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Coordinates: 38°09′N 99°12′W / 38.15°N 99.2°W / 38.15; -99.2

Pawnee County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Pawnee County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Larned
Largest City Larned
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

755 sq mi (1,955 km²)
754 sq mi (1,953 km²)
0.4 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,973
9.2/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Pawnee tribe

Pawnee County (standard abbreviation: PN) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,973. The largest city and county seat is Larned.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 755 square miles (1,960 km2), of which 754 square miles (1,950 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.05%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Fort Larned National Historic Site

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 179
1880 5,396 2,914.5%
1890 5,204 −3.6%
1900 5,084 −2.3%
1910 8,859 74.3%
1920 9,323 5.2%
1930 10,510 12.7%
1940 10,300 −2.0%
1950 11,041 7.2%
1960 10,254 −7.1%
1970 8,484 −17.3%
1980 8,065 −4.9%
1990 7,555 −6.3%
2000 7,233 −4.3%
2010 6,973 −3.6%
Est. 2015 6,838 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Pawnee County, Kansas age pyramid
Age pyramid

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,233 people, 2,739 households, and 1,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 3,114 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.96% White, 5.00% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 1.22% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 4.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,739 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.80% were non-families. 32.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,175, and the median income for a family was $45,634. Males had a median income of $26,751 versus $20,931 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,584. About 5.40% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

Cities

Townships

Pawnee County is divided into twenty-one townships. The city of Larned 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
Ash Valley 02825 49 1 (1) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°18′46″N 99°12′37″W / 38.31278°N 99.21028°W / 38.31278; -99.21028
Browns Grove 08750 310 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′1″N 99°31′12″W / 38.20028°N 99.52°W / 38.20028; -99.52
Conkling 15225 26 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°18′46″N 99°18′57″W / 38.31278°N 99.31583°W / 38.31278; -99.31583
Garfield 25775 259 3 (7) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 38°2′55″N 99°16′50″W / 38.04861°N 99.28056°W / 38.04861; -99.28056
Grant 27925 234 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.04% 38°11′54″N 99°24′18″W / 38.19833°N 99.405°W / 38.19833; -99.405
Keysville 36625 55 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°8′2″N 99°25′12″W / 38.13389°N 99.42°W / 38.13389; -99.42
Larned 38725 266 3 (8) 87 (34) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′38″N 99°4′5″W / 38.21056°N 99.06806°W / 38.21056; -99.06806
Lincoln 40975 28 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 38°17′55″N 99°24′33″W / 38.29861°N 99.40917°W / 38.29861; -99.40917
Logan 42075 48 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°7′34″N 98°57′31″W / 38.12611°N 98.95861°W / 38.12611; -98.95861
Morton 48525 56 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°12′40″N 99°18′19″W / 38.21111°N 99.30528°W / 38.21111; -99.30528
Orange 53000 73 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°3′2″N 99°11′46″W / 38.05056°N 99.19611°W / 38.05056; -99.19611
Pawnee 54800 82 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 38°11′45″N 99°11′54″W / 38.19583°N 99.19833°W / 38.19583; -99.19833
Pleasant Grove 56400 230 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 38°9′20″N 99°5′13″W / 38.15556°N 99.08694°W / 38.15556; -99.08694
Pleasant Ridge 56475 56 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°7′25″N 99°18′6″W / 38.12361°N 99.30167°W / 38.12361; -99.30167
Pleasant Valley 56600 128 1 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°2′11″N 99°4′4″W / 38.03639°N 99.06778°W / 38.03639; -99.06778
River 60050 87 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°13′19″N 98°57′44″W / 38.22194°N 98.96222°W / 38.22194; -98.96222
Santa Fe 63025 788 9 (22) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0% 38°9′0″N 99°10′37″W / 38.15°N 99.17694°W / 38.15; -99.17694
Sawmill 63250 24 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°8′19″N 99°30′22″W / 38.13861°N 99.50611°W / 38.13861; -99.50611
Shiley 65275 28 0 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.15% 38°18′12″N 99°32′20″W / 38.30333°N 99.53889°W / 38.30333; -99.53889
Valley Center 73225 57 1 (2) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.07% 38°3′4″N 98°57′47″W / 38.05111°N 98.96306°W / 38.05111; -98.96306
Walnut 75050 113 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°18′44″N 99°4′44″W / 38.31222°N 99.07889°W / 38.31222; -99.07889

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