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Clark County
Stockgrowers State Bank in Ashland (2016)
Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Kansas
Founded February 26, 1867
Named for Charles F. Clarke
Seat Ashland
Largest city Ashland
Area
 • Total 977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land 975 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water 2.6 sq mi (7 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,991
 • Density 2.0/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code 620
Congressional district 1st

Clark County (county code CA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 1,991. Its county seat and most populous city is Ashland.

Geography

Clark County, Kansas
Rural Clark County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 977 square miles (2,530 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 163
1890 2,357 1,346.0%
1900 1,701 −27.8%
1910 4,093 140.6%
1920 4,989 21.9%
1930 4,796 −3.9%
1940 4,081 −14.9%
1950 3,946 −3.3%
1960 3,396 −13.9%
1970 2,896 −14.7%
1980 2,599 −10.3%
1990 2,418 −7.0%
2000 2,390 −1.2%
2010 2,215 −7.3%
2020 1,991 −10.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2020

As of the 2000 census, there were 2,390 people, 979 households, and 676 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 1,111 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.77% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There were 979 households, out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.60% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,857, and the median income for a family was $40,521. Males had a median income of $27,321 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,795. About 11.30% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.00% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Clark Co, Ks, USA
2005 KDOT Map of Clark County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated communities

  • Acres
  • Letitia
  • Lexington
  • Sitka

Ghost towns

  • Appleton
  • Cash City
  • Vanham

Townships

Clark County is divided into six 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.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Appleton 02100 Minneola 921 1 (4) 630 (243) 2 (1) 0.29% 37°23′28″N 99°55′57″W / 37.39111°N 99.93250°W / 37.39111; -99.93250
Center 11600 Ashland 1,097 2 (5) 528 (204) 2 (1) 0.31% 37°10′15″N 99°47′52″W / 37.17083°N 99.79778°W / 37.17083; -99.79778
Englewood 21375 Englewood 171 0 (1) 536 (207) 0 (0) 0.07% 37°6′5″N 99°59′7″W / 37.10139°N 99.98528°W / 37.10139; -99.98528
Lexington 39775 83 0 (1) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°19′20″N 99°38′41″W / 37.32222°N 99.64472°W / 37.32222; -99.64472
Liberty 39900 32 0 (1) 155 (60) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′6″N 99°39′18″W / 37.41833°N 99.65500°W / 37.41833; -99.65500
Sitka 65725 86 0 (1) 444 (171) 2 (1) 0.48% 37°8′13″N 99°38′28″W / 37.13694°N 99.64111°W / 37.13694; -99.64111
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Education

Unified school districts

  • Ashland USD 220
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