Phillips County, Kansas

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Phillips County, Kansas
Phillips Co KS Courthouse.JPG
Phillips County Courthouse
Map of Kansas highlighting Phillips 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
Seat Phillipsburg
Largest city Phillipsburg
Area
 • Total 895 sq mi (2,318 km2)
 • Land 886 sq mi (2,295 km2)
 • Water 8.7 sq mi (23 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2010) 5,642
 • Density 6.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.phillipscounty.org

Coordinates: 39°48′N 99°21′W / 39.800°N 99.350°W / 39.800; -99.350

Phillips County (standard abbreviation: PL) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,642.[1] The largest city and county seat is Phillipsburg.[2]

Law and government[edit]

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when 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 895 square miles (2,320 km2), of which 886 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,014
1890 13,661 13.7%
1900 14,442 5.7%
1910 14,150 −2.0%
1920 12,505 −11.6%
1930 12,159 −2.8%
1940 10,435 −14.2%
1950 9,273 −11.1%
1960 8,709 −6.1%
1970 7,888 −9.4%
1980 7,406 −6.1%
1990 6,590 −11.0%
2000 6,001 −8.9%
2010 5,642 −6.0%
Est. 2013 5,540 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 6,001 people, 2,496 households, and 1,722 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,088 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,496 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,013, and the median income for a family was $41,638. Males had a median income of $29,609 versus $17,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,121. About 7.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Phillips County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Phillips County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Phillipsburg 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
Arcade 02150 96 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°46′30″N 99°13′40″W / 39.77500°N 99.22778°W / 39.77500; -99.22778
Beaver 05100 54 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′22″N 99°33′43″W / 39.78944°N 99.56194°W / 39.78944; -99.56194
Belmont 05700 113 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°41′26″N 99°27′13″W / 39.69056°N 99.45361°W / 39.69056; -99.45361
Bow Creek 08075 44 0 (1) 92 (35) 1 (1) 1.49% 39°36′15″N 99°13′31″W / 39.60417°N 99.22528°W / 39.60417; -99.22528
Crystal 16550 59 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°51′55″N 99°6′35″W / 39.86528°N 99.10972°W / 39.86528; -99.10972
Dayton 17100 53 1 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°53′27″N 99°27′15″W / 39.89083°N 99.45417°W / 39.89083; -99.45417
Deer Creek 17200 67 1 (2) 88 (34) 5 (2) 4.87% 39°41′2″N 99°13′54″W / 39.68389°N 99.23167°W / 39.68389; -99.23167
Freedom 24650 85 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°52′18″N 99°21′40″W / 39.87167°N 99.36111°W / 39.87167; -99.36111
Glenwood 26650 42 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.21% 39°57′38″N 99°14′25″W / 39.96056°N 99.24028°W / 39.96056; -99.24028
Granite 27450 21 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°58′6″N 99°28′11″W / 39.96833°N 99.46972°W / 39.96833; -99.46972
Greenwood 28775 45 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°51′51″N 99°14′24″W / 39.86417°N 99.24000°W / 39.86417; -99.24000
Kirwin 37300 307 4 (9) 87 (33) 6 (2) 6.89% 39°40′51″N 99°7′24″W / 39.68083°N 99.12333°W / 39.68083; -99.12333
Logan 42125 666 7 (19) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°40′3″N 99°34′11″W / 39.66750°N 99.56972°W / 39.66750; -99.56972
Long Island 42625 251 3 (7) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°56′35″N 99°33′16″W / 39.94306°N 99.55444°W / 39.94306; -99.55444
Mound 48725 129 1 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′13″N 99°27′7″W / 39.78694°N 99.45194°W / 39.78694; -99.45194
Phillipsburg 55700 257 3 (7) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°46′15″N 99°20′28″W / 39.77083°N 99.34111°W / 39.77083; -99.34111
Plainview 56125 23 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°35′21″N 99°27′1″W / 39.58917°N 99.45028°W / 39.58917; -99.45028
Plum 56775 447 5 (12) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°46′3″N 99°7′6″W / 39.76750°N 99.11833°W / 39.76750; -99.11833
Prairie View 57550 220 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°51′0″N 99°34′38″W / 39.85000°N 99.57722°W / 39.85000; -99.57722
Rushville 61800 23 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°36′40″N 99°21′35″W / 39.61111°N 99.35972°W / 39.61111; -99.35972
Solomon 66350 226 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°41′27″N 99°20′12″W / 39.69083°N 99.33667°W / 39.69083; -99.33667
Sumner 69175 43 0 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°57′6″N 99°6′50″W / 39.95167°N 99.11389°W / 39.95167; -99.11389
Towanda 71175 26 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°36′13″N 99°33′43″W / 39.60361°N 99.56194°W / 39.60361; -99.56194
Valley 73025 22 0 (1) 85 (33) 8 (3) 8.70% 39°36′58″N 99°8′3″W / 39.61611°N 99.13417°W / 39.61611; -99.13417
Walnut 75075 14 0 (0) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°57′33″N 99°20′47″W / 39.95917°N 99.34639°W / 39.95917; -99.34639

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 28, 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 2007-12-26. 
  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 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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External links[edit]

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