Montgomery County, Kansas

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Montgomery County, Kansas
County
Memorial Hall, Independence, KS.jpg
Memorial Hall in Independence
Location within Kansas
Location within Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forRichard Montgomery
SeatIndependence
Largest cityCoffeyville
Area
 • Total651 sq mi (1,686 km2)
 • Land644 sq mi (1,668 km2)
 • Water8.0 sq mi (21 km2), 1.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)32,746
 • Density55/sq mi (21/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsiteMgCountyKS.org

Montgomery County (county code MG) is a county found in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, 35,471 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Independence,[2] and its most populous city is Coffeyville.

History[change | change source]

Montgomery County was created on February 26, 1867.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 651 square miles (1,690 km2). Of that 644 square miles (1,670 km2) is land and 8.0 square miles (21 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3] The lowest point in the state of Kansas is on the Verdigris River in Cherokee Township in Montgomery County (just southeast of Coffeyville), where it flows out of Kansas and into Oklahoma. Western portions of the county contain parts of the northern Cross Timbers eco-region, which separates the forested eastern portion of the United States with the Plains.[4]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18707,564
188018,213140.8%
189023,10426.9%
190029,03925.7%
191049,47470.4%
192049,6450.3%
193051,4113.6%
194049,729−3.3%
195046,487−6.5%
196045,007−3.2%
197039,949−11.2%
198042,2815.8%
199038,816−8.2%
200036,252−6.6%
201035,471−2.2%
Est. 201632,746[5]−9.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

The Coffeyville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Montgomery County.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges and universities[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Montgomery County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Ghost towns[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Montgomery County is divided into twelve townships. The cities of Caney, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, and Independence are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Caney 10400 1,244 7 (18) 176 (68) 1 (0) 0.30% 37°3′44″N 95°54′12″W / 37.06222°N 95.90333°W / 37.06222; -95.90333
Cherokee 12850 541 5 (14) 100 (39) 0 (0) 0% 37°3′40″N 95°34′50″W / 37.06111°N 95.58056°W / 37.06111; -95.58056
Cherry 12875 517 5 (13) 103 (40) 0 (0) 0.10% 37°19′12″N 95°33′57″W / 37.32000°N 95.56583°W / 37.32000; -95.56583
Drum Creek 18700 537 6 (15) 92 (35) 0 (0) 0.15% 37°13′31″N 95°36′17″W / 37.22528°N 95.60472°W / 37.22528; -95.60472
Fawn Creek 23325 2,036 11 (30) 179 (69) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°3′22″N 95°44′7″W / 37.05611°N 95.73528°W / 37.05611; -95.73528
Independence 33900 2,342 14 (37) 163 (63) 5 (2) 2.85% 37°11′22″N 95°44′31″W / 37.18944°N 95.74194°W / 37.18944; -95.74194
Liberty 40275 473 4 (11) 113 (44) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°9′32″N 95°35′59″W / 37.15889°N 95.59972°W / 37.15889; -95.59972
Louisburg 42900 629 3 (9) 185 (71) 1 (1) 0.75% 37°18′25″N 95°53′56″W / 37.30694°N 95.89889°W / 37.30694; -95.89889
Parker 54525 1,212 18 (47) 66 (26) 0 (0) 0.37% 37°3′19″N 95°37′55″W / 37.05528°N 95.63194°W / 37.05528; -95.63194
Rutland 61925 302 2 (4) 185 (71) 2 (1) 0.86% 37°11′25″N 95°52′59″W / 37.19028°N 95.88306°W / 37.19028; -95.88306
Sycamore 69750 835 5 (13) 169 (65) 7 (3) 3.86% 37°18′28″N 95°44′53″W / 37.30778°N 95.74806°W / 37.30778; -95.74806
West Cherry 76825 239 2 (6) 102 (39) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°18′29″N 95°38′54″W / 37.30806°N 95.64833°W / 37.30806; -95.64833
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02.

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/student/holoubek1/report.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.

Further reading[change | change source]

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