Labette County, Kansas

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Labette County (county code LB) is a county located in southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 22,835 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 22,203 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat is Oswego,[2] and its most populous city is Parsons.

The Parsons Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Labette County.

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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.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 653 square miles (1,692 km²), of which 649 square miles (1,680 km²) is land and 4 square miles (12 km²), or 0.69%, is water.[4]

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