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

505 sq mi (1,309 km²)
501 sq mi (1,297 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.96%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

3,572
7.1/sq mi (2.8/km²)
Founded 1855
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Woodson County (standard abbreviation: WO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,788. Its county seat is Yates Center.[1]

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles (1,309 km²), of which, 501 square miles (1,297 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (0.96%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 10,022
1910 9,450 −5.7%
1920 8,984 −4.9%
1930 8,526 −5.1%
1940 8,014 −6.0%
1950 6,711 −16.3%
1960 5,423 −19.2%
1970 4,789 −11.7%
1980 4,600 −3.9%
1990 4,116 −10.5%
2000 3,788 −8.0%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,788 people, 1,642 households, and 1,052 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.96% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,642 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% were non-families. 33.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,335, and the median income for a family was $31,369. Males had a median income of $23,950 versus $16,135 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,283. About 10.20% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Woodson County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Piqua
  • Vernon
  • Rose
  • Batesville
  • Athens

Townships

Woodson County is divided into six townships. The city of Yates Center 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
Center 12250 594 1 (4) 410 (158) 1 (0) 0.23% 37°50′35″N 95°43′29″W / 37.84306°N 95.72472°W / 37.84306; -95.72472
Liberty 40375 200 1 (2) 223 (86) 1 (0) 0.26% 37°59′18″N 95°43′47″W / 37.98833°N 95.72972°W / 37.98833; -95.72972
Neosho Falls 49850 537 3 (7) 196 (76) 1 (0) 0.38% 37°57′30″N 95°33′54″W / 37.95833°N 95.565°W / 37.95833; -95.565
North 51025 71 0 (1) 167 (64) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°59′50″N 95°53′19″W / 37.99722°N 95.88861°W / 37.99722; -95.88861
Perry 55475 103 1 (2) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°46′18″N 95°35′24″W / 37.77167°N 95.59°W / 37.77167; -95.59
Toronto 71075 684 4 (11) 167 (64) 10 (4) 5.40% 37°47′52″N 95°55′37″W / 37.79778°N 95.92694°W / 37.79778; -95.92694

Education

Unified school districts

  • Woodson USD 366

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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Woodson County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Woodson 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 Yates Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.96%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

3572
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Woodson County (standard abbreviation: WO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 3,788. Its county seat is Yates Center.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, Woodson County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,309 km² (505 sq mi). 1,297 km² (501 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.96%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 3,788 people, 1,642 households, and 1,052 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,076 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.96% White, 0.82% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid

There were 1,642 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.90% were non-families. 33.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.70% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,335, and the median income for a family was $31,369. Males had a median income of $23,950 versus $16,135 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,283. About 10.20% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 13.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Woodson County from KDOT (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Woodson County is divided into six townships. The city of Yates Center 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
Center 12250 594 1 (4) 410 (158) 1 (0) 0.23% 37°50′35″N, 95°43′29″W
Liberty 40375 200 1 (2) 223 (86) 1 (0) 0.26% 37°59′18″N, 95°43′47″W
Neosho Falls 49850 537 3 (7) 196 (76) 1 (0) 0.38% 37°57′30″N, 95°33′54″W
North 51025 71 0 (1) 167 (64) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°59′50″N, 95°53′19″W
Perry 55475 103 1 (2) 127 (49) 0 (0) 0.08% 37°46′18″N, 95°35′24″W
Toronto 71075 684 4 (11) 167 (64) 10 (4) 5.40% 37°47′52″N, 95°55′37″W

Education

Unified school districts

  • Woodson USD 366

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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