Coffey County, Kansas

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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 654.57 sq mi (1,695 km2)
 • Land 629.75 sq mi (1,631 km2)
 • Water 24.82 sq mi (64 km2), 3.79%
Population
 • (2010) 8,601
 • Density 13.8/sq mi (5.3/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website coffeycountyks.org

Coordinates: 38°14′N 95°44′W / 38.233°N 95.733°W / 38.233; -95.733

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

Law and government[edit]

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[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 654.57 square miles (1,695.3 km2), of which 629.75 square miles (1,631.0 km2) (or 96.21%) is land and 24.82 square miles (64.3 km2) (or 3.79%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

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

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 2,842
1870 6,201 118.2%
1880 11,438 84.5%
1890 15,856 38.6%
1900 16,643 5.0%
1910 15,205 −8.6%
1920 14,254 −6.3%
1930 13,653 −4.2%
1940 12,278 −10.1%
1950 10,408 −15.2%
1960 8,403 −19.3%
1970 7,397 −12.0%
1980 9,370 26.7%
1990 8,404 −10.3%
2000 8,865 5.5%
2010 8,601 −3.0%
Est. 2012 8,502 [7] −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 estimate
2005 KDOT Map of Coffey County (map legend)

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.[9]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[10] 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.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places[edit]

Townships[edit]

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% 38°10′1″N 95°35′16″W / 38.16694°N 95.58778°W / 38.16694; -95.58778
Burlington 09425 300 4 (10) 81 (31) 0 (0) 0.48% 38°10′40″N 95°45′18″W / 38.17778°N 95.75500°W / 38.17778; -95.75500
Hampden 29775 114 2 (5) 56 (22) 20 (8) 26.43% 38°12′14″N 95°42′10″W / 38.20389°N 95.70278°W / 38.20389; -95.70278
Key West 36650 237 2 (5) 123 (48) 1 (0) 0.68% 38°23′53″N 95°44′50″W / 38.39806°N 95.74722°W / 38.39806; -95.74722
Le Roy 39675 669 12 (32) 54 (21) 0 (0) 0.39% 38°5′2″N 95°38′5″W / 38.08389°N 95.63472°W / 38.08389; -95.63472
Liberty 39925 634 3 (9) 186 (72) 1 (0) 0.57% 38°6′0″N 95°53′7″W / 38.10000°N 95.88528°W / 38.10000; -95.88528
Lincoln 40550 1,268 7 (18) 181 (70) 3 (1) 1.60% 38°23′24″N 95°52′34″W / 38.39000°N 95.87611°W / 38.39000; -95.87611
Neosho 49750 140 1 (3) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.34% 38°5′38″N 95°44′1″W / 38.09389°N 95.73361°W / 38.09389; -95.73361
Ottumwa 53700 740 6 (16) 122 (47) 15 (6) 11.06% 38°16′54″N 95°44′34″W / 38.28167°N 95.74278°W / 38.28167; -95.74278
Pleasant 56225 272 2 (4) 158 (61) 18 (7) 10.40% 38°13′57″N 95°53′38″W / 38.23250°N 95.89389°W / 38.23250; -95.89389
Pottawatomie 57200 217 2 (4) 140 (54) 1 (0) 0.87% 38°17′28″N 95°35′20″W / 38.29111°N 95.58889°W / 38.29111; -95.58889
Rock Creek 60500 1,025 7 (19) 140 (54) 1 (1) 1.00% 38°24′4″N 95°35′26″W / 38.40111°N 95.59056°W / 38.40111; -95.59056
Spring Creek 67375 118 1 (3) 90 (35) 1 (0) 0.76% 38°5′31″N 95°34′50″W / 38.09194°N 95.58056°W / 38.09194; -95.58056
Star 68000 158 2 (5) 90 (35) 1 (0) 1.15% 38°13′40″N 95°36′27″W / 38.22778°N 95.60750°W / 38.22778; -95.60750
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  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. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  8. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Ottumwa, Coffey County". Lost Kansas Communities. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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