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Coordinates: 37°34′N 98°08′W / 37.567°N 98.133°W / 37.567; -98.133

Kingman County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Kingman County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 7, 1872
Seat Kingman
Largest City Kingman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

867 sq mi (2,246 km²)
863 sq mi (2,235 km²)
3.3 sq mi (9 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,858
9.1/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Samuel A. Kingman

Kingman County (standard abbreviation: KM) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 7,858. The largest city and county seat is Kingman.

History

Early history

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.

19th century

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.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1872, Kingman County was established and named for Samuel A. Kingman, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.

During the 1870s, Kingman County abounded with bison. The old-time cowboy author Frank H. Maynard reported going there on his first buffalo hunt.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 square miles (2,250 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,713
1890 11,823 218.4%
1900 10,663 −9.8%
1910 13,386 25.5%
1920 12,119 −9.5%
1930 11,674 −3.7%
1940 12,001 2.8%
1950 10,324 −14.0%
1960 9,958 −3.5%
1970 8,886 −10.8%
1980 8,960 0.8%
1990 8,292 −7.5%
2000 8,673 4.6%
2010 7,858 −9.4%
Est. 2015 7,687 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Kingman County, Kansas age pyramid
Age pyramid

Kingman County is included in the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,673 people, 3,371 households, and 2,420 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 inhabitants per square mile (3.9/km2). There were 3,852 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.45% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,371 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,790, and the median income for a family was $44,547. Males had a median income of $31,771 versus $25,298 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,533. About 8.40% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Kingman County is divided into twenty-three townships. The city of Kingman 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from 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
Allen 01250 109 1 (3) 94 (36) 1 (0) 0.69% 37°31′15″N 97°52′19″W / 37.52083°N 97.87194°W / 37.52083; -97.87194
Belmont 05675 92 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°30′48″N 98°11′51″W / 37.51333°N 98.1975°W / 37.51333; -98.1975
Bennett 06050 705 7 (19) 95 (36) 0 (0) 0% 37°26′58″N 97°50′54″W / 37.44944°N 97.84833°W / 37.44944; -97.84833
Canton 10450 118 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 37°24′27″N 97°58′47″W / 37.4075°N 97.97972°W / 37.4075; -97.97972
Chikaskia 13125 140 1 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°26′25″N 98°10′56″W / 37.44028°N 98.18222°W / 37.44028; -98.18222
Dale 16925 203 2 (6) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.84% 37°36′45″N 97°57′52″W / 37.6125°N 97.96444°W / 37.6125; -97.96444
Dresden 18650 385 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.21% 37°40′8″N 98°25′25″W / 37.66889°N 98.42361°W / 37.66889; -98.42361
Eagle 19225 154 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 37°31′3″N 97°58′21″W / 37.5175°N 97.9725°W / 37.5175; -97.9725
Eureka 21850 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°40′58″N 98°17′39″W / 37.68278°N 98.29417°W / 37.68278; -98.29417
Evan 22000 516 6 (15) 91 (35) 3 (1) 3.50% 37°41′59″N 97°51′12″W / 37.69972°N 97.85333°W / 37.69972; -97.85333
Galesburg 25125 254 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.26% 37°41′29″N 97°58′7″W / 37.69139°N 97.96861°W / 37.69139; -97.96861
Hoosier 33050 162 2 (4) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°41′7″N 98°11′43″W / 37.68528°N 98.19528°W / 37.68528; -98.19528
Kingman 36975 124 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°31′19″N 98°24′4″W / 37.52194°N 98.40111°W / 37.52194; -98.40111
Liberty 40150 178 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°25′52″N 98°25′25″W / 37.43111°N 98.42361°W / 37.43111; -98.42361
Ninnescah 50650 313 2 (5) 180 (69) 1 (0) 0.71% 37°36′31″N 98°7′20″W / 37.60861°N 98.12222°W / 37.60861; -98.12222
Peters 55550 201 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°30′48″N 98°18′28″W / 37.51333°N 98.30778°W / 37.51333; -98.30778
Richland 59400 100 1 (3) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°31′35″N 98°5′2″W / 37.52639°N 98.08389°W / 37.52639; -98.08389
Rochester 60375 210 2 (6) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°26′8″N 98°17′33″W / 37.43556°N 98.2925°W / 37.43556; -98.2925
Rural 61725 359 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°37′29″N 98°25′11″W / 37.62472°N 98.41972°W / 37.62472; -98.41972
Union 72175 88 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.25% 37°36′32″N 98°18′43″W / 37.60889°N 98.31194°W / 37.60889; -98.31194
Valley 72850 102 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°26′13″N 98°4′8″W / 37.43694°N 98.06889°W / 37.43694; -98.06889
Vinita 73975 249 3 (7) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°36′32″N 97°51′44″W / 37.60889°N 97.86222°W / 37.60889; -97.86222
White 77775 401 5 (12) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0% 37°41′30″N 98°4′49″W / 37.69167°N 98.08028°W / 37.69167; -98.08028

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