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

899 sq mi (2,328 km²)
898 sq mi (2,327 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

6,009
6.7/sq mi (2.6/km²)
Founded February 20, 1857
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Washington County (standard abbreviation: WS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,483. Its county seat and largest town is the city of Washington.[1]

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Law and government

Washington 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.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which, 898 square miles (2,327 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 21,963
1910 20,229 −7.9%
1920 17,984 −11.1%
1930 17,112 −4.8%
1940 15,921 −7.0%
1950 12,977 −18.5%
1960 10,739 −17.2%
1970 9,249 −13.9%
1980 8,543 −7.6%
1990 7,073 −17.2%
2000 6,483 −8.3%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,483 people, 2,673 households, and 1,780 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,142 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,673 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 25.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,363, and the median income for a family was $37,260. Males had a median income of $25,074 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,515. About 7.30% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Washington County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community

Townships

Washington County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Washington 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
Barnes 04275 233 3 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°41′59″N 96°51′41″W / 39.69972°N 96.86139°W / 39.69972; -96.86139
Brantford 08250 91 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°42′0″N 97°19′19″W / 39.7°N 97.32194°W / 39.7; -97.32194
Charleston 12625 99 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°52′36″N 96°58′54″W / 39.87667°N 96.98167°W / 39.87667; -96.98167
Clifton 14225 459 5 (13) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°35′19″N 97°18′11″W / 39.58861°N 97.30306°W / 39.58861; -97.30306
Coleman 14750 64 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′39″N 97°11′24″W / 39.7775°N 97.19°W / 39.7775; -97.19
Farmington 23275 192 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°51′52″N 97°6′1″W / 39.86444°N 97.10028°W / 39.86444; -97.10028
Franklin 24525 139 2 (4) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°57′33″N 96°59′20″W / 39.95917°N 96.98889°W / 39.95917; -96.98889
Grant 28175 25 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′24″N 97°19′21″W / 39.77333°N 97.3225°W / 39.77333; -97.3225
Greenleaf 28650 450 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°42′33″N 96°59′5″W / 39.70917°N 96.98472°W / 39.70917; -96.98472
Haddam 29425 246 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°51′51″N 97°18′28″W / 39.86417°N 97.30778°W / 39.86417; -97.30778
Hanover 29900 884 9 (25) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°52′54″N 96°52′10″W / 39.88167°N 96.86944°W / 39.88167; -96.86944
Highland 32025 22 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.45% 39°57′16″N 97°5′30″W / 39.95444°N 97.09167°W / 39.95444; -97.09167
Independence 33950 169 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°57′28″N 96°51′50″W / 39.95778°N 96.86389°W / 39.95778; -96.86389
Kimeo 36850 75 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°36′11″N 96°57′57″W / 39.60306°N 96.96583°W / 39.60306; -96.96583
Lincoln 41250 84 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′2″N 96°51′12″W / 39.61722°N 96.85333°W / 39.61722; -96.85333
Linn 41450 599 6 (17) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°41′5″N 97°5′16″W / 39.68472°N 97.08778°W / 39.68472; -97.08778
Little Blue 41500 93 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°46′38″N 96°51′59″W / 39.77722°N 96.86639°W / 39.77722; -96.86639
Logan 42300 109 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′11″N 96°57′56″W / 39.78639°N 96.96556°W / 39.78639; -96.96556
Lowe 43025 76 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°57′29″N 97°12′5″W / 39.95806°N 97.20139°W / 39.95806; -97.20139
Mill Creek 46750 274 3 (8) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°52′4″N 97°11′20″W / 39.86778°N 97.18889°W / 39.86778; -97.18889
Sheridan 64775 119 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′3″N 97°11′19″W / 39.6175°N 97.18861°W / 39.6175; -97.18861
Sherman 65125 249 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′2″N 97°6′3″W / 39.61722°N 97.10083°W / 39.61722; -97.10083
Strawberry 68550 130 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°41′32″N 97°12′30″W / 39.69222°N 97.20833°W / 39.69222; -97.20833
Union 72475 161 2 (5) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°57′58″N 97°19′30″W / 39.96611°N 97.325°W / 39.96611; -97.325
Washington 75850 218 2 (6) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°47′12″N 97°4′38″W / 39.78667°N 97.07722°W / 39.78667; -97.07722

Education

The county is served by:

  • Washington County USD 108
  • Barnes-Hanover-Linn USD 223
  • Clifton-Clyde USD 224

Washington County Schools USD 108

The superintendent is Michael D. Stegman[4]. It includes[4]:

  • West Elementary School (Principal:Ron Scott[5])
  • East Elementary School (Principal: Ron Scott[5])
  • Washington County Junior High/High School (Principal: Phil Wilson[6]).

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 2007-12-28. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b 108, Washington County Schools USD. "Washington County". http://www.usd108.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ a b Schools, West Elementary and East Elementary. "Elementary Personnel". http://www.usd108.org/ElemPersonnel.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  6. ^ School, Washington County Junior High/High School. "Personnel". http://www.usd108.org/JH_HS_Personnel.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 

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Washington County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Washington County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 20, 1857
Seat Washington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.04%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

6009
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Washington County (standard abbreviation: WS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 6,483. Its county seat and largest town is the city of Washington.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 km² (899 sq mi). 2,327 km² (898 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 6,483 people, 2,673 households, and 1,780 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 3,142 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 2,673 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 25.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,363, and the median income for a family was $37,260. Males had a median income of $25,074 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,515. About 7.30% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Washington County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Washington County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Washington 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
Barnes 04275 233 3 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°41′59″N, 96°51′41″W
Brantford 08250 91 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°41′60″N, 97°19′19″W
Charleston 12625 99 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°52′36″N, 96°58′54″W
Clifton 14225 459 5 (13) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°35′19″N, 97°18′11″W
Coleman 14750 64 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′39″N, 97°11′24″W
Farmington 23275 192 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°51′52″N, 97°6′1″W
Franklin 24525 139 2 (4) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°57′33″N, 96°59′20″W
Grant 28175 25 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°46′24″N, 97°19′21″W
Greenleaf 28650 450 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°42′33″N, 96°59′5″W
Haddam 29425 246 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°51′51″N, 97°18′28″W
Hanover 29900 884 9 (25) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°52′54″N, 96°52′10″W
Highland 32025 22 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.45% 39°57′16″N, 97°5′30″W
Independence 33950 169 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°57′28″N, 96°51′50″W
Kimeo 36850 75 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°36′11″N, 96°57′57″W
Lincoln 41250 84 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′2″N, 96°51′12″W
Linn 41450 599 6 (17) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°41′5″N, 97°5′16″W
Little Blue 41500 93 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°46′38″N, 96°51′59″W
Logan 42300 109 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′11″N, 96°57′56″W
Lowe 43025 76 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°57′29″N, 97°12′5″W
Mill Creek 46750 274 3 (8) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°52′4″N, 97°11′20″W
Sheridan 64775 119 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′3″N, 97°11′19″W
Sherman 65125 249 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°37′2″N, 97°6′3″W
Strawberry 68550 130 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°41′32″N, 97°12′30″W
Union 72475 161 2 (5) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°57′58″N, 97°19′30″W
Washington 75850 218 2 (6) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°47′12″N, 97°4′38″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Washington County USD 108 (Web site) serves the cities of Haddam, Greenleaf, Mahaska, Morrowville, and Washington
  • Barnes-Hanover-Linn USD 223 (Web site)
  • Clifton-Clyde USD 224 (Web site)

External links

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