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Time Zone: Barton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Great Bend is the Seat for Barton County.

Barton County was founded February 26, 1867.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Barton had a population of 27,464 people. This is a decrease of 2.63% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,205 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Barton represented 1.05% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201027,674-1.88%+0.76% since 2009
200927,464-2.63%-0.15% since 2008
200827,505-2.48%-0.68% since 2007
200028,205The Last Census

More information can be found on the Barton County Census Page for Barton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Barton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Barton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Great Bend   15,65215,3452% increase  
Hoisington   2,7972,9755.98% decrease  
Ellinwood   1,9772,1648.64% decrease  
Claflin   63370510.21% decrease  
Pawnee Rock   3213569.83% decrease  

Websites for Barton County

Official Website:   www.bartoncounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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