Doniphan County

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Doniphan County, Kansas

PO Box 278
Troy, KS 66087
Phone: (785) 985-3513
Fax: (785) 985-3723

On the northeastern border of KS, west of Saint Joseph, MO; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Alexander Willliam Doniphan (1808-87), MO legislator and officer in the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 397.07 (land 392.18; water 4.89) Population per square mile: 19.90
Population 2005: 7,816 State rank: 50 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.20%; 1990-2000 1.40% Population 2000: 8,249 (White 94.30%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 36.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,849; median household $32,537; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,704-$20,826
Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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