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Nemaha_County,_Kansas

Nemaha County, Kansas

Nemaha County (standard abbreviation: NM) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 10,717. The county seat is Seneca.

History

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Nemaha 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 in this tornado.

Law and government

Nemaha 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 719 square miles (1,863 km²), of which, 718 square miles (1,860 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,717 people, 3,959 households, and 2,763 families residing in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 4,340 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.35% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,959 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 28.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.10% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,296, and the median income for a family was $41,838. Males had a median income of $28,879 versus $19,340 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,121. About 6.50% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Unincorporated places

  • Baileyville
  • Kelly
  • St. Benedict

Townships

Nemaha County is divided into twenty townships. The cities of Sabetha and Seneca 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.

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
Adams 00275 213 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Berwick 06375 391 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Capioma 10575 161 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03%
Center 11900 200 2 (6) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Clear Creek 13775 123 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Gilman 26275 223 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.19%
Granada 27275 122 1 (3) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06%
Harrison 30375 399 4 (11) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.06%
Home 32900 567 6 (16) 91 (35) 3 (1) 3.12%
Illinois 33725 453 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Marion 44775 457 5 (13) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Mitchell 47475 305 3 (9) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Nemaha 49625 184 2 (5) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0 %
Neuchatel 50050 117 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0 %
Red Vermillion 58750 137 1 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%
Reilly 58900 153 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.07%
Richmond 59725 538 6 (16) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0 %
Rock Creek 60600 302 3 (9) 88 (34) 0 (0) 0.28%
Washington 75675 465 5 (13) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01%
Wetmore 77575 503 5 (14) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02%

Education

Unified school districts

  • Sabetha USD 441
  • Nemaha Valley USD 442
  • B & B USD 451

Notable natives

See also

References

  • - Historical Tornadoes

External links

  • - The Irving, KS TornadoGeneral county information

* Blue Skyways - Nemaha CountyCounty Level Data
* Kansas Statistical Abstract

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