Cheyenne County, Kansas

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Cheyenne County, Kansas
Cheyenne Co KS Courthouse.JPG
Map of Kansas highlighting Cheyenne County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 20, 1873
Seat St. Francis
Largest city St. Francis
Area
 • Total 1,021 sq mi (2,644 km2)
 • Land 1,020 sq mi (2,642 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 2,726
 • Density 2.7/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website cheyennecounty.org

Coordinates: 39°48′N 101°48′W / 39.800°N 101.800°W / 39.800; -101.800

Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in the northwest portion of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,726.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francis.[2]

Law and government[edit]

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,021 square miles (2,640 km2), of which 1,020 square miles (2,600 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 37
1890 4,401 11,794.6%
1900 2,640 −40.0%
1910 4,248 60.9%
1920 5,587 31.5%
1930 6,948 24.4%
1940 6,221 −10.5%
1950 5,668 −8.9%
1960 4,708 −16.9%
1970 4,256 −9.6%
1980 3,678 −13.6%
1990 3,243 −11.8%
2000 3,165 −2.4%
2010 2,726 −13.9%
Est. 2013 2,694 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[11] there were 3,165 people, 1,360 households, and 919 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 1,360 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,599, and the median income for a family was $34,816. Males had a median income of $24,976 versus $19,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,862. About 7.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Cheyenne County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

  • Clugh
  • Gurney
  • Hourglass
  • Jaqua
  • Lawnridge
  • Orlando

Townships[edit]

Cheyenne County is divided into seven townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the township 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.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Benkelman 06025 57 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0% 39°37′8″N 101°54′35″W / 39.61889°N 101.90972°W / 39.61889; -101.90972
Bird City 06850 Bird City 771 1 (2) 884 (341) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°45′30″N 101°31′41″W / 39.75833°N 101.52806°W / 39.75833; -101.52806
Calhoun 09950 57 0 (1) 231 (89) 2 (1) 0.70% 39°56′8″N 101°39′18″W / 39.93556°N 101.65500°W / 39.93556; -101.65500
Cleveland Run 14150 67 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°52′35″N 101°48′20″W / 39.87639°N 101.80556°W / 39.87639; -101.80556
Jaqua 35025 46 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°39′48″N 102°1′20″W / 39.66333°N 102.02222°W / 39.66333; -102.02222
Orlando 53050 63 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°45′36″N 101°41′0″W / 39.76000°N 101.68333°W / 39.76000; -101.68333
Wano 75375 St. Francis 2,104 2 (6) 937 (362) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°45′27″N 101°50′4″W / 39.75750°N 101.83444°W / 39.75750; -101.83444
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

See also[edit]

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References[edit]

  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 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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