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Barton County, Kansas

1400 Main St Suite 202
Great Bend, KS 67530
Phone: (620) 793-1835
Fax: (620) 793-1990
www.bartoncounty.org

In central KS, southwest of Salina; organized Feb 26, 1867 from Ellsworth County. Name Origin: For Clara Barton (1821-1912), Civil War nurse and first president (1881) of the American Red Cross. The only KS county named for a woman

Area (sq mi):: 900.46 (land 894.00; water 6.46) Population per square mile: 31.40
Population 2005: 28,105 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 28,205 (White 89.00%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 8.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.60%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,695; median household $32,176; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,217-$26,724
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 16.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Great Bend County seat (14,851)

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    Barton County, Missouri

    1004 Gulf St
    Lamar, MO 64759
    Phone: (417) 682-3529
    Fax: (417) 682-4100
    www.bartoncounty.com

    On the southwestern border of MO, north of Joplin; organized Dec 12, 1855 from Jasper County. Name Origin: For David Barton (1788-1837), MO jurist, legislator, and U.S. senator (1821-31)

    Area (sq mi):: 596.72 (land 594.25; water 2.47) Population per square mile: 22.00
    Population 2005: 13,057 State rank: 79 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 10.90% Population 2000: 12,541 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 37.30
    Income 2000: per capita $13,987; median household $29,275; Population below poverty level: 13.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,869-$21,703
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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