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

728 sq mi (1,885 km²)
728 sq mi (1,884 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.02%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

5,412
7.4/sq mi (2.9/km²)
Founded August 3, 1886
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
StevensCoCH.jpg
Stevens County Court House in Hugoton

Stevens County (standard abbreviation: SV) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 5,463 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Hugoton.[1]

The county is named for the Reconstruction era Pennsylvania politician Thaddeus Stevens.[2]

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, Stevens County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 728 square miles (1,885 km²), of which, 728 square miles (1,884 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.02%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 620
1910 2,453 295.6%
1920 3,943 60.7%
1930 4,655 18.1%
1940 3,193 −31.4%
1950 4,516 41.4%
1960 4,400 −2.6%
1970 4,198 −4.6%
1980 4,736 12.8%
1990 5,048 6.6%
2000 5,463 8.2%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,463 people, 1,988 households, and 1,457 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.01% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,988 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,830, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,525 versus $22,803 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,814. About 8.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Stevens County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community

Townships

Stevens County is divided into six 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
Banner 04125 164 1 (2) 277 (107) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′41″N 101°11′37″W / 37.06139°N 101.19361°W / 37.06139; -101.19361
Center 12200 4,131 15 (38) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′38″N 101°19′7″W / 37.17722°N 101.31861°W / 37.17722; -101.31861
Harmony 30150 143 1 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0 % 37°19′22″N 101°26′55″W / 37.32278°N 101.44861°W / 37.32278; -101.44861
Moscow 48625 711 2 (4) 442 (171) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°18′28″N 101°12′12″W / 37.30778°N 101.20333°W / 37.30778; -101.20333
Voorhees 74200 145 0 (1) 349 (135) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′26″N 101°23′16″W / 37.05722°N 101.38778°W / 37.05722; -101.38778
West Center 76800 169 1 (2) 257 (99) 0 (0) 0 % 37°11′30″N 101°26′19″W / 37.19167°N 101.43861°W / 37.19167; -101.43861

Education

Unified school districts

  • Moscow USD 209
  • Hugoton USD 210

References

External links

Official website
General information on Stevens County
USD 210 website
Hugoton School
Official Hugoton Band Site
Eagle Band
Kansas County Data
Stevens County local history and genealogy

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Stevens County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Stevens County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 3 1886
Seat Hugoton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.02%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

5412
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Stevens County (standard abbreviation: SV) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 5,463. Its county seat is Hugoton.6

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, Stevens County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,885 km² (728 sq mi). 1,884 km² (728 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 5,463 people, 1,988 households, and 1,457 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 83.01% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,988 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,830, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,525 versus $22,803 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,814. About 8.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Stevens County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community

Townships

Stevens County is divided into six 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
Banner 04125 164 1 (2) 277 (107) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′41″N, 101°11′37″W
Center 12200 4,131 15 (38) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′38″N, 101°19′7″W
Harmony 30150 143 1 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0 % 37°19′22″N, 101°26′55″W
Moscow 48625 711 2 (4) 442 (171) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°18′28″N, 101°12′12″W
Voorhees 74200 145 0 (1) 349 (135) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′26″N, 101°23′16″W
West Center 76800 169 1 (2) 257 (99) 0 (0) 0 % 37°11′30″N, 101°26′19″W

Education

Unified school districts

References

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

External links

Official website
General information on Stevens County
USD 210 website
Hugoton School
Official Hugoton Band Site
Eagle Band
Kansas County Data
Stevens County local history and genealogy
This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Stevens County, Kansas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
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