Anderson County, Kansas

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Anderson County
Anderson County Courthouse in Garnett
Anderson County Courthouse in Garnett
Map of Kansas highlighting Anderson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°12′N 95°17′W / 38.200°N 95.283°W / 38.200; -95.283
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forJoseph C. Anderson
SeatGarnett
Largest cityGarnett
Area
 • Total584 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Land580 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
7,827
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code785
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteAndersonCountyKS.org

Anderson County (county code AN) is a county in East Central Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2010, 8,102 lived there.[1] Its county seat is Garnett. Garnett is also the biggest city in Anderson County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1855, Anderson County was created. It was named after Joseph C. Anderson.

In 1887, the first photograph of a tornado was taken in Anderson county.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 584 square miles (1,510 km2). Of that, 580 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 4.1 square miles (11 km2) (0.7%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

Sources: National Atlas,[5] U.S. Census Bureau[6]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,400
18705,220117.5%
18809,05773.5%
189014,20356.8%
190013,938−1.9%
191013,829−0.8%
192012,986−6.1%
193013,3552.8%
194011,658−12.7%
195010,267−11.9%
19609,035−12.0%
19708,501−5.9%
19808,7492.9%
19907,803−10.8%
20008,1103.9%
20108,102−0.1%
Est. 20167,827[7]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.7% 2,435 20.1% 672 7.3% 243
2012 68.7% 2,276 28.5% 944 2.9% 95
2008 65.1% 2,362 32.4% 1,175 2.5% 89
2004 64.7% 2,500 33.5% 1,295 1.8% 68
2000 57.0% 1,984 38.2% 1,327 4.8% 167
1996 46.7% 1,636 39.0% 1,367 14.4% 503
1992 33.0% 1,218 32.0% 1,178 35.0% 1,291
1988 54.3% 1,781 44.7% 1,466 1.1% 36
1984 67.1% 2,462 31.5% 1,155 1.4% 50
1980 62.6% 2,363 31.0% 1,170 6.4% 240
1976 48.7% 1,872 49.1% 1,886 2.2% 86
1972 70.9% 2,718 27.0% 1,035 2.2% 83
1968 56.8% 2,168 32.6% 1,242 10.6% 404
1964 44.8% 1,692 54.4% 2,058 0.8% 30
1960 62.4% 2,665 37.2% 1,589 0.5% 20
1956 69.0% 3,080 30.7% 1,369 0.3% 14
1952 73.2% 3,672 26.6% 1,333 0.3% 13
1948 56.9% 2,787 42.3% 2,071 0.9% 44
1944 64.9% 3,060 35.0% 1,649 0.2% 7
1940 64.4% 3,886 35.0% 2,114 0.6% 33
1936 54.6% 3,452 43.8% 2,767 1.6% 99
1932 39.6% 2,408 58.9% 3,580 1.5% 88
1928 64.9% 3,562 34.2% 1,874 0.9% 49
1924 61.0% 3,101 27.9% 1,421 11.1% 563
1920 62.8% 3,068 35.0% 1,708 2.2% 108
1916 44.0% 2,386 50.5% 2,739 5.6% 304
1912 19.9% 618 43.9% 1,365 36.2% 1,125
1908 51.3% 1,722 45.0% 1,512 3.8% 126
1904 58.3% 1,891 32.1% 1,043 9.6% 312
1900 50.4% 1,846 48.0% 1,757 1.6% 60
1896 47.6% 1,780 50.5% 1,890 1.9% 72
1892 51.1% 1,638 48.9% 1,570
1888 55.1% 1,843 28.7% 960 16.2% 540

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Anderson County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. https://mymodernmet.com/first-photograph-photography-history/
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  10. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  11. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  12. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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