|Linn County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1867|
606.29 sq mi (1,570 km²)
598.67 sq mi (1,551 km²)
7.62 sq mi (20 km²), 1.26%
15.6/sq mi (6/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Linn County (county code LN) is a county located in East Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 9,656. Its county seat is Mound City, and its most populous city is Pleasanton. Linn County is a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Law and government[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 606.29 square miles (1,570.3 km2), of which 598.67 square miles (1,550.5 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 7.62 square miles (19.7 km2) (or 1.26%) is water.
Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]
- Miami County (north)
- Bates County, Missouri (east)
- Vernon County, Missouri (southeast)
- Bourbon County (south)
- Allen County (southwest)
- Anderson County (west)
- Franklin County (northwest)
National protected area[edit | edit source]
Demographics[edit | edit source]
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 9,570 people, 3,807 households, and 2,748 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,720 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.50% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 3,807 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.70% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,906, and the median income for a family was $42,571. Males had a median income of $31,720 versus $22,287 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,009. About 7.80% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns[edit | edit source]
Incorporated cities[edit | edit source]
Name and population (2009 estimate):
- Pleasanton, 1,277
- La Cygne, 1,075
- Mound City, 762 (county seat)
- Linn Valley, 568
- Parker, 299
- Blue Mound, 275
- Prescott, 265
There are several lake communities in the county (Linn Valley Lakes, Lake Chaparral...), which are quick getaways for city dwellers who spend their weekends or holidays there.
Townships[edit | edit source]
Linn County is divided into eleven 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.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Blue Mound||07625||500||3 (8)||162 (63)||0 (0)||0.09%|
|Centerville||12350||389||2 (5)||206 (79)||0 (0)||0.07%|
|Liberty||40200||908||5 (14)||166 (64)||0 (0)||0.17%|
|Lincoln||40825||2,251||18 (47)||125 (48)||11 (4)||7.84%|
|Mound City||48775||1,421||11 (29)||129 (50)||0 (0)||0.16%|
|Paris||54375||494||3 (8)||167 (65)||0 (0)||0.11%|
|Potosi||57175||2,080||14 (37)||144 (56)||1 (0)||0.52%|
|Scott||63550||641||4 (10)||163 (63)||1 (0)||0.73%|
|Sheridan||64700||560||5 (13)||116 (45)||0 (0)||0.19%|
|Stanton||67875||169||2 (6)||78 (30)||0 (0)||0.04%|
|Valley||72925||157||2 (4)||94 (36)||6 (2)||5.91%|
|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]
- Pleasanton USD 344
- Jayhawk USD 346
- Prairie View USD 362
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.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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)
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- Official sites
- Additional information
- 2010 Linn County Map, KDOT
- 2011 Kansas Highway Map, KDOT
- 2011 Kansas Railroad Map, KDOT
- 2005 Kansas School District Boundary Map, KSDE
|Franklin County||Miami County||Bates County, Missouri|
|Anderson County||Bates County, Missouri|
Linn County, Kansas
|Allen County||Bourbon County||Vernon County, Missouri|
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