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The 2000 Census showed that Seward County had a population of 22,510 people. This represented 0.84% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Seward had a population of 23,013 people. This is an increase of 2.23% 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
201022,952+1.96%-0.27% since 2009
200923,013+2.23%+1.17% since 2008
200822,747+1.05%+0.49% since 2007
200722,637+0.56%+1.08% since 2006
200622,396-0.51%-0.24% since 2005
200522,449-0.27%-0.77% since 2004
200422,623+0.5%-0.29% since 2003
200222,702+0.85%+0.82% since 2001
200022,510The Last Census

Seward County had 8,027 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Seward County has a total area<3> of 640 square miles [1,658 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.99 square miles [2.56 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Seward County had a population density of 35.2 people per square mile [13.59 people/km²], making it the state's 20th 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 Seward County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Seward and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Seward County QuickFact (QF-20175).

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
HaskellQF-20081   N4,0064,307-6.99%
MeadeQF-20119   E4,4074,631-4.84%
StevensQF-20189   W5,1295,463-6.11%
Beaver (OK)QF-40007   SE5,2705,857-10.02%
Texas (OK)QF-40139   SW21,13520,1075.11%

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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 Seward. 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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