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Anderson County, Kansas

Anderson County, Kansas
The Anderson County Courthouse in Garnett is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Map of Kansas highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded August 25, 1855
Seat Garnett
Largest city Garnett
Area
 • Total 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Land 580 sq mi (1,502 km2)
 • Water 7.1 sq mi (18 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 8,102
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website AndersonCountyKS.org

Anderson County (county code AN) is a county located in East Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 8,102.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Garnett.[2]

Contents

  • Law and government 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
    • Unified school districts 4.1
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Unincorporated communities 5.2
    • Townships 5.3
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 580 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas,[5] U.S. Census Bureau[6]

Demographics

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[12] there were 8,110 people, 3,221 households, and 2,264 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,596 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.41% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population. 35.0% were of German, 20.4% American, 10.4% English and 9.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,221 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,244, and the median income for a family was $39,101. Males had a median income of $30,102 versus $20,705 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,458. About 10.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Unified school districts

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Anderson County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Anderson County is divided into fourteen townships. The city of Garnett 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.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Indian Creek 34050 132 1 (3) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.07%
Jackson 34725 453 5 (13) 88 (34) 0 (0) 0.06%
Lincoln 40475 208 2 (4) 128 (49) 0 (0) 0.22%
Lone Elm 42450 239 2 (5) 120 (46) 0 (0) 0.21%
Monroe 47725 349 5 (12) 74 (29) 0 (0) 0.11%
North Rich 51325 112 2 (5) 62 (24) 0 (0) 0.06%
Ozark 53900 Colony 565 6 (16) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07%
Putnam 58000 284 3 (8) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0.11%
Reeder 58825 427 2 (6) 187 (72) 1 (0) 0.44%
Rich 59175 Kincaid 346 4 (11) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.21%
Walker 74650 Greeley 668 6 (15) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0.38%
Washington 75500 268 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.19%
Welda 76450 301 3 (7) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.22%
Westphalia 77275 Westphalia 390 3 (8) 134 (52) 1 (0) 0.38%
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

See also

St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scipio.

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  

Further reading

  • History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
  • Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook), (Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)

External links

County
  • Anderson County - Official Website
  • Anderson County - Directory of Public Officials
  • Anderson County - Development Agency
  • Anderson County - Information, Skyways
Historical
  • Anderson County - History, Kansas State Historical Society
  • Poster from Ninth Annual Anderson County Fair from September 25-28, 1891
Maps
  • Anderson County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
  • Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
  • Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
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