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Sumner County Profile

Sumner County is located in south-central Kansas twenty-three miles south of Wichita and abutting the Oklahoma border. Sumner County is designated within the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area. The County encompasses 1,185 square miles and the population for 2010 was 24,132. The County seat is the City of Wellington with a population of approximately 8,200. The County is home to eleven incorporated communities, they are Argonia, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Conway Springs, Gueda Springs, Hunnewell, Mayfield, Milan, Oxford, South Haven, and Wellington. A portion of the City of Mulvane also lies in Sumner County. There are also a number of smaller communities located within the county that are not incorporated.

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010 1,185
Total Population -- 2011 23,787
Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2011 20
Median Age -- 2010 40.5
Educational Attainment -- 2006-2010 Estimate (Population Age 25+)  
        High School Graduate or Higher 90.7%
        Some College -- No Degree 28.4%
        Associate Degree 7.5%
        Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) -- 2000 23.0
Civilian Labor Force -- December 2009 11,131
        Unemployed 824
        Unemployment Rate 7.4%
Business Establishments -- 2007 563
        Employees 6,405
        Average Annual Pay $29,827
Median Household Income -- 2008 $49,582

Land Area and Median Age -- 2010 Census; Population -- 2011 Census Bureau Estimate; Population Density -- Based on 2010 Land Area and 2011 Population Estimate; Educational Attainment, Average Commute Time and Median Household Income -- 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; Labor Force Data -- Kansas Department of Labor; Business Establishments, Employees, Average Annual Pay -- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

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