Kiowa County, Kansas

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Kiowa County (standard abbreviation: KW) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,278. The largest city and county seat is Greensburg.

The county, particularly Greensburg, was devastated by an EF5 tornado on May 4, 2007.


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, Kiowa County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,872 km²), of which, 722 square miles (1,871 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.03%) is water.

Kiowa County has a large number of iron-rich meteorites in its soil due to the Brenham meteor fall over 10 thousand years ago.

Adjacent counties


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,278 people, 1,365 households, and 924 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,643 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.19% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.98% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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