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Atchison County (AT)
Image:Map of Kansas highlighting Atchison County.png
Counties in Kansas
County seat Atchison
Largest city Atchison
Area
—Total
—Land
—Water, %

1,127 km² (435 mi²)
1,120 km² (432 mi²)
7 km² (3 mi²), 0.62%
Population
—Total (2000)
Density

16,774
15/km² (39/mi²)
Established August 25, 1855
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5

Atchison County (standard abbreviation: AT) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 16,774. The largest city and county seat is Atchison. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Map_of_Kansas_highlighting_Atchison_County. ... This is a listing of counties in the State of Kansas. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas. ... Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... CST is UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Jump to: navigation, search Daylight saving time (also called DST, or summer time) is a system intended to save daylight, as opposed to wasting time (for example, by sleeping long past sunrise). ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,127 km² (435 mi²). 1,120 km² (432 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties in Kansas Buchanan County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Doniphan County (standard abbreviation: DP) is a county in the State of Kansas, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... Leavenworth County (standard abbreviation: LV) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Jefferson County (standard abbreviation: JF) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Jackson County (standard abbreviation: JA) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Brown County (standard abbreviation: BR) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... This is a listing of counties in the State of Kansas. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there are 16,774 people, 6,275 households, and 4,279 families residing in the county. The population density is 15/km² (39/mi²). There are 6,818 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.62% White, 5.32% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. 1.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 6,275 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.05. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,355, and the median income for a family is $40,614. Males have a median income of $29,481 versus $20,485 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,207. 13.30% of the population and 7.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.80% of those under the age of 18 and 17.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Population > 10,000
Population < 1,000

Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas. ... Effingham is a city located in Atchison County, Kansas. ... Lancaster is a city located in Atchison County, Kansas. ... Muscotah is a city located in Atchison County, Kansas. ... Huron is a city located in Atchison County, Kansas. ...

Townships

Atchison County is divided into eight townships. The city of Atchison 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. A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas. ...

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/mi²)
Land area
km² (mi²)
Water area
km² (mi²)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Benton 06150 1,076 7 (18) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.25% 39° 30′ 20″ N, 95° 23′ 37″ W
Center 11550 676 5 (13) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0.15% 39° 28′ 52″ N, 95° 16′ 54″ W
Grasshopper 28225 588 3 (9) 170 (66) 1 (0) 0.52% 39° 35′ 12″ N, 95° 30′ 4″ W
Kapioma 36100 271 2 (6) 123 (48) 0 (0) 0.05% 39° 29′ 6″ N, 95° 31′ 8″ W
Lancaster 38350 922 6 (15) 156 (60) 0 (0) 0.28% 39° 35′ 56″ N, 95° 18′ 38″ W
Mount Pleasant 48925 829 7 (17) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.09% 39° 29′ 17″ N, 95° 11′ 3″ W
Shannon 64275 1,753 12 (32) 140 (54) 2 (1) 1.16% 39° 35′ 15″ N, 95° 9′ 26″ W
Walnut 74800 427 5 (12) 94 (36) 2 (1) 2.34% 39° 27′ 55″ N, 95° 5′ 3″ W

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... FIPS place codes are a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard for geographic coding of human settlements in the United States. ...

Education

Unified school districts

See also the complete list of unified school districts in Kansas. This is a complete listing of unified school districts in the State of Kansas. ...

  • Atchison County Community USD 377
  • Atchison Public Schools USD 409

External links

General county information
County Level Data
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Regions: Cherokee Strip | Flint Hills
Cities : Dodge City | Emporia | Garden City | Great Bend | Hays | Hutchinson | Junction City | Kansas City | Lawrence | Leavenworth | Leawood | Lenexa | Manhattan | Olathe | Overland Park | Pittsburg | Prairie Village | Salina | Shawnee | Topeka | Wichita
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Atchison County, Kansas - definition of Atchison County, Kansas in Encyclopedia (374 words)
Atchison County (standard abbreviation: AT) is a county located in the state of Kansas.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,355, and the median income for a family is $40,614.
Atchison, Kansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
Atchison is the largest city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas.
It is named for the senator David Rice Atchison, and was the original eastern terminus of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.
Atchison was the birthplace of aviator Amelia Earhart.
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