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Coordinates: 39°48′N 99°21′W / 39.8°N 99.35°W / 39.8; -99.35

Phillips County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Phillips 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 Phillipsburg
Largest City Phillipsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

895 sq mi (2,318 km²)
886 sq mi (2,295 km²)
8.7 sq mi (23 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

5,642
6.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: William A. Phillips

Phillips County (standard abbreviation: PL) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,642. The largest city and county seat is Phillipsburg.

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 1867, Phillips County was established.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 895 square miles (2,320 km2), of which 886 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,014
1890 13,661 13.7%
1900 14,442 5.7%
1910 14,150 −2.0%
1920 12,505 −11.6%
1930 12,159 −2.8%
1940 10,435 −14.2%
1950 9,273 −11.1%
1960 8,709 −6.1%
1970 7,888 −9.4%
1980 7,406 −6.1%
1990 6,590 −11.0%
2000 6,001 −8.9%
2010 5,642 −6.0%
Est. 2015 5,428 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Phillips County, Kansas age pyramid
Age pyramid

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,001 people, 2,496 households, and 1,722 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,088 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,496 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.20% from 25 to 44, 24.80% 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 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,013, and the median income for a family was $41,638. Males had a median income of $29,609 versus $17,827 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,121. About 7.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Phillips County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Phillipsburg 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
Arcade 02150 96 1 (3) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°46′30″N 99°13′40″W / 39.775°N 99.22778°W / 39.775; -99.22778
Beaver 05100 54 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°47′22″N 99°33′43″W / 39.78944°N 99.56194°W / 39.78944; -99.56194
Belmont 05700 113 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°41′26″N 99°27′13″W / 39.69056°N 99.45361°W / 39.69056; -99.45361
Bow Creek 08075 44 0 (1) 92 (35) 1 (1) 1.49% 39°36′15″N 99°13′31″W / 39.60417°N 99.22528°W / 39.60417; -99.22528
Crystal 16550 59 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.19% 39°51′55″N 99°6′35″W / 39.86528°N 99.10972°W / 39.86528; -99.10972
Dayton 17100 53 1 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°53′27″N 99°27′15″W / 39.89083°N 99.45417°W / 39.89083; -99.45417
Deer Creek 17200 67 1 (2) 88 (34) 5 (2) 4.87% 39°41′2″N 99°13′54″W / 39.68389°N 99.23167°W / 39.68389; -99.23167
Freedom 24650 85 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°52′18″N 99°21′40″W / 39.87167°N 99.36111°W / 39.87167; -99.36111
Glenwood 26650 42 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.21% 39°57′38″N 99°14′25″W / 39.96056°N 99.24028°W / 39.96056; -99.24028
Granite 27450 21 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°58′6″N 99°28′11″W / 39.96833°N 99.46972°W / 39.96833; -99.46972
Greenwood 28775 45 0 (1) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°51′51″N 99°14′24″W / 39.86417°N 99.24°W / 39.86417; -99.24
Kirwin 37300 307 4 (9) 87 (33) 6 (2) 6.89% 39°40′51″N 99°7′24″W / 39.68083°N 99.12333°W / 39.68083; -99.12333
Logan 42125 666 7 (19) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°40′3″N 99°34′11″W / 39.6675°N 99.56972°W / 39.6675; -99.56972
Long Island 42625 251 3 (7) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°56′35″N 99°33′16″W / 39.94306°N 99.55444°W / 39.94306; -99.55444
Mound 48725 129 1 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°47′13″N 99°27′7″W / 39.78694°N 99.45194°W / 39.78694; -99.45194
Phillipsburg 55700 257 3 (7) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°46′15″N 99°20′28″W / 39.77083°N 99.34111°W / 39.77083; -99.34111
Plainview 56125 23 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 39°35′21″N 99°27′1″W / 39.58917°N 99.45028°W / 39.58917; -99.45028
Plum 56775 447 5 (12) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°46′3″N 99°7′6″W / 39.7675°N 99.11833°W / 39.7675; -99.11833
Prairie View 57550 220 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°51′0″N 99°34′38″W / 39.85°N 99.57722°W / 39.85; -99.57722
Rushville 61800 23 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°36′40″N 99°21′35″W / 39.61111°N 99.35972°W / 39.61111; -99.35972
Solomon 66350 226 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°41′27″N 99°20′12″W / 39.69083°N 99.33667°W / 39.69083; -99.33667
Sumner 69175 43 0 (1) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°57′6″N 99°6′50″W / 39.95167°N 99.11389°W / 39.95167; -99.11389
Towanda 71175 26 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.20% 39°36′13″N 99°33′43″W / 39.60361°N 99.56194°W / 39.60361; -99.56194
Valley 73025 22 0 (1) 85 (33) 8 (3) 8.70% 39°36′58″N 99°8′3″W / 39.61611°N 99.13417°W / 39.61611; -99.13417
Walnut 75075 14 0 (0) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°57′33″N 99°20′47″W / 39.95917°N 99.34639°W / 39.95917; -99.34639
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