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Wichita County, Kansas

PO Box 968
Leoti, KS 67861
Phone: (620) 375-2731
Fax: (620) 375-4350

In western KS, northwest of Garden City; organized Mar 6, 1873 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Wichita Indians, one of the more important tribes of Caddoan linguistic stock. Name is translated 'man,' or from Choctaw owa chito 'big hunt.'

Area (sq mi):: 718.54 (land 718.52; water 0.02) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 2,309 State rank: 98 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.80%; 1990-2000 -8.20% Population 2000: 2,531 (White 80.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 18.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 13.60%). Foreign born: 8.00%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,720; median household $33,462; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,908-$30,226
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 13.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wichita County, Texas

PO Box 1679
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
Phone: (940) 766-8144
Fax: (940) 716-8554
www.co.wichita.tx.us

On the central northern border of TX, northwest of Fort Worth; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Fannin County. Name Origin: For the Wichita River, which traverses its northern border; itself named for one of the more important tribes of Caddoan linguistic stock. The name is translated as 'man,' or as taken from Choctaw owa chito 'big hunt.'

Area (sq mi):: 633.01 (land 627.66; water 5.35) Population per square mile: 200.60
Population 2005: 125,894 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.40%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 131,664 (White 73.30%; Black or African American 10.20%; Hispanic or Latino 12.20%; Asian 1.80%; Other 9.20%). Foreign born: 5.10%. Median age: 33.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,965; median household $33,780; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,745-$27,527
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wichita Falls County seat (100,929)
  • Burkburnett (10,513)

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