Anderson County is located in east central Kansas. The County Seat is Garnett and the largest city is Garnett. The Official Web Site is located at http://andersoncountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,883 and the 2010 census population was 8,102. The land area is 579.65 square miles and there are 14 persons per square mile.
96.4% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 87.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 19% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,300, there are 3,308 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,139, the median household income is $41,713, and 12.8% of the persons in Anderson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,003. Retail sales (in $1000) were $87,242, and sales per capita were $11,102. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 15.3%.
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