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Lakin is a township in Barton County, in the Great Bend metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Lakin. For links to other places called Lakin, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lakin is 38.391N. The longitude is -98.572W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,791 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 299.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67526 ZIP code.
49% of Lakin residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakin was $19,142, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Lakin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lakin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $125. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $588.
Barton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakin political report.
The average commute time for Lakin workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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