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The 2000 Census showed that Phillips County had a population of 6,001 people. This represented 0.22% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 64th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Phillips had a population of 5,272 people. This is a decrease of 12.15% since the 2000 Census.

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
20105,642-5.98%+7.02% since 2009
20095,272-12.15%-0.19% since 2008
20085,282-11.98%-0.62% since 2007
20075,315-11.43%-0.37% since 2006
20065,335-11.1%-1.91% since 2005
20055,439-9.37%-2.6% since 2004
20045,584-6.95%-0.75% since 2003
20035,626-6.25%-2.17% since 2002
20025,751-4.17%-1.86% since 2001
20015,860-2.35%-2.35% since 2000
20006,001The Last Census

Phillips County had 3,088 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Phillips County has a total area<3> of 894 square miles [2,317 km²]. Of this total, 886 square miles [2,295 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (8.58 square miles [22.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Phillips County had a population density of 6.77 people per square mile [2.61 people/km²], making it the state's 70th most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Phillips County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Phillips and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Phillips County QuickFact (QF-20147).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Phillips County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Phillips County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
GrahamQF-20065   SW2,4352,946-17.35%
NortonQF-20137   W5,3305,953-10.47%
RooksQF-20163   S4,9845,685-12.33%
SmithQF-20183   E3,7534,536-17.26%
Franklin (NE)QF-31061   NE3,0893,574-13.57%
Harlan (NE)QF-31083   N3,2343,786-14.58%

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Phillips. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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