Thomas County, Kansas

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Thomas County (standard abbreviation: TH) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 8,180. Its county seat is Colby.[1]

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Law and government

Thomas 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.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,075 square miles (2,784 km²), of which, 1,075 square miles (2,784 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,180 people, 3,226 households, and 2,125 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,562 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.14% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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