Elk County is located in southwest Kansas. The County Seat is Howard and the largest city is Howard. The Official Web Site is located at http://elkcountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 2,694 and the 2010 census population was 2,882. The land area is 644.27 square miles and there are 4.5 persons per square mile.
95.1% of the population is White, 0.1% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.9% is two or more races. 89.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 18% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $52,100, there are 1,271 households, an average of 2.14 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,322, the median household income is $34,089, and 18.5% of the persons in Elk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 443. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,998, and sales per capita were $2,680.
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