Clark County, Kansas

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Clark County, Kansas
County
Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County
Location in the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°14′N 99°50′W / 37.233°N 99.833°W / 37.233; -99.833
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Charles F. Clarke
Seat Ashland
Largest city Ashland
Area
 • Total 977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land 975 sq mi (2,525 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (7 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 2,072
 • Density 2.3/sq mi (1/km²)
Area code(s) 620
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website ClarkCountyKS.com

Clark County (county code CA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,215.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Ashland.[2]

Geography[edit]

Rural Clark County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 977 square miles (2,530 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Sources: National Atlas,[4] U.S. Census Bureau[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 163
1890 2,357 1,346.0%
1900 1,701 −27.8%
1910 4,093 140.6%
1920 4,989 21.9%
1930 4,796 −3.9%
1940 4,081 −14.9%
1950 3,946 −3.3%
1960 3,396 −13.9%
1970 2,896 −14.7%
1980 2,599 −10.3%
1990 2,418 −7.0%
2000 2,390 −1.2%
2010 2,215 −7.3%
Est. 2016 2,072 [6] −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 2,390 people, 979 households, and 676 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.77% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There were 979 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.60% 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 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,857, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,795. About 11.30% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Law and government[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.1% 825 11.9% 120 6.0% 60
2012 79.2% 805 17.1% 174 3.7% 38
2008 77.4% 897 21.1% 245 1.5% 17
2004 78.5% 1,014 19.9% 257 1.6% 20
2000 73.4% 926 23.2% 292 3.4% 43
1996 65.0% 855 25.4% 334 9.6% 126
1992 51.5% 676 22.3% 293 26.2% 344
1988 66.6% 876 31.1% 409 2.3% 30
1984 75.4% 1,075 22.7% 324 1.9% 27
1980 63.6% 901 30.4% 430 6.1% 86
1976 51.8% 761 46.3% 680 1.9% 28
1972 76.0% 1,142 20.7% 311 3.3% 49
1968 58.3% 920 28.3% 446 13.5% 213
1964 46.7% 777 52.9% 881 0.4% 7
1960 70.3% 1,286 29.4% 538 0.3% 6
1956 69.8% 1,243 29.7% 529 0.5% 8
1952 73.3% 1,410 24.9% 479 1.8% 35
1948 55.3% 999 43.0% 777 1.7% 31
1944 55.7% 950 43.4% 741 0.9% 15
1940 49.5% 1,072 49.8% 1,079 0.7% 16
1936 38.1% 899 61.8% 1,457 0.1% 2
1932 44.5% 938 54.7% 1,152 0.8% 16
1928 76.4% 1,383 23.2% 419 0.4% 8
1924 59.2% 969 25.0% 410 15.8% 259
1920 58.0% 923 38.3% 610 3.7% 59
1916 34.4% 653 58.0% 1,102 7.6% 144
1912 14.5% 162 43.5% 485 41.9% 467
1908 49.9% 386 45.2% 350 4.9% 38
1904 60.7% 246 32.4% 131 6.9% 28
1900 49.1% 201 48.7% 199 2.2% 9
1896 48.7% 182 51.1% 191 0.3% 1
1892 42.4% 226 57.6% 307
1888 51.3% 473 37.9% 349 10.9% 100

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Clark County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[13]

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

Communities[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Clark County (map legend)

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Acres
  • Letitia
  • Lexington
  • Sitka

Ghost towns[edit]

  • Appleton
  • Cash City[14]
  • Vanham

Townships[edit]

Clark County is divided into six 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.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Appleton 02100 Minneola 921 1 (4) 630 (243) 2 (1) 0.29% 37°23′28″N 99°55′57″W / 37.39111°N 99.93250°W / 37.39111; -99.93250
Center 11600 Ashland 1,097 2 (5) 528 (204) 2 (1) 0.31% 37°10′15″N 99°47′52″W / 37.17083°N 99.79778°W / 37.17083; -99.79778
Englewood 21375 Englewood 171 0 (1) 536 (207) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°6′5″N 99°59′7″W / 37.10139°N 99.98528°W / 37.10139; -99.98528
Lexington 39775 83 0 (1) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°19′20″N 99°38′41″W / 37.32222°N 99.64472°W / 37.32222; -99.64472
Liberty 39900 32 0 (1) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′6″N 99°39′18″W / 37.41833°N 99.65500°W / 37.41833; -99.65500
Sitka 65725 86 0 (1) 444 (171) 2 (1) 0.48% 37°8′13″N 99°38′28″W / 37.13694°N 99.64111°W / 37.13694; -99.64111
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  13. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  14. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 298. 

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