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The 2000 Census showed that Rooks County had a population of 5,685 people. This represented 0.21% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 68th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Rooks had a population of 4,984 people. This is a decrease of 12.33% 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
20105,181-8.87%+3.95% since 2009
20094,984-12.33%-2.04% since 2008
20085,088-10.5%-0.9% since 2007
20075,134-9.69%-1.23% since 2006
20065,198-8.57%-1.03% since 2005
20055,252-7.62%-1.39% since 2004
20045,326-6.31%-0.97% since 2003
20035,378-5.4%-1.36% since 2002
20025,452-4.1%-1.71% since 2001
20015,547-2.43%-2.43% since 2000
20005,685The Last Census

Rooks County had 2,758 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Rooks County has a total area<3> of 895 square miles [2,318 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (7.02 square miles [18.17 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Rooks County had a population density of 6.4 people per square mile [2.47 people/km²], making it the state's 69th 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 Rooks County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Rooks and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Rooks County QuickFact (QF-20163).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
EllisQF-20051   S27,73927,5070.84%
GrahamQF-20065   W2,4352,946-17.35%
OsborneQF-20141   E3,8494,452-13.54%
PhillipsQF-20147   N5,2726,001-12.15%
RussellQF-20167   SE6,5967,370-10.5%
SmithQF-20183   NE3,7534,536-17.26%
TregoQF-20195   SW2,9203,319-12.02%

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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 Rooks. 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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