Labette County is located in southeast Kansas. The County Seat is Oswego and the largest city is Parsons. The Official Web Site is located at http://labettecounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,960 and the 2010 census population was 21,607. The land area is 645.30 square miles and there are 33.5 persons per square mile.
88.5% of the population is White, 4.5% is Black or African American, 4.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 2.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.1% is two or more races. 89.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $66,100, there are 8,703 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,394, the median household income is $40,916, and 15.3% of the persons in Labette County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,658. Retail sales (in $1000) were $204,285, and sales per capita were $9,305. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.5%.
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