|Bourbon County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||August 25, 1855|
|Named for||Bourbon County, Kentucky|
638.82 sq mi (1,655 km²)
637.09 sq mi (1,650 km²)
1.73 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
23.5/sq mi (9.1/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 15,173. Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott.
- 1 Law and government
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Cities and towns
- 5 Townships
- 6 Education
- 7 Notable people
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 Further reading
- 11 External links
Law and government[edit | edit source]
Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.
Geography[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 638.82 square miles (1,654.5 km2), of which 637.09 square miles (1,650.1 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 1.73 square miles (4.5 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Linn County (north)
- Vernon County, Missouri (east)
- Crawford County (south)
- Neosho County (southwest)
- Allen County (west)
- Anderson County (northwest)
National protected area[edit | edit source]
Major highways[edit | edit source]
- U.S. Route 54
- U.S. Route 69
- Kansas Highway 3
- Kansas Highway 7
- Kansas Highway 31
- Kansas Highway 39
- Kansas Highway 65
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 15,379 people, 6,161 households, and 4,127 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,135 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.
There were 6,161 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $31,199, and the median income for a family was $39,239. Males had a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,393. About 9.50% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Incorporated cities[edit | edit source]
Name and population (2006 estimate):
Unincorporated places[edit | edit source]
- Hidden Valley
- Hollister (no longer exists)
- Pawnee Station (a/k/a Anna)
- Ronald (Walkertown)
Townships[edit | edit source]
Bourbon County is divided into eleven townships. The city of Fort Scott is considered governmentally independent and is 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.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Drywood||18750||394||3 (8)||120 (47)||0 (0)||0.19%|
|Franklin||24300||312||2 (4)||185 (71)||0 (0)||0.13%|
|Freedom||24600||Fulton||505||4 (12)||113 (44)||0 (0)||0.17%|
|1,165||4 (12)||259 (100)||0 (0)||0.19%|
|Marmaton||44900||815||6 (15)||145 (56)||0 (0)||0.13%|
|Mill Creek||46675||472||3 (9)||136 (52)||1 (0)||0.42%|
|Osage||53100||394||3 (8)||125 (48)||0 (0)||0.16%|
|Pawnee||54775||308||2 (6)||126 (49)||0 (0)||0.31%|
|Scott||63500||2,326||13 (34)||179 (69)||2 (1)||0.94%|
|Timberhill||70600||Mapleton||256||3 (7)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0.05%|
|Walnut||74850||135||1 (2)||154 (59)||0 (0)||0.13%|
|Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.|
Education[edit | edit source]
Unified school districts[edit | edit source]
Notable people[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Information on this and other counties in Kansas
- List of counties in Kansas
- List of Kansas county name etymologies
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas
- Kansas locations by per capita income
Other information for Kansas
- List of cities in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of colleges and universities in Kansas
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_PL_GCTPL2.ST05&prodType=table. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- ^ National Atlas
- ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php. Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-06-28.
- ^ "Jonathan M. Davis". The Political Graveyard. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/davis5.html. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
[edit | edit source]
- Bourbon County - Official Website
- Bourbon County - Directory of Public Officials
- Bourbon County - Information, Skyways
- Bourbon County Map, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Map, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Map, KDOT
- Kansas School District Boundary Map, KSDE
|Anderson County||Linn County||Vernon County, Missouri|
|Allen County||Vernon County, Missouri|
Bourbon County, Kansas
|Neosho County||Crawford County||Vernon County, Missouri|
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