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Wallace County, Kansas

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Wallace County (standard abbreviation: WA) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 1,749. Its county seat is Sharon Springs.6 It was created in 1868 and named in honor of Brigadier general W.H.L. Wallace who was a veteran of the Mexican War and a casualty of the Battle of Shiloh.


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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,367 km² (914 mi²). 2,367 km² (914 mi²) of it is land and 0 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.01% water.

Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties in Kansas

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there are 1,749 people, 674 households, and 477 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km² (2/mi²). There are 791 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.63% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.52% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 4.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 674 households out of which 33.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% are married couples living together, 4.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the county the population is spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,000, and the median income for a family is $42,022. Males have a median income of $25,610 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,016. 16.10% of the population and 10.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.50% of those under the age of 18 and 12.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Cities and towns

Education

Unified school districts

  • Wallace USD 241
  • Weskan USD 242

External links

History of Wallace County (http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1912/w/wallace_county.html)

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