Chautauqua County, Kansas

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Chautauqua County
Downtown Sedan, Kansas.
Downtown Sedan, Kansas.
Map of Kansas highlighting Chautauqua 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°09′N 96°14′W / 37.150°N 96.233°W / 37.150; -96.233
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 25, 1875
Named forChautauqua County, New York
SeatSedan
Largest citySedan
Area
 • Total645 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land639 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,374
 • Density5.7/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620
Congressional district4th
Websitechautauquacountyks.com

Chautauqua County (county code CQ) is a county in Southeast Kansas. In 2010, 3,669 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Sedan. Sedan is also the biggest city in Chautauqua County.[2] Chautauqua County is named after Chautauqua County, New York, where Edward Jaquins was born. Jaquins was a Kansas politician who was important in getting the county created.[3]

History[change | change source]

Chautauqua County was created by an act of the Kansas legislature on June 1, 1875. They divided Howard County into Elk County (the northern half) and Chautauqua County (the southern half). At the time of its creation, about 7,400 people lived there.[source?]

The first white settlers in the area that became Chautauqua County came in July 1868.[source?]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670 km2). Of that, 639 square miles (1,660 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.9%) 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.
188011,072
189012,29711.1%
190011,804−4.0%
191011,429−3.2%
192011,5981.5%
193010,352−10.7%
19409,233−10.8%
19507,376−20.1%
19605,956−19.3%
19704,642−22.1%
19805,0168.1%
19904,407−12.1%
20004,359−1.1%
20103,669−15.8%
Est. 20163,374[7]−8.0%
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 election results
Presidential election results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.5% 1,236 13.3% 197 3.2% 48
2012 80.0% 1,304 17.2% 280 2.8% 46
2008 76.6% 1,418 21.7% 401 1.8% 33
2004 78.0% 1,529 20.6% 404 1.4% 27
2000 71.7% 1,347 23.6% 443 4.8% 90
1996 58.3% 1,142 29.0% 568 12.8% 250
1992 41.2% 853 28.9% 598 30.0% 622
1988 64.5% 1,247 34.2% 661 1.3% 26
1984 76.6% 1,688 22.5% 497 0.9% 20
1980 71.6% 1,566 24.8% 543 3.6% 78
1976 55.8% 1,159 41.7% 866 2.6% 53
1972 78.0% 1,546 19.1% 378 2.9% 58
1968 65.5% 1,537 20.4% 478 14.1% 331
1964 55.4% 1,463 44.1% 1,163 0.5% 14
1960 70.5% 2,160 28.9% 885 0.6% 17
1956 70.9% 2,180 28.8% 887 0.3% 10
1952 74.8% 2,542 24.6% 837 0.6% 21
1948 59.3% 1,925 38.9% 1,261 1.8% 58
1944 67.4% 2,305 32.3% 1,106 0.3% 10
1940 62.7% 2,888 36.5% 1,679 0.9% 39
1936 54.5% 2,506 45.2% 2,080 0.3% 13
1932 43.4% 1,893 51.9% 2,263 4.7% 204
1928 76.0% 3,303 21.7% 944 2.3% 101
1924 60.0% 2,439 26.7% 1,087 13.3% 540
1920 68.6% 2,539 25.3% 936 6.1% 227
1916 49.7% 2,085 41.4% 1,737 8.9% 374
1912 31.4% 818 28.8% 752 39.8% 1,039[a]
1908 60.2% 1,689 34.1% 958 5.7% 159
1904 67.5% 2,033 22.6% 681 9.9% 299
1900 55.5% 1,618 43.9% 1,280 0.7% 19
1896 50.9% 1,359 48.5% 1,293 0.6% 17
1892 52.0% 1,408 48.0% 1,298
1888 57.6% 1,590 25.1% 694 17.3% 478

Chautauqua is a very Republican county. The only Republican to ever lose the county has been Herbert Hoover in 1932. Other than the never-Democratic, historically Yankee Doniphan County, Chautauqua County was the only Kansas county to give incumbent President William Howard Taft a plurality in 1912. The last Democrat to win thirty percent of the county’s vote was Michael Dukakis in 1988. In 2016 Hillary Clinton won only thirteen percent.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Chautauqua 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 22, 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. "Chautauqua County, Kansas". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  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 22, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  10. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  11. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  12. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. Comprising 762 votes for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 277 for Socialist Eugene Debs.

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