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Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Wabaunsee County View
Map of Kansas highlighting Wabaunsee County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1859
Seat Alma
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

799.80 sq mi (2,071 km²)
797.38 sq mi (2,065 km²)
2.41 sq mi (6 km²), 0.30%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,053
8.7/sq mi (3.4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.Wabaunsee.KansasGov.com

Wabaunsee County (standard abbreviation: WB) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,053.[1] Its county seat is Alma.[2] It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name is derived from the Potawatomi "Wah-bon-seh", meaning "day a little" literally.

Law and governmentEdit

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury, north of Paxico.

Wabaunsee 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 799.80 square miles (2,071.5 km2), of which 797.38 square miles (2,065.2 km2) (or 99.70%) is land and 2.41 square miles (6.2 km2) (or 0.30%) is water.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 12,813
1910 12,721 −0.7%
1920 11,424 −10.2%
1930 10,830 −5.2%
1940 9,219 −14.9%
1950 7,212 −21.8%
1960 6,648 −7.8%
1970 6,397 −3.8%
1980 6,867 7.3%
1990 6,603 −3.8%
2000 6,885 4.3%
2010 7,053 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Wabaunsee County, Kansas age pyramid

Age pyramid

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,885 people, 2,633 households, and 1,958 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,033 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.24% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,633 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 102.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,710, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $31,629 versus $23,148 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,704. About 5.80% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.40% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated townsEdit

TownshipsEdit

Wabaunsee 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Alma 01375 1,137 11 (28) 104 (40) 0 (0) 0 % 39°1′8″N 96°17′33″W / 39.01889, -96.2925
Farmer 23125 119 1 (2) 172 (66) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°55′37″N 96°18′44″W / 38.92694, -96.31222
Garfield 25850 590 5 (13) 118 (45) 0 (0) 0.09% 38°51′44″N 96°27′20″W / 38.86222, -96.45556
Kaw 36150 242 2 (6) 110 (42) 2 (1) 1.55% 39°10′16″N 96°9′46″W / 39.17111, -96.16278
Maple Hill 44525 930 5 (13) 190 (73) 1 (0) 0.55% 39°4′43″N 96°0′52″W / 39.07861, -96.01444
Mill Creek 46725 293 2 (4) 192 (74) 1 (0) 0.43% 38°53′23″N 96°11′23″W / 38.88972, -96.18972
Mission Creek 47300 495 2 (6) 209 (81) 0 (0) 0.04% 38°55′49″N 96°3′0″W / 38.93028, -96.05
Newbury 50275 1,045 5 (13) 203 (78) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°3′44″N 96°11′18″W / 39.06222, -96.18833
Plumb 56800 640 5 (13) 129 (50) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°47′56″N 95°58′36″W / 38.79889, -95.97667
Rock Creek 60650 84 0 (1) 171 (66) 0 (0) 0.05% 38°46′58″N 96°18′15″W / 38.78278, -96.30417
Wabaunsee 74250 455 3 (7) 172 (66) 2 (1) 1.05% 39°6′57″N 96°18′21″W / 39.11583, -96.30583
Washington 75800 83 1 (1) 148 (57) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°57′49″N 96°25′14″W / 38.96361, -96.42056
Wilmington 79525 772 5 (13) 150 (58) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°49′54″N 96°6′14″W / 38.83167, -96.10389

Education Edit

Map of Wabaunsee Co, Ks, USA

2005 KDOT Map of Wabaunsee County from KDOT (map legend)

Unified school districts Edit

  • Mill Creek Valley USD 329
  • Wabaunsee East USD 330

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 April 9, 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. 

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