Profile for Holton, Kansas, KS
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"Brome Grass Capital"
Holton is a city in Jackson County, in the Topeka metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Edward D. Holton, a Milwaukee merchant who helped Wisconsin families moving here.
The latitude of Holton is 39.465N. The longitude is -95.736W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,093 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,341.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Holton demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Glory Days Festival - May 26, 2007
- Bluegrass Festival - June 7-10, 2007
- July Jubilee - July 7, 2007
- Jackson County Fair - July 23-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Holton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Banner Creek Reservoir, Nebo State Park, Prairie Lake, Rafters Park
Historic sites and museums: Jackson County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
28% of Holton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Holton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Holton was $17,459, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Holton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Holton festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Jackson County Fair - J
- Bluegrass Festival - J
- Glory Days Festival - M
- July Jubilee - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Holton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.
Libraries in Holton include Beck-Bookman Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Holton include Holton Recorder
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Holton political report.
The average commute time for Holton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Holton include Parsonage Guesthouse B&B, Super 8.
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