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Linn County, Kansas

 

Linn County, Kansas

Linn County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Linn County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Lewis F. Linn
Seat Mound City
Largest city Pleasanton
Area
 • Total 606 sq mi (1,570 km2)
 • Land 594 sq mi (1,538 km2)
 • Water 12 sq mi (31 km2), 2.0%
Population
 • (2010) 9,656
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .comlinncountyks

Linn County (county code LN) is a county located in east-central Kansas. 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. The county was named for Lewis F. Linn, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.[3][4]

Linn County is included in the Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • Law and government 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected area 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Education 4
    • Unified school districts 4.1
  • Communities 5
    • Cities 5.1
    • Unincorporated communities 5.2
    • Townships 5.3
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Law and government

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.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 606 square miles (1,570 km2), of which 594 square miles (1,540 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (2.0%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[12] 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.

Education

Unified school districts

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

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Linn County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

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%
Centerville 12350 389 2 (5) 206 (79) 0 (0) 0.07%
Liberty 40200 908 5 (14) 166 (64) 0 (0) 0.17%
Lincoln 40825 2,251 18 (47) 125 (48) 11 (4) 7.84%
Mound City 48775 1,421 11 (29) 129 (50) 0 (0) 0.16%
Paris 54375 494 3 (8) 167 (65) 0 (0) 0.11%
Potosi 57175 2,080 14 (37) 144 (56) 1 (0) 0.52%
Scott 63550 641 4 (10) 163 (63) 1 (0) 0.73%
Sheridan 64700 560 5 (13) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.19%
Stanton 67875 169 2 (6) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.04%
Valley 72925 157 2 (4) 94 (36) 6 (2) 5.91%
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. 

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 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. 166. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  5. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  

Further reading

  • 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)

External links

Official sites
  • Linn County
  • Linn County News (local newspaper)
Additional information
  • Blue Skyways
  • Kansas Statistical Abstract
Maps
  • Marion County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
  • Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
  • Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
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