Wallace County

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Wallace County, Kansas

PO Box 70
Sharon Springs, KS 67758
Phone: (785) 852-4282
Fax: (785) 852-4783

On central western border of KS; organized Mar 2, 1868 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Gen. William Harvey Lamb Wallace (?-1862), Union officer in the Civil War who died of wounds received at Shiloh, TN

Area (sq mi):: 914.05 (land 913.99; water 0.05) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 1,573 State rank: 104 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.10%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 1,749 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,016; median household $33,000; Population below poverty level: 16.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,309-$25,809
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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