Elk County, Kansas

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Elk County (county code EK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 3,077 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Howard.[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, Elk County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 650 square miles (1,683.5 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,675.7 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2), or 0.47%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Elk County's population was estimated to be 3,077 in the year 2006, a decrease of 150, or -4.6%, over the previous six years.[1]

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