Harvey County

Harvey County, Kansas

PO Box 687
Newton, KS 67114
Phone: (316) 284-6840
Fax: (316) 284-6856

In central KS, east of Hutchinson; organized Feb 29, 1872 from McPherson, Butler, and Sedgwick counties. Name Origin: For Capt. James Madison Harvey (1833-94), governor of KS (1869-73) and U.S. senator (1874-77)

Area (sq mi):: 540.50 (land 539.33; water 1.17) Population per square mile: 62.80
Population 2005: 33,843 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 5.90% Population 2000: 32,869 (White 88.10%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 8.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 6.80%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,715; median household $40,907; Population below poverty level: 6.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,235-$27,550
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Newton County seat (18,154)

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    Law enforcement officers were called to the scene in Harvey County Thursday night after Lucas' stepmother, Emily Glass, led a private investigator to the remains under the bridge on a gravel road near the town of Sedgwick, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Wichita.
    Harvey County sheriff T Walton described the officer as a "tremendous hero" because 200 to 300 people were still in the factory and the "shooter wasn't done by any means".
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    Harvey County administrator John Waltner and Solid Waste superintendent Rollin Schmidt met last week with Bill Fox of Wichita engineering firm Poe & Associates.
    The Pratt Tribune, Ark Valley News and Harvey County Independent were non-committal on the issue, with representatives saying it had never come up and they aren't sure what they would do if it did.
    Harvey County is looking to build up, not out, at its solid waste facilities, but a hang-up involving paperwork is halting progress and could cost taxpayers money.
    Jim Spencer, Waste Connections' division manager for Kansas, told The Hutchinson News that until the expansion, rigid waste materials such as plastic bottles, milk jugs and aluminum and tin cans had to be transferred to a facility in Harvey County, for additional sorting and processing.