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Chase County, Kansas

PO Box 529
Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
Phone: (620) 273-6423
Fax: (620) 273-6617
www.chasecountyks.org

In east-central KS, west of Emporia; organized Feb 11, 1859 (prior to statehood) from Butler County. Name Origin: For Salmon Portland Chase (1808-73), U.S. senator from OH (1849-53), governor of OH (1855-59), and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1864-73)

Area (sq mi):: 778.01 (land 775.89; water 2.12) Population per square mile: 4.00
Population 2005: 3,081 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 0.30% Population 2000: 3,030 (White 96.00%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,422; median household $32,656; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,079-$28,785
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Chase County, Nebraska

PO Box 1299
Imperial, NE 69033
Phone: (308) 882-5266
Fax: (308) 882-7552
www.co.chase.ne.us

On the southwestern border of NE, southwest of North Platte; organized Apr 24, 1886 from Keith County. Name Origin: For Champion S. Chase (?-1898), mayor of Omaha, NE, and first attorney general of NE

Area (sq mi):: 897.63 (land 894.50; water 3.14) Population per square mile: 4.30
Population 2005: 3,866 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 -7.10% Population 2000: 4,068 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,490; median household $32,351; Population below poverty level: 9.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,412-$26,598
Unemployment (2004): 2.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 12.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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National visibility for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has helped spur tourism in historic Chase County, Kansas, which includes the towns of Strong City and Cottonwood Falls, the county seat.
March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The population of Chase County, Kansas will triple on June 13, 2015 when 7,000 people from around the world come to the Kansas Flint Hills to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Symphony in the Flint Hills.
The Tenth Anniversary Signature Event will take place at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas where it debuted in 2006.