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Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was 15,379 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be in the year . Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scottmarker.

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.

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.

Adjacent counties



National protected area



Major highways

Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau

Demographics

Bourbon County's population was estimated to be in the year , .

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, 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 ( estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Devon
  • Garland
  • Hammond
  • Hiattville
  • Hidden Valley
  • Marmaton
  • Pawnee Station
  • Xeniamarker


Townships

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

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)

Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Drywood 18750 394 3 (8) 120 (47) 0 (0) 0.19%
Franklin 24300 312 2 (4) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.13%
Freedom 24600 Fultonmarker 505 4 (12) 113 (44) 0 (0) 0.17%
Marion 44650 Bronsonmarker,
Uniontownmarker
1,165 4 (12) 259 (100) 0 (0) 0.19%
Marmaton 44900 815 6 (15) 145 (56) 0 (0) 0.13%
Mill Creek 46675 472 3 (9) 136 (52) 1 (0) 0.42%
Osage 53100 394 3 (8) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.16%
Pawnee 54775 308 2 (6) 126 (49) 0 (0) 0.31%
Scott 63500 2,326 13 (34) 179 (69) 2 (1) 0.94%
Timberhill 70600 Mapletonmarker 256 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05%
Walnut 74850 135 1 (2) 154 (59) 0 (0) 0.13%
Sources:


Education

Unified school districts

  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Uniontown USD 235


See also

References



External links

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