Rooks County

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Rooks County, Kansas

115 N Walnut St
Stockton, KS 67669
Phone: (785) 425-6391
Fax: (785) 425-6015
www.rookscounty.net

In north-central KS, north of Hays; established Feb 26, 1867 from Kirwin Land District. Name Origin: For John Calvin Rooks (?-1862), soldier who died of wounds received at the Battle of Prairie Grove, AR

Area (sq mi):: 895.36 (land 888.34; water 7.02) Population per square mile: 6.00
Population 2005: 5,351 State rank: 68 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -5.90% Population 2000: 5,685 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,588; median household $30,457; Population below poverty level: 9.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,978-$24,236
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.90% Median travel time to work: 15.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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