Barber County


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Barber County, Kansas

120 E Washington Ave
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
Phone: (620) 886-3961
Fax: (620) 886-5425
www.barbercounty.net

On the central-southern border of KS, southwest of Wichita; organized as Barbour County Feb 26, 1867 from Harper County; spelling changed Mar 1, 1883. Name Origin: As a memorial to Thomas W. Barber (?-1855), a Free State martyr, murdered near Lawrence, KS

Area (sq mi):: 1136.21 (land 1134.11; water 2.10) Population per square mile: 4.40
Population 2005: 4,958 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 -9.70% Population 2000: 5,307 (White 96.20%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 42.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,627; median household $33,407; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,117-$24,644
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The route approved by the KCC for the 345,000 volt (345kV) double-circuit line runs approximately 122 miles through southwestern Kansas from the existing Spearville substation to two new substations: the Clark County substation in northern Clark County and the Thistle substation east of Medicine Lodge in central Barber County.
the leader in wind energy development, engineering, and construction, has completed its work at the Flat Ridge I wind farm in Barber County, Kansas.
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ITC Great Plains has acquired and will now operate the 138-kilovolt (kV) Flat Ridge Substation located in Barber County, Kan.
March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, the leader in wind energy development, engineering, and construction, has completed its work at the Flat Ridge I wind farm in Barber County, Kansas.
The second asset is a 138 kV substation located in eastern Barber County near Medicine Lodge which provides for interconnection of the Flat Ridge Wind Farm.
We're building strong partnerships with counties and developers to better our energy future, and we look forward to being a good neighbor to the folks in Barber County.
The area and gypsum have always been synonymous, but calcium is the abundant mineral in Kiowa, Kansas, the south central community in Barber County.