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Encyclopedia > Sumner County, Kansas
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Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 25,946. Its county seat is Wellington.6

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,069 km≤ (1,185 mi≤). 3,061 km≤ (1,182 mi≤) of it is land and 8 km≤ (3 mi≤) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.


Adjacent counties

  • Sedgwick County, Kansas (north)
  • Butler County, Kansas (northeast)
  • Cowley County, Kansas (east)
  • Kay County, Oklahoma (southeast)
  • Grant County, Oklahoma (southwest)
  • Harper County, Kansas (west)
  • Kingman County, Kansas (northwest)

See also: List of counties in Kansas


Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 25,946 people, 9,888 households, and 7,089 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km≤ (22/mi≤). There are 10,877 housing units at an average density of 4/km≤ (9/mi≤). The racial makeup of the county is 94.62% White, 0.71% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 3.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 9,888 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% are non-families. 25.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.10.


In the county the population is spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,415, and the median income for a family is $46,739. Males have a median income of $36,616 versus $23,020 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,305. 9.50% of the population and 7.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.20% of those under the age of 18 and 6.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Subdivisions

Cities and towns

  • Argonia
  • Belle Plaine
  • Caldwell
  • Conway Springs
  • Hunnewell
  • Mayfield
  • Milan
  • Oxford
  • South Haven
  • Wellington

Education

Unified school districts

  • Wellington USD 353
  • Conway Springs USD 356
  • Belle Plaine USD 357
  • Oxford USD 358
  • Argonia USD 359
  • Caldwell USD 360
  • South Haven USD 509

External links

  • Sumner County official website (http://www.co.sumner.ks.us/)
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Sumner County, Kansas - definition of Sumner County, Kansas in Encyclopedia (374 words)
Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county located in the state of Kansas.
The racial makeup of the county is 94.62% White, 0.71% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races.
In the county the population is spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
Sumner County, Kansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
As of the census² of 2000, there are 25,946 people, 9,888 households, and 7,089 families residing in the county.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,415, and the median income for a family is $46,739.
The per capita income for the county is $18,305.
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