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Gove County (county code GO) is a county located in Northwest Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was estimated to be 2,721 in the year 2006. Its county seat is Gove Citymarker, and its most populous city is Quintermarker.

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Gove County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,071 square miles (2,775 km²), of which 1,071 square miles (2,775 km²) is land and 0 square miles (0 km²), or 0.01%, is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

Gove County's population was estimated to be 2,721 in the year 2006, a decrease of 346, or -11.3%, over the previous six years.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 3,068 people, 1,245 households, and 861 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,423 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.95% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.



There were 1,245 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 3.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 29.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 22.10% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,510, and the median income for a family was $40,438. Males had a median income of $26,863 versus $21,357 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,852. About 8.00% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Campus
  • Karli


Townships

Gove 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
Baker 03775 Quintermarker 1,357 4 (11) 324 (125) 0 (0) 0 %
Gaeland 25000 46 0 (1) 208 (80) 0 (0) 0 %
Gove 27075 215 1 (2) 301 (116) 0 (0) 0 %
Grainfield 27225 Grainfieldmarker 430 2 (6) 184 (71) 0 (0) 0 %
Grinnell 28925 Grinnellmarker 480 2 (4) 320 (123) 0 (0) 0.04%
Jerome 35425 132 0 (1) 370 (143) 0 (0) 0.01%
Larrabee 38750 80 0 (1) 371 (143) 0 (0) 0.01%
Lewis 39750 13 0 (0) 372 (144) 0 (0) 0 %
Payne 55050 315 1 (3) 324 (125) 0 (0) 0 %
Sources:


Education

Unified school districts

  • Grinnell USD 291
  • Grainfield USD 292
  • Quinter USD 293


Attractions



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