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

The community of Howard is the Seat for Elk County.

Elk County was founded March 25, 1875 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Elk had a population of 3,001 people. This is a decrease of 7.97% since the last Census (which gave a population of 3,261 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Elk represented 0.12% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 89th 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
20102,882-11.62%-3.97% since 2009
20093,001-7.97%-0.3% since 2008
20083,010-7.7%+0.87% since 2007
20003,261The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Howard   7468087.67% decrease  
Moline   4194578.32% decrease  
Longton   3623948.12% decrease  
Grenola   2122318.23% decrease  
Elk Falls   1031128.04% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<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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