Butler County, Kansas

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Butler County
Butler County Courthouse in El Dorado
Map of Kansas highlighting Butler 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°47′N 96°50′W / 37.783°N 96.833°W / 37.783; -96.833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forAndrew Pickens Butler
SeatEl Dorado
Largest cityEl Dorado
Area
 • Total1,447 sq mi (3,750 km2)
 • Land1,430 sq mi (3,700 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
67,025
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code316
Congressional district4th
Websitebucoks.com

Butler County (county code BU) is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 65,880 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is El Dorado. El Dorado is also the biggest city in Butler County.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has an area of 1,447 square miles (3,750 km2). Of that, 1,430 square miles (3,700 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.2%) is water.[3] It is the biggest county by size in Kansas.

Major highways[change | change source]

Sources: National Atlas,[4] U.S. Census Bureau[5]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860437
18703,035594.5%
188018,586512.4%
189024,05529.4%
190023,363−2.9%
191023,059−1.3%
192043,84290.1%
193035,904−18.1%
194032,013−10.8%
195031,001−3.2%
196038,39523.9%
197038,6580.7%
198044,78215.8%
199050,58012.9%
200059,48217.6%
201065,88010.8%
Est. 201667,025[6]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

Butler County is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.0% 19,073 23.8% 6,573 7.3% 2,011
2012 69.6% 18,157 27.9% 7,282 2.5% 646
2008 65.1% 18,155 32.9% 9,159 2.0% 559
2004 70.2% 18,438 28.5% 7,495 1.3% 347
2000 63.7% 13,377 32.2% 6,755 4.2% 870
1996 58.7% 13,979 30.6% 7,294 10.7% 2,543
1992 38.8% 9,166 29.8% 7,029 31.5% 7,434
1988 57.6% 10,976 40.4% 7,690 2.1% 390
1984 66.3% 12,976 32.6% 6,371 1.1% 217
1980 55.3% 10,210 37.3% 6,875 7.4% 1,368
1976 48.5% 8,390 49.3% 8,540 2.2% 386
1972 67.4% 11,045 28.5% 4,669 4.1% 675
1968 50.8% 7,893 38.3% 5,952 10.9% 1,696
1964 41.0% 6,364 58.3% 9,061 0.7% 107
1960 58.4% 10,059 41.3% 7,112 0.4% 61
1956 60.7% 9,591 39.0% 6,158 0.3% 45
1952 65.0% 10,179 34.2% 5,359 0.7% 113
1948 50.6% 6,551 48.4% 6,269 1.0% 132
1944 53.5% 7,064 46.1% 6,084 0.4% 55
1940 49.6% 7,619 49.6% 7,615 0.8% 126
1936 40.0% 6,204 59.8% 9,283 0.2% 27
1932 43.7% 6,116 53.2% 7,447 3.1% 431
1928 79.4% 10,168 19.8% 2,533 0.8% 101
1924 57.9% 7,367 28.6% 3,642 13.4% 1,707
1920 60.6% 6,821 36.5% 4,112 2.9% 331
1916 43.2% 3,614 50.7% 4,248 6.1% 511
1912 18.3% 971 37.8% 2,005 43.9% 2,330
1908 54.0% 3,049 40.5% 2,290 5.5% 310
1904 61.9% 3,306 28.8% 1,540 9.3% 495
1900 50.6% 2,947 47.3% 2,752 2.1% 120
1896 44.9% 2,414 54.4% 2,926 0.7% 35
1892 48.6% 2,650 51.4% 2,800
1888 55.4% 3,172 28.2% 1,616 16.4% 942

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Butler 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. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "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)
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "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)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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