Bourbon County, Kansas


Bourbon County, Kansas

Infobox U.S. County
county=Bourbon County
state=Kansas
founded=August 25, 1855
seat wl=Fort Scott
area_total_km2=1655|area_total_sq_mi=639
area_land_km2=1650|area_land_sq_mi=637
area_water_km2=4|area_water_sq_mi=2
area percentage=0.27%
census estimate yr=2006
pop=14950
density_km2=9.1|density_sq_mi=23.5
time zone=Central
UTC offset=-6
DST offset=-5
web=www.bourboncountyks.org
named for=Bourbon County, Kentucky|

Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 15,379 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|20011|EST in the year LookupUSEstPop|20011|EYR. Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott.GR|6

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when 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=2007-12-26]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 639 square miles (1,655 km²), of which 637 square miles (1,650 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²), or 0.27%, is water.GR|2

Adjacent counties

*Linn County (north)
*Vernon County, Missouri (east)
*Crawford County (south)
*Neosho County (southwest)
*Allen County (west)
*Anderson County (northwest)

National protected area

* Fort Scott National Historic Site

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas [ [http://www.nationalatlas.gov/ National Atlas] ] , U.S. Census Bureau [ [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files] ]
* U.S. Route 54
* U.S. Route 69
* Kansas Highway 3
* Kansas Highway 7
* Kansas Highway 31
* Kansas Highway 39
* Kansas Highway 65

Demographics

Bourbon County's population was estimated to be formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|20011|EST in the year LookupUSEstPop|20011|EYR, LookupUSEstPop|20011|TXT.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 20011|EDT. Released 20011|RDT. Population change is from 20011|IDT to 20011|EDT.]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR|2 there were 15,379 people, 6,161 households, and 4,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,135 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 6,161 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,199, and the median income for a family was $39,239. Males had a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,393. About 9.50% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (LookupUSEstPop|2024000|EYR estimate):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 2024000|EDT. Released 2024000|RDT.]
*Fort Scott, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2024000|EST (county seat)
*Bronson, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2008475|EST
*Uniontown, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2072525|EST
*Fulton, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2024925|EST
*Redfield, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2058725|EST
*Mapleton, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2044550|EST

Unincorporated places

*Devon
*Garland
*Hammond
*Hiattville
*Hidden Valley
*Marmaton
*Pawnee Station
*Xenia

Townships

Bourbon County is divided into eleven townships. The city of Fort Scott 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

* Fort Scott USD 234
* Uniontown USD 235

ee also

References

External links

Official sites
* [http://www.bourboncountyks.org/ Bourbon County]

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


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