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

897 sq mi (2,322 km²)
896 sq mi (2,322 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.03%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

2,591
2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²)
Founded 1873
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sheridan County (standard abbreviation: SD) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 2,813. Its county seat is Hoxie.[1] The county was named in honor of Phillip H. Sheridan, a general of the American Civil War era.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Sheridan County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 897 square miles (2,322 km²), of which, 896 square miles (2,322 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,819
1910 5,651 48.0%
1920 5,484 −3.0%
1930 6,038 10.1%
1940 5,312 −12.0%
1950 4,607 −13.3%
1960 4,267 −7.4%
1970 3,859 −9.6%
1980 3,544 −8.2%
1990 3,043 −14.1%
2000 2,813 −7.6%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,813 people, 1,124 households, and 795 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,124 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,547, and the median income for a family was $38,292. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,299. About 12.00% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Sheridan County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Sheridan County is divided into fourteen 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
Adell 00300 13 0 (0) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°30′58″N 100°14′13″W / 39.51611°N 100.23694°W / 39.51611; -100.23694
Bloomfield 07450 45 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°26′8″N 100°39′52″W / 39.43556°N 100.66444°W / 39.43556; -100.66444
Bowcreek 08125 54 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 39°25′48″N 100°17′2″W / 39.43°N 100.28389°W / 39.43; -100.28389
East Saline 19675 66 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°11′50″N 100°12′38″W / 39.19722°N 100.21056°W / 39.19722; -100.21056
Kenneth 36525 Hoxie 1,430 15 (40) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44°W / 39.35444; -100.44
Logan 42225 115 1 (2) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°21′26″N 100°37′4″W / 39.35722°N 100.61778°W / 39.35722; -100.61778
Parnell 54650 104 1 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°25′33″N 100°30′57″W / 39.42583°N 100.51583°W / 39.42583; -100.51583
Prairie Dog 57500 71 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°31′27″N 100°40′15″W / 39.52417°N 100.67083°W / 39.52417; -100.67083
Sheridan 64750 269 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°31′40″N 100°32′38″W / 39.52778°N 100.54389°W / 39.52778; -100.54389
Solomon 66400 248 1 (2) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°13′54″N 100°38′0″W / 39.23167°N 100.633333°W / 39.23167; -100.633333
Springbrook 67350 108 0 (1) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°13′38″N 100°28′15″W / 39.22722°N 100.47083°W / 39.22722; -100.47083
Union 72400 60 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′52″N 100°22′35″W / 39.53111°N 100.37639°W / 39.53111; -100.37639
Valley 73150 139 1 (2) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°21′0″N 100°16′5″W / 39.35°N 100.26806°W / 39.35; -100.26806
West Saline 77375 91 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°12′44″N 100°20′28″W / 39.21222°N 100.34111°W / 39.21222; -100.34111

Education

Windmill, Sheridan County, Kansas, 1939. Farm Security Administration photo by Russell Lee.

Unified school districts

  • Hoxie USD 412

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Genealogy

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Sheridan County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Sheridan County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Hoxie
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

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

2591
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Sheridan County (standard abbreviation: SD) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 2,813. Its county seat is Hoxie.6 The county was named in honor of Phillip H. Sheridan, a general of the American Civil War era.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Sheridan County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,322 km² (897 sq mi). 2,322 km² (896 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 2,813 people, 1,124 households, and 795 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,124 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,547, and the median income for a family was $38,292. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,299. About 12.00% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Sheridan County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Sheridan County is divided into fourteen 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
Adell 00300 13 0 (0) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°30′58″N, 100°14′13″W
Bloomfield 07450 45 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°26′8″N, 100°39′52″W
Bowcreek 08125 54 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0 % 39°25′48″N, 100°17′2″W
East Saline 19675 66 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°11′50″N, 100°12′38″W
Kenneth 36525 Hoxie 1,430 15 (40) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°21′16″N, 100°26′24″W
Logan 42225 115 1 (2) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°21′26″N, 100°37′4″W
Parnell 54650 104 1 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°25′33″N, 100°30′57″W
Prairie Dog 57500 71 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°31′27″N, 100°40′15″W
Sheridan 64750 269 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°31′40″N, 100°32′38″W
Solomon 66400 248 1 (2) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°13′54″N, 100°38′0″W
Springbrook 67350 108 0 (1) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°13′38″N, 100°28′15″W
Union 72400 60 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′52″N, 100°22′35″W
Valley 73150 139 1 (2) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°20′60″N, 100°16′5″W
West Saline 77375 91 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°12′44″N, 100°20′28″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Hoxie USD 412

See also

References

  1. ^ Map of Wet and Dry Counties. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue (November 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-21.

External links

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