.865
Luray 43275 270 1 (4) 183 (71) 2 (1) 0.94% 39°5′6″N 98°40′3″W / 39.085°N 98.6675°W / 39.085; -98.6675
Paradise 54350 169 0 (1) 372 (144) 1 (0) 0.16% 39°3′9″N 98°55′31″W / 39.0525°N 98.92528°W / 39.0525; -98.92528
Plymouth 56925 319 1 (3) 255 (98) 24 (9) 8.50% 38°50′46″N 98°33′4″W / 38.84611°N 98.55111°W / 38.84611; -98.55111
Russell 61850 89 1 (2) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°54′40″N 98°51′27″W / 38.91111°N 98.8575°W / 38.91111; -98.8575
Waldo 74600 108 1 (2) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°3′10″N 98°46′14″W / 39.05278°N 98.77056°W / 39.05278; -98.77056
Winterset 80125 75 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°44′15″N 98°59′30″W / 38.7375°N 98.99167°W / 38.7375; -98.99167

Education

Unified school districts

Claims to Fame

Russell, the county seat, was the home of former U.S. Senate Majority leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Robert Dole for many years. It was also the boyhood home of U.S. Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania, who was born in Wichita.

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

The Russell County Fair is located in Russell, KS, just off Interstate 70. Held the first week of August, the fair includes carnival rides, free entertainment stage, displays, and livestock shows. http://www.russellfair.org


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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.59%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

6845
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.russell.kansasgov.com
Named for: Alva P. Russell

Russell County (standard abbreviation: RS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 7,370. The largest city and county seat is Russell.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 km² (899 sq mi). 2,291 km² (885 sq mi) of it is land and 37 km² (14 sq mi) of it (1.59%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Highways

The city of Russell is the junction of Interstate 70, a major east-west highway through the Midwestern United States, and US Highway 281, which begins at the United States-Canadian border in North Dakota and ends at the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. I-70 also runs through Gorham on the western end of the county and Dorrance on the eastern end. Hays is 30 miles west of Russell and Salina is 67 miles east of Russell.

Further along I-70, Russell is approximately 250 miles west of Kansas City and 360 miles east of Denver.

Kansas Highway 18, a major east-west state highway in northern Kansas, enters from Osborne County to the west and runs through Paradise before joining up with US 281 through Waldo. US 281 and K-18 split again at the city limits of Luray, and K-18 continues east through Lucas and into Lincoln County. US 281 heads north into Osborne County.

South of I-70, US 281 heads into Barton County and towards the city of Great Bend.

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 7,370 people, 3,207 households, and 2,020 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 3,871 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.58% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 3,207 households out of which 25.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.40% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% were non-families. 32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% 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 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 24.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,284, and the median income for a family was $40,355. Males had a median income of $25,916 versus $17,957 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,073. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Russell County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Russell County is divided into twelve townships. The city of Russell 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
Big Creek 06700 515 3 (7) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°51′40″N, 98°59′8″W
Center 12150 255 1 (2) 359 (139) 9 (3) 2.41% 38°51′7″N, 98°40′29″W
Fairfield 22200 42 0 (1) 104 (40) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°44′37″N, 98°46′0″W
Fairview 22650 526 3 (7) 185 (71) 1 (1) 0.77% 39°2′16″N, 98°31′54″W
Grant 28100 159 1 (3) 135 (52) 0 (0) 0.18% 38°49′41″N, 98°50′31″W
Lincoln 41125 147 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 38°44′40″N, 98°51′54″W
Luray 43275 270 1 (4) 183 (71) 2 (1) 0.94% 39°5′6″N, 98°40′3″W
Paradise 54350 169 0 (1) 372 (144) 1 (0) 0.16% 39°3′9″N, 98°55′31″W
Plymouth 56925 319 1 (3) 255 (98) 24 (9) 8.50% 38°50′46″N, 98°33′4″W
Russell 61850 89 1 (2) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°54′40″N, 98°51′27″W
Waldo 74600 108 1 (2) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°3′10″N, 98°46′14″W
Winterset 80125 75 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°44′15″N, 98°59′30″W

Education

Unified school districts

Claims to Fame

Russell, the county seat, was the home of former U.S. Senate Majority leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Robert Dole for many years. It was also the boyhood home of U.S. Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania, who was born in Wichita.

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

The Russell County Fair is located in Russell, KS, just off Interstate 70. Held the first week of August, the fair includes carnival rides, free entertainment stage, displays, and livestock shows. http://www.russellfair.org

Russell Kansas Online - Online community directory and business search engine. http://www.russellksonline.com

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