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Coordinates: 37°53′N 99°16′W / 37.883, -99.267

Edwards County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 18, 1874
Seat Kinsley
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

622.10 sq mi (1,611 km²)
622.02 sq mi (1,611 km²)
0.08 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,037
5.0/sq mi (1.9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website EdwardsCounty.org

Edwards County (county code ED) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,037.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Kinsley.[2]

Law and governmentEdit

Edwards 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.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 622.10 square miles (1,611.2 km2), of which 622.02 square miles (1,611.0 km2) (or 99.99%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.01%) is water.[4]

Geographic Features Edit

The Arkansas River flows through Edwards County from the southwest corner to the Pawnee County line near U.S. Route 56. Since the early 1990s, however, the riverbed has contained little to no water, and can be waded across in most places.

Major highwaysEdit

Three U.S. Routes run through Edwards County, all meeting in Kinsley. An east-west route, U.S. Route 50 circumvents Belpre and Lewis before joining with westbound U.S. Route 56 in Kinsley. The single road then passes through Offerle and west into Ford County. U.S. Route 183 runs from Kiowa County in the South to Kinsley, where it joins eastbound U.S. 56, running as a single highway to Pawnee County. Kansas Highway K-19 starts at U.S. Route 50 near Belpre, and travels North into Pawnee County.

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 2,409 [5]
1890 3,600 49.4%
1900 3,682 2.3%
1910 7,033 91.0%
1920 7,057 0.3%
1930 7,295 3.4%
1940 6,377 −12.6%
1950 5,936 −6.9%
1960 5,118 −13.8%
1970 4,581 −10.5%
1980 4,271 −6.8%
1990 3,787 −11.3%
2000 3,449 −8.9%
2010 3,037 −11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Edwards County, Kansas age pyramid

Population pyramid

Map of Edwards Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Edwards County (map legend)

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[6] there were 3,449 people, 1,455 households, and 955 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,754 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.52% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 5.57% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.71% of the population.

There were 1,455 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 32.00% 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 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,530, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $27,050 versus $20,132 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,586. About 7.00% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places Edit

Townships Edit

Edwards County is divided into ten townships. The city of Kinsley 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.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Belpre 05850 186 1 (3) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°57′14″N 99°6′12″W / 37.95389, -99.10333
Franklin 24350 93 0 (1) 191 (74) 0 (0) 0% 37°48′55″N 99°11′12″W / 37.81528, -99.18667
Jackson 34750 98 1 (1) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°59′35″N 99°30′18″W / 37.99306, -99.505
Kinsley 37100 160 1 (3) 121 (47) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°56′27″N 99°24′0″W / 37.94083, -99.4
Lincoln 40650 143 1 (2) 193 (74) 0 (0) 0% 37°49′17″N 99°4′39″W / 37.82139, -99.0775
Logan 41875 42 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°3′5″N 99°23′47″W / 38.05139, -99.39639
North Brown 51100 67 0 (1) 163 (63) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°51′43″N 99°21′34″W / 37.86194, -99.35944
South Brown 66550 90 0 (1) 251 (97) 0 (0) 0% 37°47′5″N 99°22′5″W / 37.78472, -99.36806
Trenton 71400 306 2 (6) 136 (53) 0 (0) 0% 37°52′50″N 99°32′31″W / 37.88056, -99.54194
Wayne 76125 606 5 (12) 132 (51) 0 (0) 0% 37°56′28″N 99°15′30″W / 37.94111, -99.25833
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 2007-12-28. 
  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. ^ The 1880 census population includes areas that were organized into Kiowa County in 1886.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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