Harvey County

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Harvey County, Kansas

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

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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