Marshall_County,_Kansas

Marshall County, Kansas

Marshall County (standard abbreviation: MS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 10,965. The largest city and county seat is Marysville.

History

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Marshall county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale and had a damage path wide and long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.

Law and government

Marshall County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,342 km²), of which, 903 square miles (2,338 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,965 people, 4,458 households, and 3,026 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,999 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.14% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,458 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 5.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,089, and the median income for a family was $39,705. Males had a median income of $28,361 versus $19,006 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,090. About 6.40% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated community

Townships

Marshall County is divided into twenty-five townships. The city of Marysville 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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Balderson 03850 106 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.09%
Bigelow 06725 66 1 (2) 97 (37) 1 (0) 0.96%
Blue Rapids 07675 78 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.23%
Blue Rapids City 07700 1,201 13 (34) 92 (36) 1 (0) 0.98%
Center 11850 151 2 (4) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0 %
Clear Fork 13875 54 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Cleveland 14100 91 1 (3) 92 (36) 1 (0) 1.02%
Cottage Hill 15850 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Elm Creek 20600 178 2 (5) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Franklin 24450 337 3 (9) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0.06%
Guittard 29225 454 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Herkimer 31450 234 3 (7) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Lincoln 40850 130 1 (4) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.36%
Logan 41975 335 4 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Marysville 45075 383 5 (12) 84 (32) 0 (0) 0 %
Murray 49275 640 7 (18) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.14%
Noble 50850 217 2 (6) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.83%
Oketo 52550 251 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0 %
Richland 59450 206 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Rock 60425 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09%
St. Bridget 62100 232 3 (7) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.05%
Vermillion 73550 1,012 11 (28) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07%
Walnut 75025 144 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Waterville 75975 797 9 (22) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Wells 76525 131 1 (3) 98 (38) 0 (0) 0 %

Education

Unified school districts

  • Marysville USD 364
  • Vermillion USD 380
  • Axtell USD 488
  • Valley Heights USD 498

Trivia

See also

References

  • - Historical Tornado

External links

  • - The Irving, KS TornadoGeneral county information

* Blue SkywaysCounty Level Data
* Kansas Statistical Abstract

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