Harvey County is located in central Kansas. The County Seat is Newton and the largest city is Newton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.harveycounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,820 and the 2010 census population was 34,684. The land area is 539.75 square miles and there are 64.3 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 11.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 89.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $111,600, there are 13,287 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,775, the median household income is $50,287, and 12.8% of the persons in Harvey County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,919. Retail sales (in $1000) were $274,715, and sales per capita were $8,170. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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