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Dickinson County (county code DK) is a county located in Central Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was estimated to be 19,322 in the year 2006. Its county seat and most populous city is Abilenemarker. It was named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson.

Law and government

Dickinson County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and 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 852 square miles (2,207 km²), of which 848 square miles (2,196 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²), or 0.49%, is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

Dickinson County's population was estimated to be 19,322 in the year 2006, a decrease of 51, or -0.3%, over the previous six years.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 19,344 people, 7,903 households, and 5,421 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 8,686 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.44% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.



There were 7,903 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,975, and the median income for a family was $43,952. Males had a median income of $30,889 versus $18,526 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,780. About 5.30% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places



Townships

Dickinson County is divided into twenty-four townships. The cities of Abilenemarker and Heringtonmarker are considered governmentally independent and are 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
Banner 03975 148 2 (4) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.62%
Buckeye 08925 437 5 (12) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15%
Center 11675 1,210 13 (34) 92 (35) 2 (1) 2.16%
Cheever 12700 149 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.04%
Flora 23550 217 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08%
Fragrant Hill 24250 251 3 (8) 77 (30) 0 (0) 0.21%
Garfield 25550 189 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06%
Grant 27625 918 11 (29) 82 (32) 1 (1) 1.58%
Hayes 30900 233 3 (8) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.04%
Holland 32625 107 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.17%
Hope 33100 519 6 (15) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.45%
Jefferson 35175 166 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.46%
Liberty 40000 405 4 (9) 114 (44) 0 (0) 0.11%
Lincoln 40625 1,669 18 (46) 93 (36) 2 (1) 1.99%
Logan 41850 202 2 (6) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.23%
Lyon 43475 252 3 (8) 86 (33) 1 (0) 0.98%
Newbern 50225 349 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.14%
Noble 50800 1,730 21 (55) 81 (31) 1 (0) 1.29%
Ridge 59800 160 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.43%
Rinehart 59900 194 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.40%
Sherman 64925 147 2 (5) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0 %
Union 72100 176 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.20%
Wheatland 77625 152 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.18%
Willowdale 79450 258 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05%
Sources:


Education

Unified school districts

  • Solomon USD 393
  • Abilene USD 435
  • Chapman USD 473
  • Rural Vista USD 481
  • Herington USD 487


See also

References



External links

Official sites

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