Greenwood County, Kansas


Greenwood County, Kansas

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



founded=August 25, 1855
seat=Eureka
area_total_km2=2985|area_total_sq_mi=1153
area_land_km2=2952|area_land_sq_mi=1140
area_water_km2=33|area_water_sq_mi=13
area percentage=1.12%
census estimate yr=2006
pop=7067
density_km2=2.4|density_sq_mi=6.2
time zone=Central
UTC offset=-6
DST offset=-5
web=www.greenwoodcounty.org
named for=Alfred B. Greenwood

Greenwood County (county code GW) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 7,067 in the year 2006. Its county seat and most populous city is Eureka.GR|6

Law and government

Greenwood 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=http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm| title=Map of Wet and Dry Counties| publisher=Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue| month=November | year=2006| accessdate=2007-12-28]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles (2,985 km²), of which 1,140 square miles (2,952 km²) is land and 13 square miles (33 km²), or 1.12%, is water.GR|2

Adjacent counties

*Lyon County (north)
*Coffey County (northeast)
*Woodson County (east)
*Wilson County (southeast)
*Elk County (south)
*Butler County (west)
*Chase County (northwest)

Demographics

Greenwood County's population was estimated to be 7,067 in the year 2006, a decrease of 601, or -7.8%, over the previous six years.Cite web| url=http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php| 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 7,673 people, 3,234 households, and 2,153 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,273 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.53% White, 0.83% Native American, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.10% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 3,234 households out of which 27.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 30.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.80% 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 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,169, and the median income for a family was $38,140. Males had a median income of $27,021 versus $19,356 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,976. About 8.20% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):
*Eureka, 2,821 (county seat)
*Madison, 823
*Severy, 359
*Hamilton, 333
*Fall River, 156
*Virgil, 112
*Climax, 64

Unincorporated communities

*Lamont
*Neal

Townships

Greenwood County is divided into fifteen townships. The city of Eureka 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.

Education

Unified school districts

* Madison-Virgil USD 386
* Eureka USD 389
* Hamilton USD 390

ee also

References

External links

Additional information
* [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/GW/ Blue Skyways]
* [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/county.shtml Kansas Statistical Abstract]


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