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

719 sq mi (1,861 km²)
719 sq mi (1,861 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.00%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

2,309
3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²)
Founded 24 December 1886
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.wichitacounty.org

Wichita County (standard abbreviation: WH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 2,531. Its county seat is Leoti.[1]

The county should not be confused with the city of Wichita, which is located roughly 250 road miles (400 km) away, in south-central Kansas.

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, Wichita County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,861 km²), none of which is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 1,197
1910 2,006 67.6%
1920 1,856 −7.5%
1930 2,579 39.0%
1940 2,185 −15.3%
1950 2,640 20.8%
1960 2,765 4.7%
1970 3,274 18.4%
1980 3,041 −7.1%
1990 2,758 −9.3%
2000 2,531 −8.2%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,531 people, 967 households, and 723 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.25% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 10.51% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 18.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 967 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,462, and the median income for a family was $41,034. Males had a median income of $27,523 versus $18,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,720. About 11.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Wichita County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

  • Leoti, 1,475 (county seat)

Unincorporated places

Townships

Wichita County has a single township. 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
Leoti 39575 Leoti 2,531 1 (4) 1,861 (719) 0 (0) 0 % 38°29′54″N 101°21′50″W / 38.49833°N 101.36389°W / 38.49833; -101.36389

Education

Unified school districts

  • Leoti USD 467

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. 

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Wichita County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Wichita County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 24 December 1886
Seat Leoti
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.00%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

2309
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.wichitacounty.org

Wichita County (standard abbreviation: WH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 2,531. Its county seat is Leoti.6

The county should not be confused with the city of Wichita, which is located roughly 250 road miles (400 km) away, in south-central Kansas.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,861 km² (719 sq mi), none of which is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 2,531 people, 967 households, and 723 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.25% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 10.51% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 18.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 967 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,462, and the median income for a family was $41,034. Males had a median income of $27,523 versus $18,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,720. About 11.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Wichita County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

  • Leoti, 1,475 (county seat)

Unincorporated places

Townships

Wichita County has a single township. 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
Leoti 39575 Leoti 2,531 1 (4) 1,861 (719) 0 (0) 0 % 38°29′54″N, 101°21′50″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Leoti USD 467

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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