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Rush County (standard abbreviation: RH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansasmarker. As of 2000, the population was 3,551. The largest city and county seat is La Crossemarker.

Law and government

Rush 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 718 square miles (1,861 km²), of which, 718 square miles (1,860 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,551 people, 1,548 households, and 1,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,928 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.45% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Age pyramid


There were 1,548 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 31.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 25.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,268, and the median income for a family was $38,821. Males had a median income of $25,408 versus $20,307 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,033. About 6.70% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.50% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns



Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community



Townships

Rush County is divided into twelve 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.

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
Alexander-Belle Prairie 01087 139 1 (2) 220 (85) 0 (0) 0.02%
Banner 04075 191 1 (4) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01%
Big Timber 06775 164 1 (3) 122 (47) 0 (0) 0.03%
Center 12125 256 2 (5) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0 %
Garfield 25800 132 1 (2) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.01%
Hampton-Fairview 29812 304 1 (3) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.11%
Illinois 33750 47 0 (1) 125 (48) 0 (0) 0.01%
La Crosse-Brookdale 37525 1,475 7 (17) 218 (84) 0 (0) 0.01%
Lone Star 42500 319 3 (8) 110 (42) 0 (0) 0 %
Pioneer 55950 426 4 (10) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0.01%
Pleasantdale 56325 33 0 (1) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.07%
Union 72350 65 0 (1) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.01%


Education

Unified school districts

  • LaCrosse USD 395
  • Otis-Bison USD 403


See also

References



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