Trego County, Kansas

Trego County, Kansas

Infobox U.S. County
county=Trego County

founded=June 21, 1879
area percentage=1.19%
census estimate yr=2005
time zone=Central
UTC offset=-6
DST offset=-5|

Trego County (standard abbreviation: TR) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 3,319. Its county seat is WaKeeney.GR|6

Law and government

Trego 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. [Cite web| url=| title=Map of Wet and Dry Counties| publisher=Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue| month=November | year=2006| accessdate=2007-12-28]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which, 888 square miles (2,301 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (1.19%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Graham County (north)
*Rooks County (northeast)
*Ellis County (east)
*Ness County (south)
*Gove County (west)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,319 people, 1,412 households, and 936 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,723 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,412 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,677, and the median income for a family was $40,524. Males had a median income of $26,545 versus $16,927 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,239. About 11.20% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):
*WaKeeney, 1,821 (county seat)
*Collyer, 131


Trego County is divided into seven 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.


Unified school districts

* WaKeeney USD 208


External links

;General information on Trego County:* [ Blue Skyways]

;Kansas County Data:* [ Kansas Statistical Abstract]

;Trego County local history and genealogy:* [ Kansas State Historical Society]


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