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Coordinates: 38°28′N 101°21′W / 38.467, -101.35

Wichita County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Wichita County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of USA KS
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded 24 December 1886
Seat Leoti
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718.54 sq mi (1,861 km²)
718.52 sq mi (1,861 km²)
0.02 sq mi (0 km²), 0.003%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,234
3.2/sq mi (1.2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.WichitaCounty.org

Wichita County (standard abbreviation: WH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,234.[1] Its county seat is Leoti.[2]

The county should not be confused with the city of Wichita, which is located in Sedgwick County.

Law and governmentEdit

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Wichita County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 718.54 square miles (1,861.0 km2), of which 718.52 square miles (1,861.0 km2) (or 99.997%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.003%) is water.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 1,197
1910 2,006 67.6%
1920 1,856 −7.5%
1930 2,579 39.0%
1940 2,185 −15.3%
1950 2,640 20.8%
1960 2,765 4.7%
1970 3,274 18.4%
1980 3,041 −7.1%
1990 2,758 −9.3%
2000 2,531 −8.2%
2010 2,234 −11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
USA Wichita County, Kansas age pyramid

Age pyramid

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,531 people, 967 households, and 723 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.25% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 10.51% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 18.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 967 households out of which 35.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,462, and the median income for a family was $41,034. Males had a median income of $27,523 versus $18,807 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,720. About 11.20% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.20% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Incorporated citiesEdit

Name and population (2004 estimate):

  • Leoti, 1,475 (county seat)

Unincorporated placesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Wichita County has a single township. 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
Leoti 39575 Leoti 2,531 1 (4) 1,861 (719) 0 (0) 0% 38°29′54″N 101°21′50″W / 38.49833, -101.36389

Education Edit

Map of Wichita Co, Ks, USA

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

Unified school districts Edit

  • Leoti USD 467

See alsoEdit

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas


ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

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