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Geary County, Kansas

PO Box 927
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-3912
Fax: (785) 238-5419

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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    Ron Walker, School Superintendent for Geary County, Kansas, home to Fort Riley and the Army's 1st Infantry Division, feels the frustration of knowing schools have done their part in planning for next year, yet now the sequestration severely compounds the pressure already placed on his budget.
    Here in Geary County, Kansas our local businesses are at a gross disadvantage by losing opportunities because of inadequate Internet connections.
    The effort to attract Ventria to Kansas involved a number of players, including Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Agriculture Adrian Polansky, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Junction City and Geary County, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC), KansasBio, Kansas State University and Kansas Farm Bureau.