Neosho County, Kansas

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Neosho County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Neosho County
Location in the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded June 3, 1861
Seat Erie
Largest city Chanute
Area
 • Total 578 sq mi (1,497 km2)
 • Land 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 1.1%
Population
 • (2010) 16,512
 • Density 29/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.neoshocountyks.org

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Neosho County (standard abbreviation: NO) is a county located in the south east of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 16,512.[1] The county seat is Erie.[2]

History

The first railroad was built through Neosho County in 1870.[3]

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1998, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2), of which 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (1.1%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 88
1870 10,206 11,497.7%
1880 15,121 48.2%
1890 18,561 22.7%
1900 19,254 3.7%
1910 23,754 23.4%
1920 24,000 1.0%
1930 22,665 −5.6%
1940 22,210 −2.0%
1950 20,348 −8.4%
1960 19,455 −4.4%
1970 18,812 −3.3%
1980 18,967 0.8%
1990 17,035 −10.2%
2000 16,997 −0.2%
2010 16,512 −2.9%
Est. 2014 16,416 [6] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]
Age pyramid

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 16,997 people, 6,739 households, and 4,683 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 7,461 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.90% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.05% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. 2.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,739 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,167, and the median income for a family was $38,532. Males had a median income of $26,906 versus $19,387 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,539. About 10.00% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.60% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Unified school districts

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Neosho County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

  • Kimball
  • Leanna (on Allen County line)
  • Morehead
  • Odense
  • Rollin
  • Shaw
  • South Mound
  • Urbana

Townships

Neosho County is divided into twelve townships. The city of Chanute is considered governmentally independent and is 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.

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
Big Creek 06675 456 4 (10) 124 (48) 1 (0) 0.47% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Canville 10525 571 5 (12) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.34% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Centerville 12375 564 5 (12) 123 (48) 1 (0) 0.93% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Chetopa 12975 894 7 (19) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.40% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Erie 21525 1,524 12 (32) 123 (47) 1 (1) 1.17% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Grant 27800 384 3 (8) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.19% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Ladore 37600 401 3 (9) 121 (47) 3 (1) 2.69% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Lincoln 40875 345 3 (7) 123 (47) 2 (1) 1.29% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mission 47250 927 8 (20) 119 (46) 5 (2) 3.97% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Shiloh 65300 297 2 (6) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.25% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Tioga 70650 885 8 (21) 109 (42) 1 (1) 1.21% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Walnut Grove 75175 338 3 (7) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.11% Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 349. 
  4. "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  11. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). "Welcome To USD #247". Cherokee, USD 247. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 

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