Wallace County

Wallace County, Kansas

PO Box 70
Sharon Springs, KS 67758
Phone: (785) 852-4282
Fax: (785) 852-4783

On central western border of KS; organized Mar 2, 1868 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Gen. William Harvey Lamb Wallace (?-1862), Union officer in the Civil War who died of wounds received at Shiloh, TN

Area (sq mi):: 914.05 (land 913.99; water 0.05) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 1,573 State rank: 104 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.10%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 1,749 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,016; median household $33,000; Population below poverty level: 16.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,309-$25,809
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The tiny Wallace County school district made headlines in 2012 when students and teachers put together a video called ''We Are Hungry'' -- set to the tune of the popular song ''We Are Young'' by the group Fun.
What struck Jenkins as odd was the venue: It was to take place at Wallace County High School.
AU's Legal Department promptly sent a letter to Wallace County school officials and followed up with a phone call to Superintendent Robert Young, who assured Americans United that he would tell the group not to preach to the students or attempt to lure them to an evangelistic service later in the day.
In lightly populated Wallace County, Kan., for example, which borders Colorado, only 24 people are listed as unemployed out of a workforce of 806.
At Wallace County High in Sharon Springs, Kan., football player Callahan Grund said the revision helped, but he and his friends still weren't thrilled by the calorie limits (750-850 for high school) when they had hours of calorie-burning practice after school.