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Coordinates: 39°21′N 99°53′W / 39.35, -99.883

Graham County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Graham County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1887
Seat Hill City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

898.67 sq mi (2,328 km²)
898.29 sq mi (2,327 km²)
0.38 sq mi (1 km²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,597
3.0/sq mi (1.2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website GrahamCountyKS.com

Graham County (county code GH) is a county located in northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,597.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hill City[2]. The county is home to Nicodemus, founded 1877, which is the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War.

HistoryEdit

Graham County was organized in 1880 & named after Captain John L. Graham, a Union soldier killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19, 1863.

Law and governmentEdit

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Graham County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink without a food sales requirement.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 898.67 square miles (2,327.5 km2), of which 898.29 square miles (2,326.6 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[4] Graham County roughly contains 3600 quarter sections, and is the fourth county east of Colorado line and the second county south of the Nebraska line. The 100th meridian west passes nearly through its center. The average elevation in the county is 2700 feet above sea level.

Adjacent counties Edit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 4,258
1890 5,029 18.1%
1900 5,173 2.9%
1910 8,700 68.2%
1920 7,624 −12.4%
1930 7,772 1.9%
1940 6,071 −21.9%
1950 5,020 −17.3%
1960 5,586 11.3%
1970 4,751 −14.9%
1980 3,995 −15.9%
1990 3,543 −11.3%
2000 2,946 −16.9%
2010 2,597 −11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Graham County, Kansas age pyramid

Population pyramid

Map of Graham Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Graham County (map legend)

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[5] there were 2,946 people, 1,263 households, and 847 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,553 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.91% White, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 1,263 households out of which 27.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 23.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,286, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $26,642 versus $18,222 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,050. About 8.60% of families and 11.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated placesEdit

Towns that no longer existEdit

  • Fagan, Gettysburg, Roscoe, Smithfield, Springfield and Togo

TownshipsEdit

Graham County is divided into thirteen 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
Allodium 01325 46 0 (1) 175 (67) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°29′23″N 100°4′42″W / 39.48972, -100.07833
Bryant 08850 115 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°11′22″N 100°5′7″W / 39.18944, -100.08528
Gettysburg 26175 83 0 (1) 227 (88) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°23′11″N 100°1′50″W / 39.38639, -100.03056
Graham 27175 53 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′3″N 99°47′51″W / 39.5175, -99.7975
Happy 29950 72 0 (1) 233 (90) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°12′17″N 99°53′7″W / 39.20472, -99.88528
Hill City 32200 Hill City 1,747 16 (41) 112 (43) 0 (0) 0.15% 39°22′17″N 99°50′29″W / 39.37139, -99.84139
Indiana 34000 42 0 (1) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°29′28″N 99°57′59″W / 39.49111, -99.96639
Millbrook 46625 150 1 (2) 159 (62) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°19′1″N 99°55′2″W / 39.31694, -99.91722
Morland 48250 68 0 (1) 286 (111) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°13′46″N 99°41′15″W / 39.22944, -99.6875
Nicodemus 50575 52 1 (2) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°24′40″N 99°38′55″W / 39.41111, -99.64861
Pioneer 55900 57 0 (1) 161 (62) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°31′1″N 99°40′2″W / 39.51694, -99.66722
Solomon 66300 Morland 209 1 (3) 159 (61) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°18′57″N 100°4′44″W / 39.31583, -100.07889
Wildhorse 79225 Bogue 252 2 (5) 137 (53) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°20′45″N 99°40′13″W / 39.34583, -99.67028
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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Meeting Minutes". Kansas State Board of Education. December 12, 2001. http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=I3%2BvfE008WI%3D&tabid=1841&mid=4146. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 

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