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Kingman County, Kansas

 

Kingman County, Kansas

Kingman County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Kingman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1872
Named for Samuel A. Kingman
Seat Kingman
Largest city Kingman
Area
 • Total 867 sq mi (2,246 km2)
 • Land 863 sq mi (2,235 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 7,858
 • Density 9.1/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .comkingmancoks

Kingman County (standard abbreviation: KM) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,858.[1] The largest city and county seat is Kingman.

Kingman County is included in the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
  • Education 5
    • Unified school districts 5.1
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Unincorporated communities 6.2
    • Townships 6.3
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • Further reading 9
  • External links 10

History

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1872, Kingman County was founded. It was named for Samuel A. Kingman, chief justice of the supreme court.[2]

During the 1870s, Kingman County abounded with bison. The old-time cowboy author Frank H. Maynard reported going there on his first buffalo hunt.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 square miles (2,250 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 8,673 people, 3,371 households, and 2,420 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 inhabitants per square mile (3.9/km2). There were 3,852 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,371 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,790, and the median income for a family was $44,547. Males had a median income of $31,771 versus $25,298 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,533. About 8.40% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

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.[11]

Education

Unified school districts

  • USD 331 Kingman - Norwich
  • USD 332 Cunningham - West Kingman County

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Kingman County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Kingman County is divided into twenty-three townships. The city of Kingman 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 215. 
  3. ^ Maynard, Frank H. Cowboy's Lament: A Life on the Open Range. Lubbock: Texas Tech UP, 2010, 3. ISBN 978-0-89672-705-2.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  11. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 

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
  • Kingman County
  • Kingman County Economic Development Council
Maps
  • Kingman 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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