Geary County

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Geary County, Kansas

PO Box 927
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-3912
Fax: (785) 238-5419
www.geary.kansasgov.com

In east-central KS, south of Manhattan; organized as Davis County Aug 30, 1855 from Riley county; name changed Mar 7, 1889. Name Origin: For John White Geary (1819-73), territorial governor of KS (1856-57) and governor of PA (1867-73). Originally named by the pro-Southern legislature for Jefferson Davis, U.S. secretary of war (1853-57) and later president of the Confederacy

Area (sq mi):: 404.39 (land 384.69; water 19.70) Population per square mile: 63.90
Population 2005: 24,585 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -12.00%; 1990-2000 -8.20% Population 2000: 27,947 (White 61.50%; Black or African American 22.00%; Hispanic or Latino 8.50%; Asian 3.20%; Other 10.70%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 29.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,199; median household $31,917; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,807-$28,063
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Junction City County seat (16,806)

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