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Chase County (county code CS) is a county located in Central Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was 3,030 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be in the year . Its county seat and most populous city is Cottonwood Fallsmarker. The county has been the subject of a book by William Least Heat-Moon. Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne died in a 1931 plane crash in the county. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preservemarker was established in the county in 1996. The center of population of Kansas is located in Chase County, about four miles north of Strong Citymarker.[14326]

Chase County is part of the Emporiamarker Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1988, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.

Geography

Chase County is centrally located in the eastern half of the state in the Flint Hillsmarker geologic region.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 778 square miles (2,015 km²), of which 776 square miles (2,010 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²), or 0.27%, is water.

Adjacent counties



National protected area



Major highways

Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau

Demographics

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

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 3,030 people, 1,246 households, and 817 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,529 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.90% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.



There were 1,246 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.10% 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 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,656, and the median income for a family was $39,848. Males had a median income of $27,402 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,422. About 4.10% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population ( estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Bazaarmarker
  • Clements
  • Gladstone
  • Hymer
  • Matfield Green
  • Rural
  • Saffordville
  • Toledo
  • Wonsevu


Ghost towns



Townships

Chase County is divided into nine 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.

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

Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Bazaarmarker 04700 81 0 (1) 293 (113) 0 (0) 0.17%
Cedarmarker 11225 116 1 (2) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.22%
Cottonwoodmarker 15875 184 1 (2) 209 (81) 0 (0) 0.23%
Diamond Creekmarker 17975 237 1 (2) 373 (144) 1 (0) 0.24%
Fallsmarker 22850 Cottonwood Fallsmarker 1,163 9 (23) 131 (51) 1 (0) 0.42%
Homesteadmarker 32950 52 0 (1) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.27%
Matfieldmarker 45125 155 0 (1) 316 (122) 1 (0) 0.29%
Strongmarker 68600 Strong Citymarker 740 4 (11) 172 (67) 0 (0) 0.24%
Toledomarker 70775 302 1 (3) 233 (90) 1 (0) 0.44%
Sources:


Education

Unified school districts



Literature

Made famous by William Least Heat-Moon's epic book PrairyErth: A Deep Map (1991).

NRHP sites

The following sites in Chase County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:



State Historical Markers



See also

References



External links

Official sites

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