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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
www.co.wichita.tx.us

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 ungrazed site (approximately 16 ha) is located 3.7 km W of the junction of FM 2345 and FM 368, Wichita County, Texas (property entrance Lat: 34.06475002 Long: 98.71983118).
    Sincere thanks are owed to Ernest, Oscar and Edith Goetze for access to the study sites located in Wichita County, Texas. We also thank Mike Miller of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Roger Wittie in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Tarleton State University who provided field equipment and technical advice.
    Assessment of temporal distribution of the frequency of occurrence of tail-tip albinism was restricted to a large series of Chaetodipus hispidus from the collections of Midwestern State University from Wichita County, Texas, dating from 1952 to 1992.
    - Chronological incidence of tail-tip albinism among 116 specimens of Chaetodipus hispidus from Wichita County, Texas. Five time intervals since 1952 from which specimens were recorded each year are punctuated by periods when no specimens were collected
    Abstract.--Investigations of vegetation in Wichita County, Texas indicate that changes in patterns of grazing and the introduction of non-native plant species may affect populations of the Texas kangaroo rat.
    Habitat attributes and population size of Texas kangaroo rats on an intensely grazed pasture in Wichita County, Texas. The Texas J.
    The 15 ha study site is located in Wichita County, Texas, 3 km N Buffalo Creek Reservoir and was previously described by Goetze et al.
    Based on data from fieldwork in Wichita County on a privately owned ranch located in the Rolling Plains region of Texas, thirty-nine species of flowering plants in 23 families are reported as new distribution and occurrence records for Wichita County, Texas. Twenty-one of these species represent major range extensions for the species in Texas.
    Plants were collected in Wichita County, Texas, mostly from a site 3 km N of Buffalo Creek Reservoir previously described by Stangl et al.
    The study site, located in Wichita County, Texas, 3 km N Lake Buffalo Creek Reservoir (location in decimal degrees; 34.02653 N, 98.75991 W), was previously described by Stangl et al.
    elator in Wichita County, Texas. Persistant and long-term success of these populations is attributed to certain land-use practices that can readily be applied to otherwise suitable habitat elsewhere, and may have important management implications for any future attempts to conserve the species.

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