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

1,185 sq mi (3,069 km²)
1,182 sq mi (3,061 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.25%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

24,797
21.0/sq mi (8.1/km²)
Founded 20 December 1870
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,946. Its county seat is Wellington.[1]

Sumner County is part of the Wichita, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was named in honor of a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner (1811–1874), who was a strong advocate of Kansas becoming a free state.

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, 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 1,185 square miles (3,069 km²), of which, 1,182 square miles (3,061 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,631
1910 30,654 19.6%
1920 29,213 −4.7%
1930 28,960 −0.9%
1940 26,163 −9.7%
1950 23,646 −9.6%
1960 25,316 7.1%
1970 23,553 −7.0%
1980 24,928 5.8%
1990 25,841 3.7%
2000 25,946 0.4%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,946 people, 9,888 households, and 7,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 10,877 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.62% White, 0.71% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 9,888 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,415, and the median income for a family was $46,739. Males had a median income of $36,616 versus $23,020 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,305. About 7.20% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Sumner County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Sumner County is divided into thirty townships. The cities of Caldwell and Wellington are considered governmentally independent and are 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
Avon 03575 319 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°15′58″N 97°18′56″W / 37.26611°N 97.31556°W / 37.26611; -97.31556
Belle Plaine 05525 3,504 33 (87) 105 (40) 1 (0) 0.69% 37°24′33″N 97°17′19″W / 37.40917°N 97.28861°W / 37.40917; -97.28861
Bluff 07750 74 1 (1) 136 (53) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′19″N 97°44′18″W / 37.05528°N 97.73833°W / 37.05528; -97.73833
Caldwell 09925 200 1 (4) 136 (52) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°3′42″N 97°37′52″W / 37.06167°N 97.63111°W / 37.06167; -97.63111
Chikaskia 13150 69 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′4″N 97°38′4″W / 37.16778°N 97.63444°W / 37.16778; -97.63444
Conway 15300 1,286 14 (35) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°24′33″N 97°39′4″W / 37.40917°N 97.65111°W / 37.40917; -97.65111
Creek 16300 241 3 (7) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°20′10″N 97°44′18″W / 37.33611°N 97.73833°W / 37.33611; -97.73833
Dixon 18200 738 8 (20) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°15′55″N 97°45′44″W / 37.26528°N 97.76222°W / 37.26528; -97.76222
Downs 18525 159 2 (5) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 37°10′43″N 97°31′12″W / 37.17861°N 97.52°W / 37.17861; -97.52
Eden 19800 452 5 (12) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′45″N 97°45′36″W / 37.42917°N 97.76°W / 37.42917; -97.76
Falls 22875 187 1 (3) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′48″N 97°31′52″W / 37.08°N 97.53111°W / 37.08; -97.53111
Gore 26975 2,220 27 (70) 83 (32) 1 (1) 1.69% 37°26′56″N 97°12′28″W / 37.44889°N 97.20778°W / 37.44889; -97.20778
Greene 28525 80 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°10′28″N 97°18′26″W / 37.17444°N 97.30722°W / 37.17444; -97.30722
Guelph 29175 164 1 (3) 141 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′10″N 97°19′21″W / 37.06944°N 97.3225°W / 37.06944; -97.3225
Harmon 30125 277 3 (9) 79 (31) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′31″N 97°19′6″W / 37.35861°N 97.31833°W / 37.35861; -97.31833
Illinois 33800 178 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′20″N 97°31′6″W / 37.42222°N 97.51833°W / 37.42222; -97.51833
Jackson 34925 153 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′36″N 97°24′38″W / 37.17667°N 97.41056°W / 37.17667; -97.41056
London 42400 774 7 (19) 107 (41) 1 (0) 0.93% 37°26′4″N 97°24′32″W / 37.43444°N 97.40889°W / 37.43444; -97.40889
Morris 48375 35 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°10′35″N 97°44′17″W / 37.17639°N 97.73806°W / 37.17639; -97.73806
Osborne 53335 273 3 (8) 92 (35) 1 (0) 1.30% 37°15′11″N 97°32′9″W / 37.25306°N 97.53583°W / 37.25306; -97.53583
Oxford 53875 1,403 14 (37) 99 (38) 1 (0) 1.08% 37°16′29″N 97°10′31″W / 37.27472°N 97.17528°W / 37.27472; -97.17528
Palestine 54175 249 3 (9) 72 (28) 1 (0) 1.26% 37°21′7″N 97°13′5″W / 37.35194°N 97.21806°W / 37.35194; -97.21806
Ryan 61950 239 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°15′37″N 97°38′51″W / 37.26028°N 97.6475°W / 37.26028; -97.6475
Seventy-Six 64000 238 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′15″N 97°24′40″W / 37.35417°N 97.41111°W / 37.35417; -97.41111
South Haven 66675 670 5 (12) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°2′44″N 97°24′51″W / 37.04556°N 97.41417°W / 37.04556; -97.41417
Springdale 67575 761 8 (21) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′57″N 97°38′54″W / 37.36583°N 97.64833°W / 37.36583; -97.64833
Sumner 69225 150 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′8″N 97°31′12″W / 37.35222°N 97.52°W / 37.35222; -97.52
Valverde 73350 147 2 (4) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.76% 37°11′5″N 97°12′13″W / 37.18472°N 97.20361°W / 37.18472; -97.20361
Walton 75300 431 3 (8) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′43″N 97°11′36″W / 37.07861°N 97.19333°W / 37.07861; -97.19333
Wellington 76500 344 4 (11) 81 (31) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°16′17″N 97°25′16″W / 37.27139°N 97.42111°W / 37.27139; -97.42111

Education

Unified school districts

  • Mulvane USD 263
  • Wellington USD 353
  • Conway Springs USD 356
  • Belle Plaine USD 357
  • Oxford USD 358
  • Argonia USD 359
  • Caldwell USD 360
  • South Haven USD 509

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 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

Official website
General information on Sumner County
Kansas County Data
Sumner County local history and genealogy

Genealogy

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Sumner County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Sumner County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 20 December 1870
Seat Wellington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.25%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

24797
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,946. Its county seat is Wellington.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,069 km² (1,185 sq mi). 3,061 km² (1,182 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.25%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 25,946 people, 9,888 households, and 7,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (22/sq mi). There were 10,877 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.62% White, 0.71% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 9,888 households out of which 34.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,415, and the median income for a family was $46,739. Males had a median income of $36,616 versus $23,020 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,305. About 7.20% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Sumner County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Sumner County is divided into thirty townships. The cities of Caldwell and Wellington are considered governmentally independent and are 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
Avon 03575 319 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°15′58″N, 97°18′56″W
Belle Plaine 05525 3,504 33 (87) 105 (40) 1 (0) 0.69% 37°24′33″N, 97°17′19″W
Bluff 07750 74 1 (1) 136 (53) 0 (0) 0 % 37°3′19″N, 97°44′18″W
Caldwell 09925 200 1 (4) 136 (52) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°3′42″N, 97°37′52″W
Chikaskia 13150 69 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′4″N, 97°38′4″W
Conway 15300 1,286 14 (35) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°24′33″N, 97°39′4″W
Creek 16300 241 3 (7) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°20′10″N, 97°44′18″W
Dixon 18200 738 8 (20) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°15′55″N, 97°45′44″W
Downs 18525 159 2 (5) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 37°10′43″N, 97°31′12″W
Eden 19800 452 5 (12) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′45″N, 97°45′36″W
Falls 22875 187 1 (3) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′48″N, 97°31′52″W
Gore 26975 2,220 27 (70) 83 (32) 1 (1) 1.69% 37°26′56″N, 97°12′28″W
Greene 28525 80 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°10′28″N, 97°18′26″W
Guelph 29175 164 1 (3) 141 (55) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′10″N, 97°19′21″W
Harmon 30125 277 3 (9) 79 (31) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′31″N, 97°19′6″W
Illinois 33800 178 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′20″N, 97°31′6″W
Jackson 34925 153 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′36″N, 97°24′38″W
London 42400 774 7 (19) 107 (41) 1 (0) 0.93% 37°26′4″N, 97°24′32″W
Morris 48375 35 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°10′35″N, 97°44′17″W
Osborne 53335 273 3 (8) 92 (35) 1 (0) 1.30% 37°15′11″N, 97°32′9″W
Oxford 53875 1,403 14 (37) 99 (38) 1 (0) 1.08% 37°16′29″N, 97°10′31″W
Palestine 54175 249 3 (9) 72 (28) 1 (0) 1.26% 37°21′7″N, 97°13′5″W
Ryan 61950 239 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°15′37″N, 97°38′51″W
Seventy-Six 64000 238 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′15″N, 97°24′40″W
South Haven 66675 670 5 (12) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°2′44″N, 97°24′51″W
Springdale 67575 761 8 (21) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′57″N, 97°38′54″W
Sumner 69225 150 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 37°21′8″N, 97°31′12″W
Valverde 73350 147 2 (4) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.76% 37°11′5″N, 97°12′13″W
Walton 75300 431 3 (8) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 % 37°4′43″N, 97°11′36″W
Wellington 76500 344 4 (11) 81 (31) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°16′17″N, 97°25′16″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Wellington USD 353
  • Conway Springs USD 356
  • Belle Plaine USD 357
  • Oxford USD 358
  • Argonia USD 359
  • Caldwell USD 360
  • South Haven USD 509

External links

Official website
General information on Sumner County
Kansas County Data
Sumner County local history and genealogy
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