Thomas County is located in northwest Kansas. The County Seat is Colby and the largest city is Colby. The Official Web Site is located at http://thomascountyks.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,891 and the 2010 census population was 7,900. The land area is 1,074.69 square miles and there are 7.4 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 91.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 27.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $97,200, there are 3,120 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,903, the median household income is $48,187, and 11.2% of the persons in Thomas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 997. Retail sales (in $1000) were $159,367, and sales per capita were $21,574. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.2%.
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