Barton County is located in central Kansas. The County Seat is Great Bend and the largest city is Great Bend. The Official Web Site is located at http://bartoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 27,385 and the 2010 census population was 27,674. The land area is 895.40 square miles and there are 30.9 persons per square mile.
95.4% of the population is White, 1.8% is Black or African American, 14.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 86% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,300, there are 11,491 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,800, the median household income is $44,981, and 13.9% of the persons in Barton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,046. Retail sales (in $1000) were $339,355, and sales per capita were $12,254. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.8%.
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