Cheyenne County, Kansas
|Cheyenne County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Largest city||St. Francis|
|• Total||1,020.84 sq mi (2,644 km2)|
|• Land||1,019.88 sq mi (2,641 km2)|
|• Water||0.95 sq mi (2 km2), 0.09%|
|• Density||2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in Northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,726. Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francis.
Law and government
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.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,020.84 square miles (2,644.0 km2), of which 1,019.88 square miles (2,641.5 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.95 square miles (2.5 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.
- Dundy County, Nebraska (north)
- Rawlins County (east)
- Sherman County (south)
- Kit Carson County, Colorado (southwest)
- Yuma County, Colorado (west)
Cheyenne County's population was estimated to be 2,911 in the year 2006, a decrease of 247, or -7.8%, over the previous six years.
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, 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.
Cities and towns
Name and population (2004 estimate):
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.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Benkelman||06025||57||0 (1)||186 (72)||0 (0)||0%|
|Bird City||06850||Bird City||771||1 (2)||884 (341)||0 (0)||0.02%|
|Calhoun||09950||57||0 (1)||231 (89)||2 (1)||0.70%|
|Cleveland Run||14150||67||0 (1)||186 (72)||0 (0)||0.08%|
|Jaqua||35025||46||0 (1)||124 (48)||0 (0)||0.01%|
|Orlando||53050||63||1 (2)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Wano||75375||St. Francis||2,104||2 (6)||937 (362)||0 (0)||0.05%|
|Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.|
Unified school districts
Information on this and other counties in Kansas
- List of counties in Kansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas
- Kansas locations by per capita income
Other information for Kansas
- List of cities in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of colleges and universities in Kansas
- "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- National Atlas
- U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
- U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
- U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
- "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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 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)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cheyenne County, Kansas.|
- Cheyenne County
- Cheyenne County Hospital
- St. Francis Herald
- Blue Skyways
- Kansas Statistical Abstract
- Cheyenne County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
||Yuma County, Colorado||Dundy County, Nebraska||Dundy County, Nebraska|
|Yuma County, Colorado||Rawlins County|
|Kit Carson County, Colorado||Sherman County||Sherman County|