Cloud County

Cloud County, Kansas

811 Washington St
Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: (785) 243-8110
Fax: (785) 243-8123

In north-central KS, north of Salina; organized as Shirley County Feb 27, 1860 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory; name changed Feb 26, 1867. Name Origin: Named by John B. Rupe, a county representative, for William F. Cloud, an officer in the Kansas Volunteers. Originally named as a joke for Jane Shirley, "a notorious Leavenworth prostitute" known "to all the boys."

Area (sq mi):: 718.47 (land 715.63; water 2.84) Population per square mile: 13.60
Population 2005: 9,759 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.00%; 1990-2000 -6.80% Population 2000: 10,268 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 41.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,536; median household $31,758; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,385-$22,805
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This included a large twister featuring multiple vortexes in rural Cloud County south of Concordia.
The Cloud County Community College freshman in lane eight, Jatoria McGirt, has always been fast.
Branch was widely recruited as one of the top junior college prospects last spring after completing his second season at Cloud County Community College in Kansas, where he averaged 20.4 points and 3.4 assists as a sophomore.
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The recently completed Meridian Way Wind Farm sits at 1,650 feet of elevation in Cloud County and has 67 Vestas V90 3.0MW turbines--the largest on-shore wind turbine currently installed in the United States.
Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced on Monday (5 November) that it has received an order for 67 wind turbines for the Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County, Kansas, in the US.
Empire Tea Services and India Tea Importers tied for first place in the "Unsweetened & Unflavored" category; Inko's White Tea won the "Sweetened & Unflavored" category; Royal Gourmet Teas took top honors in the "Exotic" category; Sun Garden Specialty Tea and Turton Teas were both awarded first place prizes in the "Unsweetened & Flavored" category; Walter's Bay swept the "Sweetened & Flavored" and the "Chai" categories; Adagio Teas won in the "Unflavored Green Tea" category; Serendipitea won the "Flavored Green" category; and Cloud County Tea Company took home first place in the "Herbal" category.