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Bourbon County, Kansas

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Bourbon County (BB)
Image:Map of Kansas highlighting Bourbon County.png
Other Kansas Counties
County seat Fort Scott
Largest city Fort Scott
Area
—Total
—Land
—Water
—% water

639 mi²; 1,655 km²
637 mi²; 1,650 km²
2 mi²; 4 km²
0.27%
Population
—Total (2000)
Density

15,379
24/mi²; 9/km²
Established August 25, 1855
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Bourbon County (standard abbreviation: BB) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 15,379. The largest city and county seat is Fort Scott.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,655 km² (639 mi²). 1,650 km² (637 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.

Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties in Kansas

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there are 15,379 people, 6,161 households, and 4,127 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km² (24/mi²). There are 7,135 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.06% White, 3.08% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,161 households out of which 30.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% are non-families. 29.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,199, and the median income for a family is $39,239. Males have a median income of $27,043 versus $20,983 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,393. 13.50% of the population and 9.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.00% of those under the age of 18 and 13.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Education

Unified school districts

See also the complete list of unified school districts in Kansas.

  • Fort Scott USD 234
  • Uniontown USD 235

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