Washington County, Kansas

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Washington County (standard abbreviation: WS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,483. Its county seat and largest town is the city of Washington.[1]

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Law and government

Washington 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 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which, 898 square miles (2,327 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties bordering eight counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,483 people, 2,673 households, and 1,780 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,142 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.90% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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