Cloud County

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Cloud County, Kansas

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

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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