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Coffey County, Kansas

Coffey County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Coffey 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
Named for Asbury M. Coffey
Seat Burlington
Largest city Burlington
Area
 • Total 654 sq mi (1,694 km2)
 • Land 627 sq mi (1,624 km2)
 • Water 27 sq mi (70 km2), 4.2%
Population
 • (2010) 8,601
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .orgcoffeycountyks

Coffey County (county code CF) is a county located in Eastern Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 8,601.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Burlington.[2]

Contents

  • Law and government 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • Major highways 2.2
    • National protected area 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
    • Unified school districts 4.1
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Unincorporated communities 5.2
    • Townships 5.3
  • Notable people 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2004, 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 654 square miles (1,690 km2), of which 627 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (4.2%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

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

National protected area

Demographics

Coffey County's population was estimated to be 8,701 in the year 2006, a decrease of 179, or −2.0%, over the previous six years.[12]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[13] there were 8,865 people, 3,489 households, and 2,477 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,876 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 3,489 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,839, and the median income for a family was $44,912. Males had a median income of $31,356 versus $20,666 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,337. About 5.00% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.00% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Lebo-Waverly USD 243
  • Burlington USD 244
  • Leroy-Gridley USD 245

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Coffey County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Coffey County is divided into fourteen townships. The city of Burlington 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
Avon 03550 183 2 (6) 80 (31) 0 (0) 0.40%
Burlington 09425 300 4 (10) 81 (31) 0 (0) 0.48%
Hampden 29775 114 2 (5) 56 (22) 20 (8) 26.43%
Key West 36650 237 2 (5) 123 (48) 1 (0) 0.68%
Le Roy 39675 669 12 (32) 54 (21) 0 (0) 0.39%
Liberty 39925 634 3 (9) 186 (72) 1 (0) 0.57%
Lincoln 40550 1,268 7 (18) 181 (70) 3 (1) 1.60%
Neosho 49750 140 1 (3) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.34%
Ottumwa 53700 740 6 (16) 122 (47) 15 (6) 11.06%
Pleasant 56225 272 2 (4) 158 (61) 18 (7) 10.40%
Pottawatomie 57200 217 2 (4) 140 (54) 1 (0) 0.87%
Rock Creek 60500 1,025 7 (19) 140 (54) 1 (1) 1.00%
Spring Creek 67375 118 1 (3) 90 (35) 1 (0) 0.76%
Star 68000 158 2 (5) 90 (35) 1 (0) 1.15%
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 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 2006. Retrieved December 26, 2007. 
  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 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division.  Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Six year change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  14. ^ "Ottumwa, Coffey County". Lost Kansas Communities. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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

Official sites
  • Coffey County
Additional information
  • Blue Skyways
  • Kansas Statistical Abstract
Maps
  • Coffey 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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