Marshall County, Kansas

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Marshall County, Kansas
Marshall Co KS Courthouse.JPG
Marshall County Courthouse
Map of Kansas highlighting Marshall 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
Seat Marysville
Largest city Marysville
Area
 • Total 905 sq mi (2,344 km2)
 • Land 900 sq mi (2,331 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (13 km2), 0.20%
Population
 • (2010) 10,117
 • Density 11/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.marshall.kansasgov.com

Coordinates: 39°48′N 96°33′W / 39.800°N 96.550°W / 39.800; -96.550

Marshall County (standard abbreviation: MS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 10,117.[1] The largest city and county seat is Marysville.[2]

History[edit]

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Marshall county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale and had a damage path 800 yards (730 m) wide and 100 miles (160 km) long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.[citation needed]

Law and government[edit]

Marshall County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and 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 905 square miles (2,340 km2), of which 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The Irving stone marker southeast of Blue Rapids.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 74
1870 768 937.8%
1880 12,453 1,521.5%
1890 20,539 64.9%
1900 24,355 18.6%
1910 23,880 −2.0%
1920 22,730 −4.8%
1930 23,056 1.4%
1940 20,986 −9.0%
1950 17,926 −14.6%
1960 15,598 −13.0%
1970 13,139 −15.8%
1980 12,787 −2.7%
1990 11,705 −8.5%
2000 10,965 −6.3%
2010 10,117 −7.7%
Est. 2013 10,002 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 10,965 people, 4,458 households, and 3,026 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,999 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,458 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,089, and the median income for a family was $39,705. Males had a median income of $28,361 versus $19,006 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,090. About 6.40% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Historical

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Marshall County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Marshall County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Marysville 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
Balderson 03850 106 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°57′39″N 96°30′39″W / 39.96083°N 96.51083°W / 39.96083; -96.51083
Bigelow 06725 66 1 (2) 97 (37) 1 (0) 0.96% 39°36′36″N 96°31′56″W / 39.61000°N 96.53222°W / 39.61000; -96.53222
Blue Rapids 07675 78 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.23% 39°37′17″N 96°37′28″W / 39.62139°N 96.62444°W / 39.62139; -96.62444
Blue Rapids City 07700 1,201 13 (34) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.98% 39°41′6″N 96°39′19″W / 39.68500°N 96.65528°W / 39.68500; -96.65528
Center 11850 151 2 (4) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′14″N 96°30′51″W / 39.78722°N 96.51417°W / 39.78722; -96.51417
Clear Fork 13875 54 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°36′58″N 96°23′55″W / 39.61611°N 96.39861°W / 39.61611; -96.39861
Cleveland 14100 91 1 (3) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.02% 39°36′43″N 96°17′47″W / 39.61194°N 96.29639°W / 39.61194; -96.29639
Cottage Hill 15850 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°36′10″N 96°45′34″W / 39.60278°N 96.75944°W / 39.60278; -96.75944
Elm Creek 20600 178 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°46′57″N 96°37′52″W / 39.78250°N 96.63111°W / 39.78250; -96.63111
Franklin 24450 337 3 (9) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°51′47″N 96°31′46″W / 39.86306°N 96.52944°W / 39.86306; -96.52944
Guittard 29225 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°51′52″N 96°24′53″W / 39.86444°N 96.41472°W / 39.86444; -96.41472
Herkimer 31450 234 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°57′44″N 96°45′2″W / 39.96222°N 96.75056°W / 39.96222; -96.75056
Lincoln 40850 130 1 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.36% 39°46′56″N 96°17′27″W / 39.78222°N 96.29083°W / 39.78222; -96.29083
Logan 41975 335 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°53′14″N 96°45′8″W / 39.88722°N 96.75222°W / 39.88722; -96.75222
Marysville 45075 383 5 (12) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0% 39°51′36″N 96°38′42″W / 39.86000°N 96.64500°W / 39.86000; -96.64500
Murray 49275 640 7 (18) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°52′28″N 96°16′17″W / 39.87444°N 96.27139°W / 39.87444; -96.27139
Noble 50850 217 2 (6) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.83% 39°42′45″N 96°17′6″W / 39.71250°N 96.28500°W / 39.71250; -96.28500
Oketo 52550 251 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0% 39°57′11″N 96°37′32″W / 39.95306°N 96.62556°W / 39.95306; -96.62556
Richland 59450 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°57′54″N 96°23′55″W / 39.96500°N 96.39861°W / 39.96500; -96.39861
Rock 60425 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°47′2″N 96°24′45″W / 39.78389°N 96.41250°W / 39.78389; -96.41250
St. Bridget 62100 232 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°57′53″N 96°19′28″W / 39.96472°N 96.32444°W / 39.96472; -96.32444
Vermillion 73550 1,012 11 (28) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°42′12″N 96°24′48″W / 39.70333°N 96.41333°W / 39.70333; -96.41333
Walnut 75025 144 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′28″N 96°44′45″W / 39.79111°N 96.74583°W / 39.79111; -96.74583
Waterville 75975 797 9 (22) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°41′44″N 96°45′8″W / 39.69556°N 96.75222°W / 39.69556; -96.75222
Wells 76525 131 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0% 39°41′13″N 96°30′39″W / 39.68694°N 96.51083°W / 39.68694; -96.51083

Notable people[edit]

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 27, 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 2007-12-28. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ School consolidations in Kansas for past decade; Topeka-Capital Journal; July 24, 2011.

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