Wichita County

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Wichita County, Kansas

PO Box 968
Leoti, KS 67861
Phone: (620) 375-2731
Fax: (620) 375-4350

In western KS, northwest of Garden City; organized Mar 6, 1873 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Wichita Indians, one of the more important tribes of Caddoan linguistic stock. Name is translated 'man,' or from Choctaw owa chito 'big hunt.'

Area (sq mi):: 718.54 (land 718.52; water 0.02) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 2,309 State rank: 98 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.80%; 1990-2000 -8.20% Population 2000: 2,531 (White 80.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 18.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 13.60%). Foreign born: 8.00%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,720; median household $33,462; Population below poverty level: 14.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,908-$30,226
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 13.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wichita County, Texas

PO Box 1679
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
Phone: (940) 766-8144
Fax: (940) 716-8554

On the central northern border of TX, northwest of Fort Worth; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Fannin County. Name Origin: For the Wichita River, which traverses its northern border; itself named for one of the more important tribes of Caddoan linguistic stock. The name is translated as 'man,' or as taken from Choctaw owa chito 'big hunt.'

Area (sq mi):: 633.01 (land 627.66; water 5.35) Population per square mile: 200.60
Population 2005: 125,894 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.40%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 131,664 (White 73.30%; Black or African American 10.20%; Hispanic or Latino 12.20%; Asian 1.80%; Other 9.20%). Foreign born: 5.10%. Median age: 33.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,965; median household $33,780; Population below poverty level: 13.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,745-$27,527
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Wichita Falls County seat (100,929)
  • Burkburnett (10,513)

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    The case has been referred to the Office of the Wichita County District Attorney for prosecution.
    In Wichita County, the two-term Republican incumbent lost after her primary opponent said she was too reluctant to pursue the death penalty.
    He retired in 1997 from the Wichita County Health Department in Texas where he oversaw mosquito control, water quality and treatment, public health care clinics, restaurant inspections, and a number of other programs where his knowledge and devotion to the field made him a standout in the state of Texas.
    All of the Wichita county high schools are preparing to take the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment during October and November of 2011.
    Oil and gas company Topaz Resources Inc (OTC.BB:TOPZ) said on Friday that the company has begun the first phase of its multi well drilling programme on its North Texas shallow oil project located in Wichita County.
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    12 km downstream of the aforementioned beaver, while none were found on three beavers trapped along the Wichita River in Wichita County. Vouchers were deposited at Midwestern State University, Texas A&M University, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada), and the entomological collection at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (assignment of insect accession numbers not practiced by above collections).
    Westar, the largest electric utility in Kansas, is currently also investing in two other wind farms: Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County south of Concordia and Central Plains Wind Farm in Wichita County east of Leoti.
    The contract covers the supply and commissioning of V90-3.0 MW turbines for the Central Plains Wind Farm project in Wichita County in Kansas, USA.
    According to the paper, Boeing, which made the decision to switch to B20 fuel after participating in Wichita County's air quality meetings this past June, has begun using the biodiesel fuel in approximately 75 of its tractor trailers, tow trucks, forklifts, railcar movers and power generators.
    In the brief, which AU filed with three other organizations, Americans United argues that the 78th District Court Judge Keith Nelson of Wichita County erred when he ordered the mother not to take her child to services at the Metropolitan Community Church.

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