Sheridan County, Kansas

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Sheridan County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Sheridan County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Named for Phillip H. Sheridan
Seat Hoxie
Largest city Hoxie
Area
 • Total 896 sq mi (2,321 km2)
 • Land 896 sq mi (2,321 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • (2010) 2,556
 • Density 2.9/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website County Website

Coordinates: 39°21′N 100°26′W / 39.350°N 100.433°W / 39.350; -100.433

Windmill, Sheridan County, Kansas, 1939. Farm Security Administration photo by Russell Lee.

Sheridan County (standard abbreviation: SD) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,556.[1] Its county seat is Hoxie.[2] The county was named in honor of Phillip H. Sheridan, a general of the American Civil War era.

Law and government[edit]

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Sheridan County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 896 square miles (2,320 km2), of which 896 square miles (2,320 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.03%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,567
1890 3,733 138.2%
1900 3,819 2.3%
1910 5,651 48.0%
1920 5,484 −3.0%
1930 6,038 10.1%
1940 5,312 −12.0%
1950 4,607 −13.3%
1960 4,267 −7.4%
1970 3,859 −9.6%
1980 3,544 −8.2%
1990 3,043 −14.1%
2000 2,813 −7.6%
2010 2,556 −9.1%
Est. 2013 2,553 −0.1%
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 2,813 people, 1,124 households, and 795 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,124 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,547, and the median income for a family was $38,292. Males had a median income of $26,351 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,299. About 12.00% of families and 15.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Sheridan County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Sheridan County is divided into fourteen townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. 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
Adell 00300 13 0 (0) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°30′58″N 100°14′13″W / 39.51611°N 100.23694°W / 39.51611; -100.23694
Bloomfield 07450 45 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°26′8″N 100°39′52″W / 39.43556°N 100.66444°W / 39.43556; -100.66444
Bowcreek 08125 54 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0% 39°25′48″N 100°17′2″W / 39.43000°N 100.28389°W / 39.43000; -100.28389
East Saline 19675 66 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°11′50″N 100°12′38″W / 39.19722°N 100.21056°W / 39.19722; -100.21056
Kenneth 36525 Hoxie 1,430 15 (40) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°21′16″N 100°26′24″W / 39.35444°N 100.44000°W / 39.35444; -100.44000
Logan 42225 115 1 (2) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°21′26″N 100°37′4″W / 39.35722°N 100.61778°W / 39.35722; -100.61778
Parnell 54650 104 1 (1) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°25′33″N 100°30′57″W / 39.42583°N 100.51583°W / 39.42583; -100.51583
Prairie Dog 57500 71 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°31′27″N 100°40′15″W / 39.52417°N 100.67083°W / 39.52417; -100.67083
Sheridan 64750 269 2 (5) 138 (53) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°31′40″N 100°32′38″W / 39.52778°N 100.54389°W / 39.52778; -100.54389
Solomon 66400 248 1 (2) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°13′54″N 100°38′0″W / 39.23167°N 100.63333°W / 39.23167; -100.63333
Springbrook 67350 108 0 (1) 279 (108) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°13′38″N 100°28′15″W / 39.22722°N 100.47083°W / 39.22722; -100.47083
Union 72400 60 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°31′52″N 100°22′35″W / 39.53111°N 100.37639°W / 39.53111; -100.37639
Valley 73150 139 1 (2) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°21′0″N 100°16′5″W / 39.35000°N 100.26806°W / 39.35000; -100.26806
West Saline 77375 91 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°12′44″N 100°20′28″W / 39.21222°N 100.34111°W / 39.21222; -100.34111

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 29, 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 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  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 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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