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Encyclopedia > Garnett, Kansas

Garnett is a city located in Anderson County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,368. It is the county seat of Anderson County6.


Garnett is located at 38°16'58" North, 95°14'27" West (38.282652, -95.240906)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 km˛ (3.1 mi˛). 7.7 km˛ (3.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.2 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.92% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,368 people, 1,439 households, and 886 families residing in the city. The population density is 434.9/km˛ (1,124.6/mi˛). There are 1,597 housing units at an average density of 206.2/km˛ (533.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 96.97% White, 0.39% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,439 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% are non-families. 34.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 21.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.91.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,518, and the median income for a family is $38,095. Males have a median income of $31,175 versus $19,858 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,265. 13.0% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.6% of those under the age of 18 and 9.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Garnett official website (http://www.garnettks.net/)
  • garnett-ks.com (http://www.garnett-ks.com/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.282652&longitude=-95.240906&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.282652&lon=-95.240906&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-95.240906&lat=38.282652&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Anderson County, Part 3 (4354 words)
Of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry, Thomas Lindsay was Assistant Surgeon.
Garnett is the county seat and metropolis of Anderson County.
The population of the city of Garnett is about 1,600, but just outside of the corporation, and laid off in town lots occupied by residences, are additions on the north and west, which swell the number of inhabitants properly belonging to the city, to fully 2,000.
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