Wabaunsee County

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Wabaunsee County, Kansas

215 Kansas Ave PO box 278
Alma, KS 66401
Phone: (785) 765-3414
Fax: (785) 765-3704
www.wabaunsee.kansasgov.com

In east-central KS, west of Topeka; organized as Richardson County Aug 30, 1855 (prior to statehood); name changed Feb 11, 1859. Name Origin: For Wabaunsee (1760-1845), a Potawatomi chief. Meaning of the name is uncertain: possibly 'dawn of day'; others not sufficiently documented or satisfactory are 'he lives through the winter,' 'daylight,' and 'boggy day.'

Area (sq mi):: 799.80 (land 797.38; water 2.41) Population per square mile: 8.70
Population 2005: 6,919 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 4.30% Population 2000: 6,885 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,704; median household $41,710; Population below poverty level: 7.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,541-$24,577
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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