Jackson County, Kansas

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Jackson County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1859
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat Holton
Largest city Holton
Area
 • Total 657.86 sq mi (1,704 km2)
 • Land 655.59 sq mi (1,698 km2)
 • Water 2.27 sq mi (6 km2), 0.35%
Population
 • (2010) 13,462
 • Density 20.6/sq mi (8.0/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website ks-jackson.manatron.com

Coordinates: 39°24′N 95°50′W / 39.400°N 95.833°W / 39.400; -95.833

Jackson County (county code JA) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 13,462.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Holton.[2] The Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation, located near the center of the county, comprises about 18.5% of the county's area.

Jackson County is included in the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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 657.86 square miles (1,703.8 km2), of which 655.59 square miles (1,698.0 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 2.27 square miles (5.9 km2) (or 0.35%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

It was named for President Andrew Jackson.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,936
1870 6,053 212.7%
1880 10,718 77.1%
1890 14,626 36.5%
1900 17,117 17.0%
1910 16,861 −1.5%
1920 15,495 −8.1%
1930 14,776 −4.6%
1940 13,382 −9.4%
1950 11,098 −17.1%
1960 10,309 −7.1%
1970 10,342 0.3%
1980 11,644 12.6%
1990 11,525 −1.0%
2000 12,657 9.8%
2010 13,462 6.4%
Est. 2012 13,449 [6] −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[8] there were 12,657 people, 4,727 households, and 3,507 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,094 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.21% White, 6.84% Native American, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 4,727 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.30% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,451, and the median income for a family was $46,520. Males had a median income of $32,195 versus $22,305 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,606. About 6.40% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Jackson County is divided into fifteen townships. The city of Holton 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
Adrian 00350 150 2 (5) 77 (30) 0 (0) 0.25% 39°21′17″N 95°59′43″W / 39.35472°N 95.99528°W / 39.35472; -95.99528
Banner 04025 300 3 (8) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.70% 39°26′5″N 95°50′25″W / 39.43472°N 95.84028°W / 39.43472; -95.84028
Cedar 11275 1,254 12 (31) 103 (40) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°20′53″N 95°40′44″W / 39.34806°N 95.67889°W / 39.34806; -95.67889
Douglas 18350 2,135 13 (33) 168 (65) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°15′34″N 95°41′2″W / 39.25944°N 95.68389°W / 39.25944; -95.68389
Franklin 24400 776 9 (24) 84 (32) 3 (1) 3.28% 39°26′41″N 95°44′35″W / 39.44472°N 95.74306°W / 39.44472; -95.74306
Garfield 25625 624 7 (18) 88 (34) 0 (0) 0.49% 39°25′35″N 95°38′9″W / 39.42639°N 95.63583°W / 39.42639; -95.63583
Grant 27700 212 2 (5) 109 (42) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°26′47″N 95°58′14″W / 39.44639°N 95.97056°W / 39.44639; -95.97056
Jefferson 35225 494 5 (14) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°31′0″N 95°50′38″W / 39.51667°N 95.84389°W / 39.51667; -95.84389
Liberty 40125 513 6 (15) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.16% 39°31′3″N 95°44′36″W / 39.51750°N 95.74333°W / 39.51750; -95.74333
Lincoln 40750 1,046 4 (11) 255 (98) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°19′40″N 95°50′26″W / 39.32778°N 95.84056°W / 39.32778; -95.84056
Netawaka 49975 361 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°36′42″N 95°43′47″W / 39.61167°N 95.72972°W / 39.61167; -95.72972
Soldier 66200 403 4 (9) 110 (43) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°31′22″N 95°58′27″W / 39.52278°N 95.97417°W / 39.52278; -95.97417
Straight Creek 68475 158 2 (4) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.30% 39°31′24″N 95°37′0″W / 39.52333°N 95.61667°W / 39.52333; -95.61667
Washington 75625 516 4 (10) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°15′5″N 95°58′1″W / 39.25139°N 95.96694°W / 39.25139; -95.96694
Whiting 78125 362 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°36′4″N 95°36′57″W / 39.60111°N 95.61583°W / 39.60111; -95.61583
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

Education[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Jackson County (map legend)

Unified school districts[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 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167. 
  6. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  7. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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