Kingman County, Kansas

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Kingman County, Kansas
Kingman county kansas courthouse 2009.jpg
Kingman County Courthouse in Kingman, 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 866.70 sq mi (2,245 km2)
 • Land 863.35 sq mi (2,236 km2)
 • Water 3.35 sq mi (9 km2), 0.39%
Population
 • (2010) 7,858
 • Density 9.2/sq mi (3.6/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website kingmancoks.com

Coordinates: 37°34′N 98°08′W / 37.567°N 98.133°W / 37.567; -98.133

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.

History[edit]

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 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]

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.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 866.70 square miles (2,244.7 km2), of which 863.35 square miles (2,236.1 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 3.35 square miles (8.7 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,713
1890 11,823 218.4%
1900 10,663 −9.8%
1910 13,386 25.5%
1920 12,119 −9.5%
1930 11,674 −3.7%
1940 12,001 2.8%
1950 10,324 −14.0%
1960 9,958 −3.5%
1970 8,886 −10.8%
1980 8,960 0.8%
1990 8,292 −7.5%
2000 8,673 4.6%
2010 7,858 −9.4%
Est. 2012 7,863 [6] 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Age pyramid
2005 KDOT Map of Kingman County (map legend)

As of the census[8] 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.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km2 (/sq mi)
Land area
km2 (sq mi)
Water area
km2 (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Allen 01250 109 1 (3) 94 (36) 1 (0) 0.69% 37°31′15″N 97°52′19″W / 37.52083°N 97.87194°W / 37.52083; -97.87194
Belmont 05675 92 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°30′48″N 98°11′51″W / 37.51333°N 98.19750°W / 37.51333; -98.19750
Bennett 06050 705 7 (19) 95 (36) 0 (0) 0% 37°26′58″N 97°50′54″W / 37.44944°N 97.84833°W / 37.44944; -97.84833
Canton 10450 118 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 37°24′27″N 97°58′47″W / 37.40750°N 97.97972°W / 37.40750; -97.97972
Chikaskia 13125 140 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°26′25″N 98°10′56″W / 37.44028°N 98.18222°W / 37.44028; -98.18222
Dale 16925 203 2 (6) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.84% 37°36′45″N 97°57′52″W / 37.61250°N 97.96444°W / 37.61250; -97.96444
Dresden 18650 385 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°40′8″N 98°25′25″W / 37.66889°N 98.42361°W / 37.66889; -98.42361
Eagle 19225 154 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 37°31′3″N 97°58′21″W / 37.51750°N 97.97250°W / 37.51750; -97.97250
Eureka 21850 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°40′58″N 98°17′39″W / 37.68278°N 98.29417°W / 37.68278; -98.29417
Evan 22000 516 6 (15) 91 (35) 3 (1) 3.50% 37°41′59″N 97°51′12″W / 37.69972°N 97.85333°W / 37.69972; -97.85333
Galesburg 25125 254 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.26% 37°41′29″N 97°58′7″W / 37.69139°N 97.96861°W / 37.69139; -97.96861
Hoosier 33050 162 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°41′7″N 98°11′43″W / 37.68528°N 98.19528°W / 37.68528; -98.19528
Kingman 36975 124 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°31′19″N 98°24′4″W / 37.52194°N 98.40111°W / 37.52194; -98.40111
Liberty 40150 178 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′52″N 98°25′25″W / 37.43111°N 98.42361°W / 37.43111; -98.42361
Ninnescah 50650 313 2 (5) 180 (69) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°36′31″N 98°7′20″W / 37.60861°N 98.12222°W / 37.60861; -98.12222
Peters 55550 201 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°30′48″N 98°18′28″W / 37.51333°N 98.30778°W / 37.51333; -98.30778
Richland 59400 100 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°31′35″N 98°5′2″W / 37.52639°N 98.08389°W / 37.52639; -98.08389
Rochester 60375 210 2 (6) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°26′8″N 98°17′33″W / 37.43556°N 98.29250°W / 37.43556; -98.29250
Rural 61725 359 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°37′29″N 98°25′11″W / 37.62472°N 98.41972°W / 37.62472; -98.41972
Union 72175 88 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.25% 37°36′32″N 98°18′43″W / 37.60889°N 98.31194°W / 37.60889; -98.31194
Valley 72850 102 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°26′13″N 98°4′8″W / 37.43694°N 98.06889°W / 37.43694; -98.06889
Vinita 73975 249 3 (7) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°36′32″N 97°51′44″W / 37.60889°N 97.86222°W / 37.60889; -97.86222
White 77775 401 5 (12) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0% 37°41′30″N 98°4′49″W / 37.69167°N 98.08028°W / 37.69167; -98.08028

Education[edit]

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. ^ 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. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  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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