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

The community of Fort Scott is the Seat for Bourbon County.

Bourbon County is one of the original counties of Kansas and was founded August 25, 1855.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bourbon had a population of 14,884 people. This is a decrease of 3.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,379 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bourbon represented 0.57% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 34th 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
201015,173-1.34%+1.94% since 2009
200814,880-3.24%+0.4% since 2007
200015,379The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Scott   7,9388,2974.33% decrease  
Bronson   3383462.31% decrease  
Uniontown   2772883.82% decrease  
Fulton   1801842.17% decrease  
Redfield   1371402.14% decrease  

Websites for Bourbon County

Official Website:   www.bourboncountyks.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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