Cloud County

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Cloud County, Kansas

811 Washington St
Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: (785) 243-8110
Fax: (785) 243-8123

In north-central KS, north of Salina; organized as Shirley County Feb 27, 1860 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory; name changed Feb 26, 1867. Name Origin: Named by John B. Rupe, a county representative, for William F. Cloud, an officer in the Kansas Volunteers. Originally named as a joke for Jane Shirley, "a notorious Leavenworth prostitute" known "to all the boys."

Area (sq mi):: 718.47 (land 715.63; water 2.84) Population per square mile: 13.60
Population 2005: 9,759 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 -6.80% Population 2000: 10,268 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 41.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,536; median household $31,758; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,385-$22,805
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Empire will purchase approximately 100 megawatts of energy from the Meridian Way Wind Farm (formerly known as the Cloud County Wind Farm) located in Cloud County, Kansas, near Concordia.
We are excited that Everton has chosen Concordia for its first site," said Kirk Lowell, Director of CloudCorp, the economic development arm of Cloud County, Kansas.