Republic County, Kansas

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Republic County (standard abbreviation: RP) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 5,835. The largest city and county seat is Belleville.

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Law and government

Republic 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.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,866 km²), of which, 716 square miles (1,855 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,835 people, 2,557 households, and 1,685 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,113 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.1% were of German, 13.6% Swedish, 12.4% Czech, 9.2% English, 9.0% Irish and 8.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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