Atchison County, Kansas
Atchison County Courthouse in Atchison
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||August 25, 1855[source?]|
|Named for||David Rice Atchison|
|• Total||434 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Land||431 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Water||2.6 sq mi (7 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||39/sq mi (15/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Atchison County (county code AT) is a county in northeastern Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2010, 16,924 people lived there. Its county seat is Atchison. Atchison is also the biggest city in the count. The county is named after David Rice Atchison, a United States Senator from Missouri.
Geography[change | change source]
The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,120 km2). Of that, 431 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.6%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county by area in Kansas.
Major highways[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
Atchison County has been a swing county for most of its history. It has had multiple extended streaks of being a bellwether county, the first running from 1896 to 1936. After voting more Republican than the nation in the 1940s & voting for losing candidate Richard Nixon in 1960, another bellwether streak ran from 1964 to 2004. Since then, the county has become significantly more Republican, with Barack Obama failing to win the county in both of his victories & Hillary Clinton losing it by over 30 percent to Donald Trump in 2016.
Education[change | change source]
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Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Profile for Atchison County, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
More reading[change | change source]
- Standard Atlas of Atchison County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 40 pages; 1903.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Atchison County, Kansas.|
- Official sites
- Atchison County - Official
- Atchison County - Directory of Public Officials
- Atchison County - Chamber of Commerce