- Stevens County, Kansas
Infobox U.S. County
census estimate yr=2005
Stevens County (standard abbreviation: SV) is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Kansas. The population was 5,463 at the 2000 census. Its county seatis Hugoton.GR|6
Law and government
Kansas Constitutionwas amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Stevens County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county. [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=2004| accessdate=2007-01-21]
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 728 square miles (1,885 km²), of which, 728 square miles (1,884 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.02%) is water.
Cimarron National Grassland(part)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,463 people, 1,988 households, and 1,457 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.01% White, 0.93% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 21.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,988 households out of which 38.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the county the population was spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $41,830, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $36,525 versus $22,803 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $17,814. About 8.30% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 4.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Stevens County is divided into six 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
Moscow USD 209
Hugoton USD 210
;Official website:* [http://www.stevenscoks.org/ Official website] ;General information on Stevens County:* [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/SV/ Blue Skyways]
;USD 210 website: [http://www.usd210.org| Hugoton School] ;Official Hugoton Band Site: [http://www.hugotonbands.com| Eagle Band]
;Kansas County Data:* [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/county.shtml Kansas Statistical Abstract]
;Stevens County local history and genealogy:* [http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=SV Kansas State Historical Society]
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