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Lakin is a city in Kearny County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for David Long Lakin, railroad official
[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 37.940N. The longitude is -101.254W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,002 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,343.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kearny 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 67860 ZIP code.
26% of Lakin residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $15,531, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% 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 $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $776.
Libraries in Lakin include Kearny County Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Lakin include KSWK.
Kearny 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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