Neosho County, Kansas

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Neosho County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Neosho County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded June 3, 1861
Seat Erie
Largest city Chanute
Area
 • Total 578.02 sq mi (1,497 km2)
 • Land 571.75 sq mi (1,481 km2)
 • Water 6.27 sq mi (16 km2), 1.08%
Population
 • (2010) 16,512
 • Density 28.9/sq mi (11.2/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.neoshocountyks.org

Coordinates: 37°34′N 95°17′W / 37.567°N 95.283°W / 37.567; -95.283

Neosho County (standard abbreviation: NO) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 16,512.[1] The county seat is Erie.[2]

Law and government[edit]

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1998, 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 578.02 square miles (1,497.1 km2), of which 571.75 square miles (1,480.8 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 6.27 square miles (16.2 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 88
1870 10,206 11,497.7%
1880 15,121 48.2%
1890 18,561 22.7%
1900 19,254 3.7%
1910 23,754 23.4%
1920 24,000 1.0%
1930 22,665 −5.6%
1940 22,210 −2.0%
1950 20,348 −8.4%
1960 19,455 −4.4%
1970 18,812 −3.3%
1980 18,967 0.8%
1990 17,035 −10.2%
2000 16,997 −0.2%
2010 16,512 −2.9%
Est. 2012 16,406 [5] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Age pyramid
2005 KDOT Map of Neosho County (map legend)

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,997 people, 6,739 households, and 4,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,461 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.90% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,739 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,167, and the median income for a family was $38,532. Males had a median income of $26,906 versus $19,387 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,539. About 10.00% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places[edit]

  • Kimball
  • Leanna (on Allen County line)
  • Morehead
  • Odense
  • Rollin
  • Shaw
  • South Mound
  • Urbana

Townships[edit]

Neosho County is divided into twelve townships. The city of Chanute 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
Big Creek 06675 456 4 (10) 124 (48) 1 (0) 0.47% 37°41′N 95°18′W / 37.683°N 95.300°W / 37.683; -95.300
Canville 10525 571 5 (12) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.34% 37°36′N 95°27′W / 37.600°N 95.450°W / 37.600; -95.450
Centerville 12375 564 5 (12) 123 (48) 1 (0) 0.93% 37°31′N 95°18′W / 37.517°N 95.300°W / 37.517; -95.300
Chetopa 12975 894 7 (19) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.40% 37°31′N 95°28′W / 37.517°N 95.467°W / 37.517; -95.467
Erie 21525 1,524 12 (32) 123 (47) 1 (1) 1.17% 37°35′N 95°16′W / 37.583°N 95.267°W / 37.583; -95.267
Grant 27800 384 3 (8) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°41′N 95°10′W / 37.683°N 95.167°W / 37.683; -95.167
Ladore 37600 401 3 (9) 121 (47) 3 (1) 2.69% 37°26′N 95°18′W / 37.433°N 95.300°W / 37.433; -95.300
Lincoln 40875 345 3 (7) 123 (47) 2 (1) 1.29% 37°26′N 95°9′W / 37.433°N 95.150°W / 37.433; -95.150
Mission 47250 927 8 (20) 119 (46) 5 (2) 3.97% 37°31′N 95°10′W / 37.517°N 95.167°W / 37.517; -95.167
Shiloh 65300 297 2 (6) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.25% 37°26′N 95°28′W / 37.433°N 95.467°W / 37.433; -95.467
Tioga 70650 885 8 (21) 109 (42) 1 (1) 1.21% 37°42′N 95°27′W / 37.700°N 95.450°W / 37.700; -95.450
Walnut Grove 75175 338 3 (7) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.11% 37°36′N 95°10′W / 37.600°N 95.167°W / 37.600; -95.167

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. ^ "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. ^ U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
  6. ^ U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). "Welcome To USD #247". Cherokee, USD 247. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 

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External links[edit]

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