Stevens County, Kansas


Stevens County, Kansas

Infobox U.S. County
county=Stevens County
state=Kansas



founded=August 3 1886
seat=Hugoton
area_total_km2=1885|area_total_sq_mi=728
area_land_km2=1884|area_land_sq_mi=728
area_water_km2=0|area_water_sq_mi=0
area percentage=0.02%
census estimate yr=2005
pop=5412
density_km2=2.9|density_sq_mi=7.4
time zone=Central
UTC offset=-6
DST offset=-5|

Stevens County (standard abbreviation: SV) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 5,463 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Hugoton.GR|6

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Stevens County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county. [Cite web| url=http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm| title=Map of Wet and Dry Counties| publisher=Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue| month=November | year=2004| accessdate=2007-01-21]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 728 square miles (1,885 km²), of which, 728 square miles (1,884 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Grant County (north)
*Haskell County (northeast)
*Seward County (east)
*Texas County, Oklahoma (south)
*Morton County (west)
*Stanton County (northwest)

National protected area

* Cimarron National Grassland (part)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,463 people, 1,988 households, and 1,457 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.01% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,988 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,830, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,525 versus $22,803 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,814. About 8.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):
*Hugoton, 3,722 (county seat)
*Moscow, 255

Unincorporated community

*Woodsdale

Townships

Stevens County is divided into six 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.

Education

Unified school districts

* Moscow USD 209
* Hugoton USD 210

References

External links

;Official website:* [http://www.stevenscoks.org/ Official website] ;General information on Stevens County:* [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/SV/ Blue Skyways]

;USD 210 website: [http://www.usd210.org| Hugoton School] ;Official Hugoton Band Site: [http://www.hugotonbands.com| Eagle Band]

;Kansas County Data:* [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/county.shtml Kansas Statistical Abstract]

;Stevens County local history and genealogy:* [http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=SV Kansas State Historical Society]


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