Pawnee County, Kansas

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Pawnee County, Kansas
Pawnee county kansas courthouse 2009.jpg
Pawnee County Courthouse in Larned
Map of Kansas highlighting Pawnee County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Pawnee tribe
Seat Larned
Largest city Larned
Area
 • Total 754.56 sq mi (1,954 km2)
 • Land 754.17 sq mi (1,953 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (1 km2), 0.05%
Population
 • (2010) 6,973
 • Density 8.9/sq mi (3.5/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.pawneecountykansas.com

Coordinates: 38°09′N 99°12′W / 38.150°N 99.200°W / 38.150; -99.200

Pawnee County (standard abbreviation: PN) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,973.[1] The largest city and county seat is Larned.[2]

Law and government[edit]

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, 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 754.56 square miles (1,954.3 km2), of which 754.17 square miles (1,953.3 km2) (or 99.95%) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 179
1880 5,396 2,914.5%
1890 5,204 −3.6%
1900 5,084 −2.3%
1910 8,859 74.3%
1920 9,323 5.2%
1930 10,510 12.7%
1940 10,300 −2.0%
1950 11,041 7.2%
1960 10,254 −7.1%
1970 8,484 −17.3%
1980 8,065 −4.9%
1990 7,555 −6.3%
2000 7,233 −4.3%
2010 6,973 −3.6%
Est. 2012 6,938 [5] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
Age pyramid

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,233 people, 2,739 households, and 1,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,114 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.96% White, 5.00% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 4.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,739 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 32.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,175, and the median income for a family was $45,634. Males had a median income of $26,751 versus $20,931 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,584. About 5.40% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Incorporated cities[edit]

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships[edit]

Pawnee County is divided into twenty-one townships. The city of Larned 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
Ash Valley 02825 49 1 (1) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°18′46″N 99°12′37″W / 38.31278°N 99.21028°W / 38.31278; -99.21028
Browns Grove 08750 310 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′1″N 99°31′12″W / 38.20028°N 99.52000°W / 38.20028; -99.52000
Conkling 15225 26 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°18′46″N 99°18′57″W / 38.31278°N 99.31583°W / 38.31278; -99.31583
Garfield 25775 259 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°2′55″N 99°16′50″W / 38.04861°N 99.28056°W / 38.04861; -99.28056
Grant 27925 234 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 38°11′54″N 99°24′18″W / 38.19833°N 99.40500°W / 38.19833; -99.40500
Keysville 36625 55 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°8′2″N 99°25′12″W / 38.13389°N 99.42000°W / 38.13389; -99.42000
Larned 38725 266 3 (8) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′38″N 99°4′5″W / 38.21056°N 99.06806°W / 38.21056; -99.06806
Lincoln 40975 28 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 38°17′55″N 99°24′33″W / 38.29861°N 99.40917°W / 38.29861; -99.40917
Logan 42075 48 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°7′34″N 98°57′31″W / 38.12611°N 98.95861°W / 38.12611; -98.95861
Morton 48525 56 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′40″N 99°18′19″W / 38.21111°N 99.30528°W / 38.21111; -99.30528
Orange 53000 73 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°3′2″N 99°11′46″W / 38.05056°N 99.19611°W / 38.05056; -99.19611
Pawnee 54800 82 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 38°11′45″N 99°11′54″W / 38.19583°N 99.19833°W / 38.19583; -99.19833
Pleasant Grove 56400 230 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 38°9′20″N 99°5′13″W / 38.15556°N 99.08694°W / 38.15556; -99.08694
Pleasant Ridge 56475 56 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°7′25″N 99°18′6″W / 38.12361°N 99.30167°W / 38.12361; -99.30167
Pleasant Valley 56600 128 1 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°2′11″N 99°4′4″W / 38.03639°N 99.06778°W / 38.03639; -99.06778
River 60050 87 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°13′19″N 98°57′44″W / 38.22194°N 98.96222°W / 38.22194; -98.96222
Santa Fe 63025 788 9 (22) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°9′0″N 99°10′37″W / 38.15000°N 99.17694°W / 38.15000; -99.17694
Sawmill 63250 24 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°8′19″N 99°30′22″W / 38.13861°N 99.50611°W / 38.13861; -99.50611
Shiley 65275 28 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 38°18′12″N 99°32′20″W / 38.30333°N 99.53889°W / 38.30333; -99.53889
Valley Center 73225 57 1 (2) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°3′4″N 98°57′47″W / 38.05111°N 98.96306°W / 38.05111; -98.96306
Walnut 75050 113 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°18′44″N 99°4′44″W / 38.31222°N 99.07889°W / 38.31222; -99.07889

Education[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Pawnee 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 April 5, 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. 

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