Grant County, Kansas

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Grant County (county code GT) is a county located in southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2006, its population was estimated to be 7,552.[1] Its county seat and only city is Ulysses.[2]

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Law and government

Grant 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.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,489.2 km2), of which 0.03% is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Grant County's population was estimated to be 7,552 in the year 2006, a decrease of 335, or -4.2%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 7,909 people, 2,742 households, and 2,097 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,027 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 77.00% White, 0.86% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.21% Black or African American, 19.46% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.67% of the population.

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