Trego County, Kansas

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Trego County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Trego County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded June 21, 1879
Named for Edgar Poe Trego[1]
Seat WaKeeney
Largest city WaKeeney
Area
 • Total 900 sq mi (2,331 km2)
 • Land 889 sq mi (2,302 km2)
 • Water 10 sq mi (26 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 3,001
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website tregocountyks.com

Coordinates: 38°55′N 99°53′W / 38.917°N 99.883°W / 38.917; -99.883

Trego County (standard abbreviation: TR) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,001.[2] Its county seat is WaKeeney.[3]

Law and government[edit]

Trego 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.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 900 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 889 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 166
1880 2,535 1,427.1%
1890 2,535 0.0%
1900 2,722 7.4%
1910 5,398 98.3%
1920 5,880 8.9%
1930 6,470 10.0%
1940 5,822 −10.0%
1950 5,868 0.8%
1960 5,473 −6.7%
1970 4,436 −18.9%
1980 4,165 −6.1%
1990 3,694 −11.3%
2000 3,319 −10.2%
2010 3,001 −9.6%
Est. 2013 2,980 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[2]
Age pyramid

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 3,319 people, 1,412 households, and 936 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,412 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,677, and the median income for a family was $40,524. Males had a median income of $26,545 versus $16,927 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,239. About 11.20% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

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Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Trego County is divided into seven 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
Collyer 14925 368 1 (2) 517 (200) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°0′31″N 100°3′55″W / 39.00861°N 100.06528°W / 39.00861; -100.06528
Franklin 24500 60 0 (1) 259 (100) 0 (0) 0% 38°45′42″N 100°4′10″W / 38.76167°N 100.06944°W / 38.76167; -100.06944
Glencoe 26425 70 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°55′40″N 99°38′30″W / 38.92778°N 99.64167°W / 38.92778; -99.64167
Ogallah 52250 214 1 (1) 373 (144) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°0′31″N 99°41′49″W / 39.00861°N 99.69694°W / 39.00861; -99.69694
Riverside 60150 117 0 (1) 296 (114) 15 (6) 4.95% 38°47′32″N 99°42′41″W / 38.79222°N 99.71139°W / 38.79222; -99.71139
WaKeeney 74475 2,398 5 (13) 465 (179) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°0′41″N 99°52′36″W / 39.01139°N 99.87667°W / 39.01139; -99.87667
Wilcox 79137 92 0 (1) 298 (115) 12 (5) 3.85% 38°47′25″N 99°52′37″W / 38.79028°N 99.87694°W / 38.79028; -99.87694

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See also[edit]

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Trego County Economic Development". Trego County, Kansas. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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