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Elk County, Kansas

127 N Pine
Howard, KS 67349
Phone: (620) 374-2490
Fax: (620) 374-2771
www.elk.kansasgov.com

In southeastern KS, southeast of Wichita; organized Mar 3, 1875 from Howard County, which was organized in 1855 (named Godfrey and changed to Seward in 1867) and abolished at the time of its division into Chautauqua and Elk counties. Name Origin: For the large North American deer, the elk or wapiti

Area (sq mi):: 650.36 (land 647.29; water 3.07) Population per square mile: 4.80
Population 2005: 3,075 State rank: 87 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 -2.00% Population 2000: 3,261 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 46.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,066; median household $27,267; Population below poverty level: 13.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,722-$21,214
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 34.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Elk County, Pennsylvania

PO Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853
Phone: (814) 776-1161
Fax: (814) 776-5379
www.co.elk.pa.us

In west-central PA, west of Williamsport; organized Apr 18, 1843 from Jefferson, Clearfield, and McKean counties. Name Origin: For the North American elk, once common in the county

Area (sq mi):: 832.23 (land 828.65; water 3.58) Population per square mile: 40.50
Population 2005: 33,577 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.40%; 1990-2000 0.70% Population 2000: 35,112 (White 98.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,174; median household $37,550; Population below poverty level: 7.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,701-$27,492
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.20% Median travel time to work: 16.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Saint Marys (14,081)

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