Geary County

Geary County, Kansas

PO Box 927
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-3912
Fax: (785) 238-5419

In east-central KS, south of Manhattan; organized as Davis County Aug 30, 1855 from Riley county; name changed Mar 7, 1889. Name Origin: For John White Geary (1819-73), territorial governor of KS (1856-57) and governor of PA (1867-73). Originally named by the pro-Southern legislature for Jefferson Davis, U.S. secretary of war (1853-57) and later president of the Confederacy

Area (sq mi):: 404.39 (land 384.69; water 19.70) Population per square mile: 63.90
Population 2005: 24,585 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -12.00%; 1990-2000 -8.20% Population 2000: 27,947 (White 61.50%; Black or African American 22.00%; Hispanic or Latino 8.50%; Asian 3.20%; Other 10.70%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 29.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,199; median household $31,917; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,807-$28,063
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Junction City County seat (16,806)

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    Gordon also has been a front-runner for a superintendent's position in school districts in Mercer Island and Redmond in Washington, and in Geary County, Kansas.
    The students in those classes use "snaps"--which are either pictures or 10-second videos taken with their smartphones that are saved for 24 hours--to report on Geary County Schools' events such as football games and pep rallies.
    Flint Hills Pride Committee, including Vice-Chair Darci Bohnenblust and Secretary Chris Pahls; The Geary County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, who gave us a very generous marketing grant to cover all of our advertising; other donors of cash or services: The Xcalibur Club patrons, staff and entertainers; The Junction City Teddy Bears, You and Your Surroundings, Matt and Brenda Hemmer, Flint Hills PFLAG, FHHRP, the Liberty Press, K.C.
    They provided guidance to patrols, accounted for inmates, and met with the Geary County and Riley County Police Departments, which operate immediately off post.
    Just a block away from their home is Ware Elementary School, which is part of Geary County School District #475, where 11-year-old Annette, eight-year-old Garrett and five-year-old Grace are enrolled.
    Reuters reports that Ventria Bioscience of Sacramento, Calif., will be permitted to grow up to 3,200 acres of genetically engineered rice in Geary County, Kan., to produce proteins that would be used in medicine to treat diarrhea.
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    Major donors included Colin Glessner, Dijon Aguilera, Bang Lingerie, FHHRP, Flint Hills PFLAG, Geary County CVB, the JCTB's, Kevin Stilley, Chris Pahls, Ron Martel, Mark Beatty and the Xcalibur Club, the Xcalibur Club staff, the Xcalibur Club entertainers, and most of all, the Xcalibur Club patrons, who supported our fundraisers.