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Seward County, Kansas

415 N Washington Ave Suite 109
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: (620) 626-3200
Fax: (620) 626-3211
www.seward.kansasgov.com

On the southern border of KS, southwest of Dodge City; organized as Godfrey County Mar 26, 1873 from Indian lands; name changed to Seward Jun 3, 1861; changed to Howard 1867. In 1873 the name Seward was given to a new county in the present location. Name Origin: For William Henry Seward (1801-72), U.S. secretary of state (1861-69), renowned for negotiating the purchase of Alaska (1867)

Area (sq mi):: 640.51 (land 639.52; water 0.99) Population per square mile: 36.40
Population 2005: 23,274 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 3.40%; 1990-2000 20.10% Population 2000: 22,510 (White 49.40%; Black or African American 3.80%; Hispanic or Latino 42.10%; Asian 2.90%; Other 28.00%). Foreign born: 27.40%. Median age: 29.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,059; median household $36,752; Population below poverty level: 16.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,085-$21,769
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Liberal County seat (20,218)

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    Seward County, Nebraska

    PO Box 190
    Seward, NE 68434
    Phone: (402) 643-2883
    Fax: (402) 643-9243
    connectseward.org/cgov/

    In east-central NE, west of Lincoln; organized as Greene County Jan 26, 1856 (prior to statehood) from Lancaster County; name changed Jan 3, 1862 when Gen. Greene of Missouri joined the Confederacy. Name Origin: For William Henry Seward (1801-72), U.S. secretary of state (1861-69) who negotiated the purchase of Alaska (1867)

    Area (sq mi):: 575.73 (land 574.75; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 29.10
    Population 2005: 16,739 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 16,496 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 35.70
    Income 2000: per capita $18,379; median household $42,700; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,224-$28,928
    Unemployment (2004): 2.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    The Southwest Daily Times reported earlier this month that ethanol consulting firm BBI International has recommended building a new ethanol production plant in the town of Hayne in Seward County, KS, following the completion of a feasibility study which deemed two sites well-suited for the project.