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Coordinates: 39°48′N 101°48′W / 39.8, -101.8

Cheyenne County, Kansas
Cheyenne Co KS Courthouse
Cheyenne County Courthouse in St. Francis
Map of Kansas highlighting Cheyenne County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 20, 1873
Seat St. Francis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,020.84 sq mi (2,644 km²)
1,019.88 sq mi (2,641 km²)
0.95 sq mi (2 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,726
2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website CheyenneCounty.org

Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in Northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,726.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francis.[2]

Law and governmentEdit

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,020.84 square miles (2,644.0 km2), of which 1,019.88 square miles (2,641.5 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.95 square miles (2.5 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

Sources: National Atlas,[5] U.S. Census Bureau[6]

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 37
1890 4,401 11,794.6%
1900 2,640 −40.0%
1910 4,248 60.9%
1920 5,587 31.5%
1930 6,948 24.4%
1940 6,221 −10.5%
1950 5,668 −8.9%
1960 4,708 −16.9%
1970 4,256 −9.6%
1980 3,678 −13.6%
1990 3,243 −11.8%
2000 3,165 −2.4%
2010 2,726 −13.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Cheyenne County, Kansas age pyramid

Population pyramid

Map of Cheyenne Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Cheyenne County (map legend)

Cheyenne County's population was estimated to be 2,911 in the year 2006, a decrease of 247, or -7.8%, over the previous six years.[7]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[8] there were 3,165 people, 1,360 households, and 919 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 1,360 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,599, and the median income for a family was $34,816. Males had a median income of $24,976 versus $19,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,862. About 7.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated placesEdit

  • Wheeler

Ghost townsEdit

  • Clugh
  • Gurney
  • Hourglass
  • Jaqua
  • Lawnridge
  • Orlando

TownshipsEdit

Cheyenne County is divided into seven townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the township 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
Benkelman 06025 57 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0% 39°37′8″N 101°54′35″W / 39.61889, -101.90972
Bird City 06850 Bird City 771 1 (2) 884 (341) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°45′30″N 101°31′41″W / 39.75833, -101.52806
Calhoun 09950 57 0 (1) 231 (89) 2 (1) 0.70% 39°56′8″N 101°39′18″W / 39.93556, -101.655
Cleveland Run 14150 67 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°52′35″N 101°48′20″W / 39.87639, -101.80556
Jaqua 35025 46 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°39′48″N 102°1′20″W / 39.66333, -102.02222
Orlando 53050 63 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°45′36″N 101°41′0″W / 39.76, -101.683333
Wano 75375 St. Francis 2,104 2 (6) 937 (362) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°45′27″N 101°50′4″W / 39.7575, -101.83444
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html. 

Education Edit

Unified school districts Edit

See alsoEdit

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.  Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Six year change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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