Hamilton County, Kansas

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Hamilton County (county code HM) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,594 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Syracuse.[2]

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Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Hamilton County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 998 square miles (2,584.8 km2), of which 996 square miles (2,579.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2), or 0.11%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Hamilton County's population was estimated to be 2,594 in the year 2006, a decrease of 66, or -2.5%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 2,670 people, 1,054 households, and 715 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.65% White, 0.56% Asian, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 15.13% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.60% of the population.

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