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Marion County (standard abbreviation: MN) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansasmarker. As of 2000, the population was 13,361. The county seat is Marionmarker.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2004, 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 954 square miles (2,470 km²), of which, 943 square miles (2,443 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (27 km²) of it (1.09%) is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,361 people, 5,114 households, and 3,687 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 5,882 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.06% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid


There were 5,114 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 21.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,500, and the median income for a family was $41,386. Males had a median income of $30,236 versus $21,119 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,100. About 4.80% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.50% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places



Townships

Marion County is divided into twenty-four townships. The cities of Florencemarker, Hillsboromarker, and Marionmarker 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S.Gazetteerfrom the U.S.Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)

Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Blaine 07125 212 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.33%
Catlin 11075 180 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05%
Centre 11825 535 4 (11) 128 (49) 0 (0) 0.26%
Clark 13500 149 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.42%
Clear Creek 13750 592 3 (8) 196 (76) 0 (0) 0.06%
Colfax 14800 218 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01%
Doyle 18550 75 1 (2) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.08%
Durham Park 19100 230 3 (7) 90 (35) 3 (1) 2.70%
East Branch 19325 188 2 (5) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0 %
Fairplay 22350 121 1 (3) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.04%
Gale 25075 220 3 (8) 67 (26) 21 (8) 23.70%
Grant 27775 128 1 (2) 174 (67) 0 (0) 0.08%
Lehigh 39250 370 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Liberty 40225 327 4 (9) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0 %
Logan 41950 127 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07%
Lost Springs 42850 201 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01%
Menno 45800 317 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12%
Milton 46900 348 4 (12) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.03%
Moore 48100 65 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Peabody 55125 1,544 16 (42) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.23%
Risley 60000 241 3 (7) 89 (34) 1 (0) 1.36%
Summit 69100 82 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.51%
West Branch 76775 1,024 11 (29) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.01%
Wilson 79750 232 2 (6) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 %


Education

Unified school districts

  • Centre USD 397
  • Peabody-Burns USD 398
  • Marion USD 408
  • Hillsboro,Lehigh,Durham USD 410
  • Goessel USD 411


See also

References



External links

Newspaper
* Marion County Record


General county information
* Blue Skyways


County Webpage
* Marion County


County Level Data
* Kansas Statistical Abstract



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