Gove County

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Gove County, Kansas

520 Washington St
Gove, KS 67736
Phone: (785) 938-2300
Fax: (785) 938-4486

In west-central KS, west of Hays; organized Mar 3, 1868 from Rooks County. Name Origin: For Capt. Grenville L. Gove (?-1864), Union army officer from KS

Area (sq mi):: 1071.47 (land 1071.38; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 2.60
Population 2005: 2,763 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.90%; 1990-2000 -5.00% Population 2000: 3,068 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 42.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,852; median household $33,510; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,533-$24,717
Unemployment (2004): 3.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 14.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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