Mitchell County, Kansas


Mitchell County, Kansas
Mitchell County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Mitchell 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 Beloit
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

718.62 sq mi (1,861 km²)
699.82 sq mi (1,813 km²)
18.80 sq mi (49 km²), 2.62%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,373
9.2/sq mi (3.5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.mcks.org

Mitchell County (standard abbreviation: MC) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,373.[1] The largest city and county seat is Beloit.

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 718.62 square miles (1,861.2 km2), of which 699.82 square miles (1,812.5 km2) (or 97.38%) is land and 18.80 square miles (48.7 km2) (or 2.62%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 14,647
1910 14,089 −3.8%
1920 13,886 −1.4%
1930 12,774 −8.0%
1940 11,339 −11.2%
1950 10,320 −9.0%
1960 8,866 −14.1%
1970 8,010 −9.7%
1980 8,117 1.3%
1990 7,203 −11.3%
2000 6,932 −3.8%
2010 6,373 −8.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Age pyramid

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,932 people, 2,850 households, and 1,863 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,340 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.61% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,850 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.30% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 21.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,385, and the median income for a family was $41,899. Males had a median income of $26,478 versus $20,220 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,653. About 6.50% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.50% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

2005 KDOT Map of Mitchell County (map legend)

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

Townships

Mitchell County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Beloit 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
Asherville 02625 122 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°25′48″N 97°59′28″W / 39.43°N 97.99111°W / 39.43; -97.99111
Beloit 05800 Beloit 4,003 48 (125) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°26′40″N 98°5′33″W / 39.44444°N 98.0925°W / 39.44444; -98.0925
Bloomfield 07425 83 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°20′33″N 98°6′24″W / 39.3425°N 98.10667°W / 39.3425; -98.10667
Blue Hill 07575 36 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.36% 39°15′17″N 98°18′43″W / 39.25472°N 98.31194°W / 39.25472; -98.31194
Carr Creek 10850 31 0 (1) 84 (33) 9 (3) 9.51% 39°26′23″N 98°26′40″W / 39.43972°N 98.44444°W / 39.43972; -98.44444
Cawker 11150 Cawker City 578 8 (20) 75 (29) 17 (7) 18.68% 39°30′55″N 98°26′2″W / 39.51528°N 98.43389°W / 39.51528; -98.43389
Center 11875 49 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°21′26″N 98°12′2″W / 39.35722°N 98.20056°W / 39.35722; -98.20056
Custer 16875 Hunter 132 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°14′56″N 98°24′53″W / 39.24889°N 98.41472°W / 39.24889; -98.41472
Eureka 21875 41 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.38% 39°15′20″N 97°59′46″W / 39.25556°N 97.99611°W / 39.25556; -97.99611
Glen Elder 26525 Glen Elder 553 7 (18) 78 (30) 15 (6) 16.01% 39°30′32″N 98°18′49″W / 39.50889°N 98.31361°W / 39.50889; -98.31361
Hayes 30975 21 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°20′4″N 98°19′8″W / 39.33444°N 98.31889°W / 39.33444; -98.31889
Logan 42025 Simpson 168 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°21′59″N 97°56′21″W / 39.36639°N 97.93917°W / 39.36639; -97.93917
Lulu 43225 Scottsville 90 1 (3) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 39°31′53″N 97°58′34″W / 39.53139°N 97.97611°W / 39.53139; -97.97611
Pittsburg 56050 Tipton 346 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°20′31″N 98°28′3″W / 39.34194°N 98.4675°W / 39.34194; -98.4675
Plum Creek 56825 119 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°30′53″N 98°5′21″W / 39.51472°N 98.08917°W / 39.51472; -98.08917
Round Springs 61500 27 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°15′51″N 98°11′28″W / 39.26417°N 98.19111°W / 39.26417; -98.19111
Salt Creek 62825 39 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.37% 39°15′12″N 98°6′11″W / 39.25333°N 98.10306°W / 39.25333; -98.10306
Solomon Rapids 66450 80 1 (2) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°31′19″N 98°12′58″W / 39.52194°N 98.21611°W / 39.52194; -98.21611
Turkey Creek 71725 134 1 (4) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.23% 39°26′40″N 98°12′1″W / 39.44444°N 98.20028°W / 39.44444; -98.20028
Walnut Creek 75150 42 0 (1) 88 (34) 5 (2) 5.78% 39°26′49″N 98°19′1″W / 39.44694°N 98.31694°W / 39.44694; -98.31694

Education

Unified school districts

Private schools

Colleges and Universities

  • North Central Kansas Technical College (Beloit)

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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