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Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in Northwest Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was estimated to be 2,911 in the year 2006. Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francismarker.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, 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 1,021 square miles (2,644 km²), of which 1,020 square miles (2,641 km²) is land and 1 square miles (2 km²), or 0.09%, is water.

Adjacent counties



Major highways

Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau

Demographics

Cheyenne County's population was estimated to be 2,911 in the year 2006, a decrease of 247, or -7.8%, over the previous six years.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 3,165 people, 1,360 households, and 919 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.



There were 1,360 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,599, and the median income for a family was $34,816. Males had a median income of $24,976 versus $19,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,862. About 7.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Wheeler


Townships

Cheyenne County is divided into seven townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the township 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
Benkelman 06025 57 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0 %
Bird City 06850 Bird Citymarker 771 1 (2) 884 (341) 0 (0) 0.02%
Calhoun 09950 57 0 (1) 231 (89) 2 (1) 0.70%
Cleveland Run 14150 67 0 (1) 186 (72) 0 (0) 0.08%
Jaqua 35025 46 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.01%
Orlando 53050 63 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Wano 75375 St. Francismarker 2,104 2 (6) 937 (362) 0 (0) 0.05%
Sources:


Education

Unified school districts

  • Cheylin USD 103
  • St. Francis Schools USD 297


See also

References



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