Finney County

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Finney County, Kansas

311 N 9th St PO Box M
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 272-3542
Fax: (620) 272-3599
www.finneycounty.org

In southwestern KS, northwest of Dodge City; organized as Sequoyah County Mar 6, 1873 from Arapahoe and Foote counties; name changed Feb 21, 1883; Garfield County was annexed to Finney County in 1893. Name Origin: For David W. Finney, lieutenant governor of KS (1861-65) and KS legislator

Area (sq mi):: 1302.62 (land 1301.77; water 0.84) Population per square mile: 30.00
Population 2005: 38,988 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.80%; 1990-2000 22.50% Population 2000: 40,523 (White 51.40%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 43.30%; Asian 2.90%; Other 26.90%). Foreign born: 22.70%. Median age: 28.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,377; median household $38,474; Population below poverty level: 14.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,585-$21,098
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.00% Median travel time to work: 15.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Garden City County seat (27,312)

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