Linn County, Kansas

Linn County, Kansas

Infobox U.S. County
county=Linn County
founded=February 26, 1867
seat wl=Mound City
area percentage=1.26%
census estimate yr=2006
time zone=Central
UTC offset=-6
DST offset=-5

Linn County (county code LN) is a county located in East Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 9,962 in the year 2006. Its county seat is Mound City,GR|6 and its most populous city is Pleasanton. Linn County is a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

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. [Cite web| url=| title=Map of Wet and Dry Counties| publisher=Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue| month=November | year=2006| accessdate=2007-12-26]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 606 square miles (1,570 km²), of which 599 square miles (1,551 km²) is land and 8 square miles (20 km²), or 1.26%, is water.GR|2

Adjacent counties

*Miami County (north)
*Bates County, Missouri (east)
*Vernon County, Missouri (southeast)
*Bourbon County (south)
*Allen County (southwest)
*Anderson County (west)
*Franklin County (northwest)

National protected area

* Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge


Linn County's population was estimated to be 9,962 in the year 2006, an increase of 358, or +3.7%, over the previous six years.Cite web| url=| title=Population Estimates| publisher=U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division| Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Six year change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR|2 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.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):
*Pleasanton, 1,370
*La Cygne, 1,123
*Mound City, 815 (county seat)
*Linn Valley, 579
*Parker, 285
*Blue Mound, 284
*Prescott, 282

There are several lake communities in the county (Linn Valley Lakes, Lake Chaparral...), which are quick getaways for city dwellers who spend their weekends or holidays there.


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.


Unified school districts

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

ee also

* USS "Linn County" (LST-900)


External links

Official sites
* [ Linn County]
* [ "Linn County News"] (local newspaper)Additional information
* [ Blue Skyways]
* [ Kansas Statistical Abstract]

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