Coffey County

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Coffey County, Kansas

110 S 6th St
Burlington, KS 66839
Phone: (620) 364-2191
Fax: (620) 364-8975

In eastern KS, east of Emporia; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Kiowa County. Name Origin: For Col. Asbury M. Coffey, a Confederate officer and settler from MO; first known white man in KS; served as a member of the Bogus Legislature in 1855

Area (sq mi):: 654.57 (land 629.75; water 24.82) Population per square mile: 13.80
Population 2005: 8,683 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.10%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 8,865 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $18,337; median household $37,839; Population below poverty level: 6.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,002-$28,275
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Located in Coffey County, Kansas, Wolf Creek Generating Station is Kansas' only nuclear power plant.
In March 1884, reports of foot-and-mouth disease in neighborhood cattle herds were enough to stir near hysteria in Coffey County, Kansas. Today, foot-and-mouth disease is only a memory in the United States, vanished from this country since 1929.