Dickinson County, Kansas

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Dickinson County (county code DK) is a county located in Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 19,322 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Abilene.[2] It was named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson.

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Law and government

Dickinson County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 852 square miles (2,206.7 km2), of which 848 square miles (2,196.3 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2), or 0.49%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Dickinson County's population was estimated to be 19,322 in the year 2006, a decrease of 51, or -0.3%, over the previous six years.[1]

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