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Chase County, Kansas

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Chase County (CS)
Image:Map of Kansas highlighting Chase County.png
Other Kansas Counties
County seat Cottonwood Falls
Largest city Cottonwood Falls
Area
—Total
—Land
—Water
—% water

778 mi²; 2,015 km²
776 mi²; 2,010 km²
2 mi²; 5 km²
0.27%
Population
—Total (2000)
Density

3,030
4/mi²; 2/km²
Established February 11, 1859
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Chase County (standard abbreviation: CS) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 3,030. The largest city and county seat is Cottonwood Falls. The county has been the subject of a book by William Least Heat-Moon.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,015 km² (778 mi²). 2,010 km² (776 mi²) of it is land and 5 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 3,030 people, 1,246 households, and 817 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 1,529 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.90% White, 1.02% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,246 households out of which 28.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% are married couples living together, 7.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% are non-families. 31.10% 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 2.34 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,656, and the median income for a family is $39,848. Males have a median income of $27,402 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,422. 8.60% of the population and 4.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.00% of those under the age of 18 and 6.30% 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.

  • Chase County USD 284

Literature

Made famous by William Least Heat-Moon's epic book PrairyErth: A Deep Map (1991).

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