Osborne County, Kansas


Osborne County, Kansas
Osborne County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Osborne County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Osborne
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

894.28 sq mi (2,316 km²)
892.39 sq mi (2,311 km²)
1.89 sq mi (5 km²), 0.21%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,858
4.5/sq mi (1.8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website OsborneCounty.org

Osborne County (standard abbreviation: OB) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,858.[1] The largest city and county seat is Osborne.

Contents

History

19th century

Osborne County was named after Sergeant Vincent B. Osborne, Second Kansas Cavalry, who was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek during the Civil War.[2]

Frontiersman Charles "Buffalo" Jones lived in a sod house for a time in Osborne County prior to his co-founding Garden City, Kansas, in 1879.[3]

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, Osborne County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[4]

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 894.28 square miles (2,316.2 km2), of which 892.39 square miles (2,311.3 km2) (or 99.79%) is land and 1.89 square miles (4.9 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[5]

The geodetic center of North America is located within the county.[1] The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in neighboring Smith County.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 11,844
1910 12,827 8.3%
1920 12,441 −3.0%
1930 11,568 −7.0%
1940 9,835 −15.0%
1950 8,558 −13.0%
1960 7,506 −12.3%
1970 6,416 −14.5%
1980 5,959 −7.1%
1990 4,867 −18.3%
2000 4,452 −8.5%
2010 3,858 −13.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Age pyramid
2005 KDOT Map of Osborne County (map legend)

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,452 people, 1,940 households, and 1,208 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 2,419 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.61% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 0.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,940 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% were non-families. 35.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 25.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,145, and the median income for a family was $35,438. Males had a median income of $24,736 versus $16,516 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,236. About 7.20% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.20% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Academy
  • Bloomington
  • Bristow
  • Cheyenne
  • Covert
  • Delhi
  • Grand Center
  • Kill Creek
  • Twin Creek
  • Vincent

Townships

Osborne County is divided into twenty-three townships. The city of Osborne 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
Bethany 06425 Portis 199 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′58″N 98°39′54″W / 39.53278°N 98.665°W / 39.53278; -98.665
Bloom 07400 81 1 (1) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°20′9″N 98°33′7″W / 39.33583°N 98.55194°W / 39.33583; -98.55194
Corinth 15625 51 1 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°25′38″N 98°32′32″W / 39.42722°N 98.54222°W / 39.42722; -98.54222
Covert 16100 19 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°15′25″N 98°46′49″W / 39.25694°N 98.78028°W / 39.25694; -98.78028
Delhi 17500 37 0 (1) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.31% 39°11′46″N 98°32′11″W / 39.19611°N 98.53639°W / 39.19611; -98.53639
Grant 27875 28 0 (1) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.55% 39°31′0″N 98°59′6″W / 39.516667°N 98.985°W / 39.516667; -98.985
Hancock 29825 21 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′36″N 98°38′36″W / 39.36°N 98.64333°W / 39.36; -98.64333
Hawkeye 30850 36 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.46% 39°32′24″N 98°51′34″W / 39.54°N 98.85944°W / 39.54; -98.85944
Independence 33925 32 0 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°21′31″N 98°45′36″W / 39.35861°N 98.76°W / 39.35861; -98.76
Jackson 34875 42 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°11′2″N 98°38′54″W / 39.18389°N 98.64833°W / 39.18389; -98.64833
Kill Creek 36750 35 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°21′9″N 98°52′52″W / 39.3525°N 98.88111°W / 39.3525; -98.88111
Lawrence 38925 37 0 (1) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°31′56″N 98°45′56″W / 39.53222°N 98.76556°W / 39.53222; -98.76556
Liberty 40300 31 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°11′33″N 98°54′29″W / 39.1925°N 98.90806°W / 39.1925; -98.90806
Mount Ayr 48875 41 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°21′0″N 98°59′11″W / 39.35°N 98.98639°W / 39.35; -98.98639
Natoma 49450 Natoma 402 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34% 39°11′8″N 99°0′49″W / 39.18556°N 99.01361°W / 39.18556; -99.01361
Penn 55350 129 1 (3) 119 (46) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°26′29″N 98°39′59″W / 39.44139°N 98.66639°W / 39.44139; -98.66639
Ross 61375 Downs 1,166 13 (33) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.81% 39°30′30″N 98°32′46″W / 39.50833°N 98.54611°W / 39.50833; -98.54611
Round Mound 61475 59 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°16′23″N 99°0′7″W / 39.27306°N 99.00194°W / 39.27306; -99.00194
Sumner 69150 Alton 206 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°27′19″N 98°58′14″W / 39.45528°N 98.97056°W / 39.45528; -98.97056
Tilden 70575 116 1 (3) 107 (41) 0 (0) 0.21% 39°26′15″N 98°48′58″W / 39.4375°N 98.81611°W / 39.4375; -98.81611
Valley 73000 37 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°9′52″N 98°45′44″W / 39.16444°N 98.76222°W / 39.16444; -98.76222
Victor 73750 24 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°16′16″N 98°53′13″W / 39.27111°N 98.88694°W / 39.27111; -98.88694
Winfield 79975 16 0 (0) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°15′35″N 98°40′7″W / 39.25972°N 98.66861°W / 39.25972; -98.66861

Education

Unified school districts

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

Further reading

External links

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