- Anderson County, Kansas
Infobox U.S. County
founded=August 25, 1855
census estimate yr=2006
Anderson County (county code AN) is a county located in East Central
Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 8,110 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|20003|EST in the year LookupUSEstPop|20003|EYR. Its county seatand most populous city is Garnett.GR|6
Law and government
Following amendment to the
Kansas Constitutionin 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. [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 584 square miles (1,513 km²), of which 583 square miles (1,510 km²) is land and 1 square miles (4 km²), or 0.24%, is water.GR|2
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 59
U.S. Route 169
* Kansas Highway 31
* Kansas Highway 52
* Kansas Highway 57
Anderson County's population was estimated to be formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|20003|EST in the year LookupUSEstPop|20003|EYR, LookupUSEstPop|20003|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 20003|EDT. Released 20003|RDT. Population change is from 20003|IDT to 20003|EDT.]
As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR|2 there were 8,110 people, 3,221 households, and 2,264 families residing in the county. The
population densitywas 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,596 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.41% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanicor Latinoof any race were 1.09% of the population. 35.0% were of German, 20.4% American, 10.4% English and 9.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,221
households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 6.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% 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 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,244, and the median income for a family was $39,101. Males had a median income of $30,102 versus $20,705 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,458. About 10.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Name and population (LookupUSEstPop|2025925|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 2025925|EDT. Released 2025925|RDT.]
*Garnett, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2025925|EST (county seat)
*Harris, 53 (from Census 2000)
*Lone Elm, formatnum:LookupUSEstPop|2042425|EST
Anderson County is divided into fourteen townships. The city of Garnett 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.
Unified school districts
* Garnett USD 365
* Crest USD 479
* [http://andersoncountyks.org/ Anderson County] - Government information and services.
* [http://www.andersoncountyks.net/ Anderson County Development Agency]
* [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/AN/ Blue Skyways - Anderson County]
* [http://www.ku.edu/pri/ksdata/county.shtml Kansas Statistical Abstract]
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