Rooks County is located in north-central Kansas. The County Seat is Stockton and the largest city is Plainville. The Official Web Site is located at http://rookscounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,155 and the 2010 census population was 5,181. The land area is 890.53 square miles and there are 5.8 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 91.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $62,500, there are 2,349 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,768, the median household income is $42,449, and 18.3% of the persons in Rooks County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 427. Retail sales (in $1000) were $56,427, and sales per capita were $10,991. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 52.9%.
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