Neosho County is located in southeast Kansas. The County Seat is Erie and the largest city is Chanute. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.neoshocountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,416 and the 2010 census population was 16,512. The land area is 571.47 square miles and there are 28.9 persons per square mile.
94.8% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 4.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $68,900, there are 6,508 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,163, the median household income is $42,071, and 20.7% of the persons in Neosho County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,663. Retail sales (in $1000) were $199,840, and sales per capita were $12,360. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 16.6%.
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