Cheyenne County, Kansas facts for kids
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Cheyenne County Courthouse in St. Francis
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||Cheyenne Native Americans|
|Largest city||St. Francis|
|• Total||1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)|
|• Land||1,020 sq mi (2,600 km2)|
|• Water||1.1 sq mi (3 km2) 0.1%%|
|• Density||2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in the northwest portion of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,726. Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francis.
- See also: History of Kansas
For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.
In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,021 square miles (2,640 km2), of which 1,020 square miles (2,600 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.
- Dundy County, Nebraska (north)
- Rawlins County (east)
- Sherman County (south)
- Kit Carson County, Colorado (southwest)
- Yuma County, Colorado (west)
Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Route 36
- Kansas Highway 27
- Kansas Highway 161
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 3,165 people, 1,360 households, and 919 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.
There were 1,360 households out of which 27.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 26.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,599, and the median income for a family was $34,816. Males had a median income of $24,976 versus $19,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,862. About 7.40% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cheyenne County is divided into seven townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the township 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|
|Benkelman||06025||57||0 (1)||186 (72)||0 (0)||0%|
|Bird City||06850||Bird City||771||1 (2)||884 (341)||0 (0)||0.02%|
|Calhoun||09950||57||0 (1)||231 (89)||2 (1)||0.70%|
|Cleveland Run||14150||67||0 (1)||186 (72)||0 (0)||0.08%|
|Jaqua||35025||46||0 (1)||124 (48)||0 (0)||0.01%|
|Orlando||53050||63||1 (2)||93 (36)||0 (0)||0%|
|Wano||75375||St. Francis||2,104||2 (6)||937 (362)||0 (0)||0.05%|
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