Phillips County, Kansas

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Phillips County (standard abbreviation: PL) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,001. The largest city and county seat is Phillipsburg.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 895 square miles (2,318 km²), of which, 886 square miles (2,295 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (22 km²) of it (0.96%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,001 people, 2,496 households, and 1,722 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,088 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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