Barber County, Kansas

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Barber County
Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum (left) and Carry A. Nation house (right) in Medicine Lodge
Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum (left) and Carry A. Nation house (right) in Medicine Lodge
Map of Kansas highlighting Barber 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: 37°14′N 98°41′W / 37.233°N 98.683°W / 37.233; -98.683
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forThomas W. Barber
SeatMedicine Lodge
Largest cityMedicine Lodge
Area
 • Total1,136 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Land1,134 sq mi (2,940 km2)
 • Water2.1 sq mi (5 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
4,688
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620
Congressional district4th
Websitebarber.ks.gov

Barber County (county code BA) is a county in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 4,861 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Medicine Lodge.[2] Medicine Lodge is also the biggest city in Barber County. It was named after Thomas Barber, an abolitionist who was killed in Douglas County in 1855 during the Wakarusa War.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,136 square miles (2,940 km2). Of that, 1,134 square miles (2,940 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

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

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18802,661
18907,973199.6%
19006,594−17.3%
19109,91650.4%
19209,739−1.8%
193010,1784.5%
19409,073−10.9%
19508,521−6.1%
19608,7132.3%
19707,016−19.5%
19806,548−6.7%
19905,874−10.3%
20005,307−9.7%
20104,861−8.4%
Est. 20164,688[7]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

This county has generally voted Republican in recent elections. The last time a democratic candidate has carried this county was in 1964.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.2% 1,850 12.7% 286 5.2% 116
2012 76.6% 1,772 20.8% 482 2.6% 60
2008 74.5% 1,833 24.3% 598 1.3% 31
2004 74.2% 1,782 24.5% 588 1.4% 33
2000 70.3% 1,755 25.5% 637 4.2% 106
1996 62.2% 1,696 26.8% 730 11.1% 303
1992 42.5% 1,225 26.4% 759 31.1% 897
1988 56.9% 1,539 41.3% 1,118 1.8% 49
1984 71.8% 2,112 27.4% 806 0.8% 22
1980 62.5% 1,872 30.5% 914 7.0% 208
1976 50.4% 1,568 48.1% 1,494 1.5% 47
1972 74.3% 2,308 23.4% 727 2.4% 73
1968 60.6% 2,023 30.7% 1,027 8.7% 291
1964 48.5% 1,758 50.9% 1,845 0.6% 21
1960 66.5% 2,703 33.1% 1,347 0.4% 16
1956 68.3% 2,698 31.4% 1,241 0.3% 10
1952 74.1% 3,071 24.8% 1,028 1.1% 46
1948 50.9% 2,013 47.8% 1,891 1.2% 49
1944 58.3% 2,140 40.9% 1,501 0.8% 31
1940 52.8% 2,389 45.9% 2,074 1.3% 58
1936 39.4% 1,816 60.2% 2,774 0.4% 18
1932 40.9% 1,671 56.8% 2,321 2.4% 96
1928 76.4% 2,984 22.3% 871 1.3% 49
1924 58.3% 2,218 23.9% 909 17.9% 681
1920 66.5% 2,400 30.4% 1,098 3.2% 114
1916 41.0% 1,632 51.7% 2,061 7.3% 290
1912 12.7% 295 38.1% 883 49.2% 1,139
1908 53.7% 1,097 42.3% 864 4.0% 81
1904 58.3% 967 34.1% 566 7.6% 126
1900 51.2% 862 46.5% 783 2.4% 40
1896 44.5% 597 54.3% 729 1.3% 17
1892 37.8% 883 62.2% 1,456
1888 48.8% 977 35.5% 710 15.7% 315

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Barber 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 May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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". Archived from the original on 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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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