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Jefferson County, Kansas

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Jefferson County (standard abbreviation: JF) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 18,426. Its county seat is Oskaloosa, Kansas6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,442 km² (557 mi²). 1,389 km² (536 mi²) of it is land and 54 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.74% water.

Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties in Kansas

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,426 people, 6,830 households, and 5,190 families residing in the county. The population density is 13/km² (34/mi²). There are 7,491 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.70% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,830 households out of which 35.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.20% are married couples living together, 7.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% are non-families. 20.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $45,535, and the median income for a family is $50,557. Males have a median income of $36,174 versus $25,468 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,373. 6.70% of the population and 5.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.90% of those under the age of 18 and 7.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Subdivisions

  • Delaware Township
  • Norton Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Rock Creek Township
  • Ozawkie Township
  • Fairview Township
  • Oskaloosa Township
  • Union Township
  • Kaw Township
  • Kentucky Township
  • Rural Township
  • Sarcoxie Township

Cities and towns

Education

Unified school districts

  • Valley Falls USD 338
  • Jefferson County USD 339
  • Jefferson West USD 340
  • Oskaloosa USD 341
  • McLouth USD 342
  • Perry USD 343

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