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|Harvey County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 7, 1872|
540.50 sq mi (1,400 km²)
539.33 sq mi (1,397 km²)
1.17 sq mi (3 km²), 0.22%
64.6/sq mi (24.9/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Harvey County (county code HV) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. Its county seat and most populous city is Newton. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 34,684. The county is a part of the Wichita (Kansas) Metropolitan Statistical Area. The FIPS place code for the county is 020079.
For millennia, the land that is currently Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized.
Law and governmentEdit
Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 540.50 square miles (1,399.9 km2), of which 539.33 square miles (1,396.9 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 1.17 square miles (3.0 km2) (or 0.22%) is water. The Little Arkansas River flows through the county.
- Marion County (northeast)
- Butler County (east)
- Sedgwick County (south)
- Reno County (west)
- McPherson County (northwest)
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 32,869 people, 12,581 households, and 8,932 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 13,378 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.04% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.
There were 12,581 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,907, and the median income for a family was $48,793. Males had a median income of $35,037 versus $22,492 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,715. About 4.20% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and townsEdit
Name and population (2010):
- Newton, 19,132 (county seat)
- Hesston, 3,709
- Halstead, 2,085
- North Newton, 1,759
- Sedgwick, 1,695
- Burrton, 901
- Walton, 235
Harvey County is divided into fifteen townships. The cities of Halstead and Newton are considered governmentally independent and are 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.
/km² (/sq mi)
| Land area|
km² (sq mi)
| Water area|
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Alta||01500||221||2 (6)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0.48%|
|Burrton||09600||1,143||12 (32)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0.17%|
|Darlington||17025||601||7 (17)||92 (35)||0 (0)||0.10%|
|Emma||21025||4,181||45 (116)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Garden||25300||294||3 (8)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Halstead||29625||353||4 (10)||92 (35)||0 (0)||0.07%|
|Highland||31875||415||5 (12)||92 (35)||0 (0)||0.19%|
|Lake||37825||173||2 (5)||92 (36)||1 (0)||1.05%|
|Lakin||38150||357||4 (10)||92 (35)||0 (0)||0.06%|
|Macon||43925||1,056||11 (30)||92 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Newton||50500||1,950||28 (73)||69 (27)||0 (0)||0.07%|
|Pleasant||56250||439||5 (12)||93 (36)||1 (0)||0.81%|
|Richland||59350||360||4 (10)||94 (36)||0 (0)||0.20%|
|Sedgwick||63825||1,711||18 (48)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Walton||75225||552||6 (15)||95 (37)||0 (0)||0.06%|
|Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.|
Unified school districtsEdit
- USD 369, Burrton
- Burrton, Rural Areas
- USD 373, Newton
- USD 439, Sedgwick
- Sedgwick, Rural Areas
- USD 440, Halstead
- Halstead, Rural Areas
- USD 460, Hesston
- Hesston, Rural Areas
- District Office In Neighboring County
- USD 206, Remington-Whitewater
- Rural Areas
- USD 398, Peabody-Burns
- Rural Areas
- USD 411, Goessel
- Rural Areas
- USD 423, Moundridge
- Rural Areas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Harvey County, Kansas
- List of people from Harvey County, Kansas
Information on this and other counties in Kansas
- List of counties in Kansas
- List of Kansas county name etymologies
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas
- Kansas locations by per capita income
Other information for Kansas
- List of cities in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of colleges and universities in Kansas
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "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.
- ^ Santa Fe Rail History
- ^ "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.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook), (Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
- Harvey County - Official Website
- Harvey County - Directory of Public Officials
- Harvey County - Economic Development Council Inc.
- Harvey County - Information, Skyways
|McPherson County||Marion County|
|Reno County||Butler County|
Harvey County, Kansas
|Reno County||Sedgwick County||Butler County|
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