Kearny County

Kearny County, Kansas

PO Box 86
Lakin, KS 67860
Phone: (620) 355-6422
Fax: (620) 355-7382
www.kearnycountykansas.com

In southwestern KS, west of Garden City; organized Mar 6, 1873 from Finney County. Name Origin: For Gen. Philip Kearny (1814-62), hero of the Mexican-American War and Civil War

Area (sq mi):: 871.50 (land 871.06; water 0.44) Population per square mile: 5.20
Population 2005: 4,516 State rank: 73 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 12.50% Population 2000: 4,531 (White 71.10%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 26.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 18.80%). Foreign born: 12.70%. Median age: 31.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,708; median household $40,149; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,084-$20,467
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 13.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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After the power went out at the Calkins' home, three miles outside of Lakin, the family began a desperate effort to transport Kalana to Kearny County Hospital.