Bourbon County is located in southeast Kansas. The County Seat is Fort Scott and the largest city is Fort Scott. The Official Web Site is located at http://bourboncountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,772 and the 2010 census population was 15,173. The land area is 635.47 square miles and there are 23.9 persons per square mile.
92.8% of the population is White, 3.2% is Black or African American, 2.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 87.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 22% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,400, there are 5,636 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,340, the median household income is $39,591, and 19.3% of the persons in Bourbon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,507. Retail sales (in $1000) were $120,585, and sales per capita were $8,136. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.4%.
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