Counties in Kansas

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Kansas has 105 counties.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Kansas consists of:

  • 626 city governments.
  • 1268 town governments.
  • 103 county governments.
  • In addition, there are 1,503 special districts and 306 independent school districts.[2]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Kansas

The local units of government in Kansas that make the initiative process available are:

  • Cities: all 626 of which have ordinance initiative and charter ordinance referendum.
  • Counties: all 103 of which have referendum for charter resolutions.

Kansas county website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Kansas county websites

As of 2009, "F" was the average transparency grade for Kansas county websites. As of 2012, "B+" was the average transparency grade for the state's five largest counties.

Counties

County County seat
Allen Iola, Kansas
Anderson Garnett, Kansas
Atchison Atchison, Kansas
Barber Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Barton Great Bend, Kansas
Bourbon Fort Scott, Kansas
Brown Hiawatha, Kansas
Butler El Dorado, Kansas
Chase Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Chautauqua Sedan, Kansas
Cherokee Columbus, Kansas
Cheyenne St. Francis, Kansas
Clark Ashland, Kansas
Clay Clay Center, Kansas
Cloud Concordia, Kansas
Coffey Burlington, Kansas
Comanche Coldwater, Kansas
Cowley Winfield, Kansas
Crawford Girard, Kansas
Decatur Oberlin, Kansas
Dickinson Abilene, Kansas
Doniphan Troy, Kansas
Douglas Lawrence, Kansas
Edwards Kinsley, Kansas
Elk Howard, Kansas
Ellis Hays, Kansas
Ellsworth Ellsworth, Kansas
Finney Garden City, Kansas
Ford Dodge City, Kansas
Franklin Ottawa, Kansas
Geary Junction City, Kansas
Gove Gove, Kansas
Graham Hill City, Kansas
Grant Ulysses, Kansas
Gray Cimarron, Kansas
Greeley Tribune, Kansas
Greenwood Eureka, Kansas
Hamilton Syracuse, Kansas
Harper Anthony, Kansas
Harvey Newton, Kansas
Haskell Sublette, Kansas
Hodgeman Jetmore, Kansas
Jackson Holton, Kansas
Jefferson Oskaloosa, Kansas
Jewell Mankato, Kansas
Johnson Olathe, Kansas
Kearny Lakin, Kansas
Kingman Kingman, Kansas
Kiowa Greensburg, Kansas
Labette Oswego, Kansas
Lane Dighton, Kansas
Leavenworth Leavenworth, Kansas
Lincoln Lincoln, Kansas
Linn Mound City, Kansas
Logan Oakley, Kansas
Lyon Emporia, Kansas
Marion Marion, Kansas
Marshall Marysville, Kansas
McPherson McPherson, Kansas
Meade Meade, Kansas
Miami Paola, Kansas
Mitchell Beloit, Kansas
Montgomery Independence, Kansas
Morris Council Grove, Kansas
Morton Elkhart, Kansas
Nemaha Seneca, Kansas
Neosho Erie, Kansas
Ness Ness City, Kansas
Norton Norton, Kansas
Osage Lyndon, Kansas
Osborne Osborne, Kansas
Ottawa Minneapolis, Kansas
Pawnee Larned, Kansas
Phillips Phillipsburg, Kansas
Pottawatomie Westmoreland, Kansas
Pratt Pratt, Kansas
Rawlins Atwood, Kansas
Reno Hutchinson, Kansas
Republic Belleville, Kansas
Rice Lyons, Kansas
Riley Manhattan, Kansas
Rooks Stockton, Kansas
Rush LaCrosse, Kansas
Russell Russell, Kansas
Saline Salina, Kansas
Scott Scott City, Kansas
Sedgwick Wichita, Kansas
Seward Liberal, Kansas
Shawnee Topeka, Kansas
Sheridan Hoxie, Kansas
Sherman Goodland, Kansas
Smith Smith Center, Kansas
Stafford St. John, Kansas
Stanton Johnson City, Kansas
Stevens Hugoton, Kansas
Sumner Wellington, Kansas
Thomas Colby, Kansas
Trego WaKeeney, Kansas
Wabaunsee Alma, Kansas
Wallace Sharon Springs, Kansas
Washington Washington, Kansas
Wichita Leoti, Kansas
Wilson Fredonia, Kansas
Woodson Yates Center, Kansas
Wyandotte Kansas City, Kansas

References

  1. http://www.skyways.org/counties/ Blue Skyways, a service of the State Library of Kansas "Counties," accessed September 4, 2013
  2. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 study of local governments