Rawlins County

Rawlins County, Kansas

607 Main St
Atwood, KS 67730
Phone: (785) 626-3351
Fax: (785) 626-9019
www.rawlinscounty.info

On the northwestern border of KS; organized Mar 20, 1873 from Kirwin Land District. Name Origin: For Gen. John Aaron Rawlins (1831-69), officer in the Civil War and U.S. secretary of war under Grant (1869)

Area (sq mi):: 1069.72 (land 1069.62; water 0.11) Population per square mile: 2.50
Population 2005: 2,672 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.90%; 1990-2000 -12.90% Population 2000: 2,966 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 45.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,161; median household $32,105; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,920-$26,811
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 14.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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We took his pickup and drove about 40 miles west to what I believe was Rawlins County. There was an ancient Baldwin Gleaner combine sitting in the middle of a buffalo grass pasture.
Atwood, Kansas, in Rawlins County, sits 50 miles east of the Colorado border in a region known more for its mule deer and pheasant hunting than its whitetails.