Harvey County, Kansas
|Harvey County, Kansas|
Location in the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 7, 1872|
|Named for||James Harvey|
|• Total||541 sq mi (1,401 km2)|
|• Land||540 sq mi (1,399 km2)|
|• Water||1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%|
|• Density||64/sq mi (25/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles.
In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1848, after the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Spain brought into the United States all or part of land for ten future states, including southwest Kansas. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 541 square miles (1,400 km2), of which 540 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water. The Little Arkansas River flows through the county.
- Marion County (northeast)
- Butler County (east)
- Sedgwick County (south)
- Reno County (west)
- McPherson County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the U.S. Census in 2000, there were 32,869 people, 12,581 households, and 8,932 families residing in the county. The population density was 61 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 13,378 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.04% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.
There were 12,581 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,907, and the median income for a family was $48,793. Males had a median income of $35,037 versus $22,492 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,715. About 4.20% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.50% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.
Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.
Unified school districts
- USD 369, Burrton
- Burrton, Rural Areas
- USD 373, Newton
- USD 439, Sedgwick
- Sedgwick, Rural Areas
- USD 440, Halstead
- Halstead, Rural Areas
- USD 460, Hesston
- Hesston, Rural Areas
- District Office In Neighboring County
- USD 206, Remington-Whitewater
- Rural Areas
- USD 398, Peabody-Burns
- Rural Areas
- USD 411, Goessel
- Rural Areas
- USD 423, Moundridge
- Rural Areas
- Van Arsdale
Harvey County is divided into fifteen townships. The cities of Halstead and Newton are considered governmentally independent and are 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.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Harvey County, Kansas
- List of people from Harvey County, Kansas
- March 1990 Central US tornado outbreak
- Chisholm Trail
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- Standard Atlas of Harvey County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 70 pages; 1918.
- Plat Book of Harvey County, Kansas; North West Publishing Co; 34 pages; 1902.
- Historical Atlas of Harvey County, Kansas; 33 pages; John P. Edwards; 1882.
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - 54MB PDF), (Volume2 - 53MB PDF), (Volume3 - 33MB PDF)
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883/1976.
- Bernhard Warkentin and the Kansas Mennonite Pioneers; David A. Haury; Mennonite Life; December 1974.
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- Santa Fe Rail History
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
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- "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Harvey County, Kansas.|
- Harvey County - Official
- Harvey County - Directory of Public Officials
- Harvey County - Economic Development Council
- Harvey County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
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