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Labette County (county code LB) is a county located in southeast Kansasmarker, in the Central United Statesmarker. The population was 22,835 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be in the year . Its county seat is Oswegomarker, and its most populous city is Parsonsmarker.

The Parsons Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Labette County.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, 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 653 square miles (1,692 km²), of which 649 square miles (1,680 km²) is land and 4 square miles (12 km²), or 0.69%, is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

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

As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 22,835 people, 9,194 households, and 6,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 10,306 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.28% White, 4.66% Black or African American, 1.95% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% of the population.



There were 9,194 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.10% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,875, and the median income for a family was $37,519. Males had a median income of $29,043 versus $21,706 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,525. About 8.90% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population ( estimate):

Unincorporated places



Townships

Labette County is divided into sixteen townships. The cities of Chetopamarker, Oswegomarker, and Parsonsmarker 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
Canada 10325 217 2 (5) 103 (40) 0 (0) 0.22%
Elm Grove 20750 798 6 (16) 130 (50) 0 (0) 0.17%
Fairview 22550 239 3 (7) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11%
Hackberry 29350 403 3 (8) 131 (51) 0 (0) 0.15%
Howard 33300 357 3 (8) 111 (43) 0 (0) 0.13%
Labette 37400 373 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.18%
Liberty 40175 395 4 (11) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.11%
Montana 47850 179 3 (7) 71 (27) 1 (1) 1.90%
Mound Valley 48850 806 5 (13) 166 (64) 0 (0) 0.11%
Mount Pleasant 48950 1,351 14 (37) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.34%
Neosho 49775 222 3 (8) 70 (27) 2 (1) 2.40%
North 50975 612 7 (19) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16%
Osage 53150 703 4 (12) 157 (61) 5 (2) 2.93%
Oswego 53475 310 5 (12) 66 (25) 1 (0) 1.73%
Richland 59425 303 3 (8) 97 (38) 0 (0) 0.43%
Walton 75250 726 9 (23) 83 (32) 0 (0) 0.16%
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