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Linn County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Linn County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Mound City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

606.29 sq mi (1,570 km²)
598.67 sq mi (1,551 km²)
7.62 sq mi (20 km²), 1.26%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

9,656
15.6/sq mi (6/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website LinnCountyKS.com

Linn County (county code LN) is a county located in East Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 9,656.[1] Its county seat is Mound City,[2] and its most populous city is Pleasanton. Linn County is a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Law and governmentEdit

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2004, 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 606.29 square miles (1,570.3 km2), of which 598.67 square miles (1,550.5 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 7.62 square miles (19.7 km2) (or 1.26%) is water.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 6,336
1870 12,174 92.1%
1880 15,298 25.7%
1890 17,215 12.5%
1900 16,689 −3.1%
1910 14,735 −11.7%
1920 13,815 −6.2%
1930 13,534 −2.0%
1940 11,969 −11.6%
1950 10,053 −16.0%
1960 8,274 −17.7%
1970 7,770 −6.1%
1980 8,234 6.0%
1990 8,254 0.2%
2000 9,570 15.9%
2010 9,656 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Linn County, Kansas age pyramid

Population pyramid

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[5] there were 9,570 people, 3,807 households, and 2,748 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,720 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.50% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 3,807 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,906, and the median income for a family was $42,571. Males had a median income of $31,720 versus $22,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,009. About 7.80% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2009 estimate):

There are several lake communities in the county (Linn Valley Lakes, Lake Chaparral...), which are quick getaways for city dwellers who spend their weekends or holidays there.

TownshipsEdit

Linn County is divided into eleven 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
Blue Mound 07625 500 3 (8) 162 (63) 0 (0) 0.09% 38°5′37″N 95°0′45″W / 38.09361, -95.0125
Centerville 12350 389 2 (5) 206 (79) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°12′39″N 94°59′56″W / 38.21083, -94.99889
Liberty 40200 908 5 (14) 166 (64) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°19′38″N 94°59′26″W / 38.32722, -94.99056
Lincoln 40825 2,251 18 (47) 125 (48) 11 (4) 7.84% 38°21′10″N 94°43′10″W / 38.35278, -94.71944
Mound City 48775 1,421 11 (29) 129 (50) 0 (0) 0.16% 38°7′59″N 94°48′59″W / 38.13306, -94.81639
Paris 54375 494 3 (8) 167 (65) 0 (0) 0.11% 38°13′49″N 94°50′1″W / 38.23028, -94.83361
Potosi 57175 2,080 14 (37) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.52% 38°10′35″N 94°42′20″W / 38.17639, -94.70556
Scott 63550 641 4 (10) 163 (63) 1 (0) 0.73% 38°18′32″N 94°51′13″W / 38.30889, -94.85361
Sheridan 64700 560 5 (13) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.19% 38°4′7″N 94°41′9″W / 38.06861, -94.68583
Stanton 67875 169 2 (6) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.04% 38°3′33″N 94°49′58″W / 38.05917, -94.83278
Valley 72925 157 2 (4) 94 (36) 6 (2) 5.91% 38°16′7″N 94°41′41″W / 38.26861, -94.69472
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html. 

Education Edit

Map of Linn Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Linn County (map legend)

Unified school districts Edit

  • Pleasanton USD 344
  • Jayhawk USD 346
  • Prairie View USD 362

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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