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

The community of Stockton is the Seat for Rooks County.

Rooks County was founded February 26, 1867.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rooks had a population of 4,984 people. This is a decrease of 12.33% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,685 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rooks represented 0.21% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 68th 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
20105,181-8.87%+3.95% since 2009
20094,984-12.33%-2.04% since 2008
20085,088-10.5%-0.9% since 2007
20005,685The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Plainville   1,7532,02913.6% decrease  
Stockton   1,3611,55812.64% decrease  
Palco   21024815.32% decrease  
Damar   13815510.97% decrease  
Zurich   11212611.11% decrease  

Websites for Rooks County

Official Website:   www.rookscounty.net/

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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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