Cheyenne County, Kansas

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Cheyenne County
Cheyenne County Courthouse in St. Francis
Map of Kansas highlighting Cheyenne 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: 39°48′N 101°48′W / 39.800°N 101.800°W / 39.800; -101.800
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forCheyenne Native Americans
SeatSt. Francis
Largest citySt. Francis
Area
 • Total1,021 sq mi (2,640 km2)
 • Land1,020 sq mi (2,600 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,661
 • Density2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code785
Congressional district1st
Websitecncoks.us

Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county in the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,726 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is St. Francis. St. Francis is also the biggest city in Cheyenne County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1873, Cheyenne County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,021 square miles (2,640 km2). Of that, 1,020 square miles (2,600 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3]

Major highways[change | change source]

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

Time Zones[change | change source]

The county is in the Central Time zone, but is bordered by the Mountain Time Zone in three directions; it is the only county in the United States to be like this. Dundy County, Nebraska to the north, Yuma County, Colorado and Kit Carson County, Colorado to the west, and Sherman County to the south are all in the Mountain Time Zone. Because of this, Rawlins County is Cheyenne County's only neighbor to also practice Central Time.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188037
18904,40111,794.6%
19002,640−40.0%
19104,24860.9%
19205,58731.5%
19306,94824.4%
19406,221−10.5%
19505,668−8.9%
19604,708−16.9%
19704,256−9.6%
19803,678−13.6%
19903,243−11.8%
20003,165−2.4%
20102,726−13.9%
Est. 20162,661[6]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Cheyenne County is very Republican. Only four Republican presidential candidates since 1888 have lost the county.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.4% 1,173 12.9% 181 3.8% 53
2012 81.3% 1,159 16.3% 233 2.4% 34
2008 76.6% 1,148 21.6% 323 1.8% 27
2004 80.0% 1,353 18.9% 320 1.1% 19
2000 76.0% 1,312 20.3% 350 3.8% 65
1996 66.8% 1,211 23.3% 422 9.9% 179
1992 49.2% 863 23.2% 407 27.6% 485
1988 63.4% 1,105 34.1% 594 2.5% 44
1984 79.1% 1,442 19.5% 356 1.4% 26
1980 73.9% 1,330 19.9% 358 6.2% 112
1976 55.8% 1,008 42.0% 758 2.2% 39
1972 75.5% 1,440 20.9% 399 3.6% 68
1968 70.7% 1,423 20.5% 412 8.9% 179
1964 56.2% 1,147 43.4% 886 0.3% 7
1960 71.4% 1,622 28.0% 636 0.6% 13
1956 68.8% 1,479 30.8% 663 0.4% 8
1952 75.6% 1,915 23.6% 597 0.8% 20
1948 53.5% 1,219 42.9% 978 3.6% 81
1944 68.0% 1,610 31.1% 736 0.9% 22
1940 64.1% 1,760 35.4% 971 0.5% 13
1936 42.4% 1,241 57.2% 1,673 0.4% 11
1932 34.6% 979 60.7% 1,716 4.7% 134
1928 69.6% 1,466 27.8% 586 2.6% 54
1924 50.4% 1,119 21.8% 485 27.8% 617
1920 62.4% 1,079 27.2% 471 10.4% 179
1916 31.8% 498 50.2% 787 18.0% 282
1912 15.9% 140 34.1% 301 50.0% 441
1908 54.3% 486 37.9% 339 7.8% 70
1904 72.9% 446 15.7% 96 11.4% 70
1900 54.1% 348 44.5% 286 1.4% 9
1896 49.6% 327 48.8% 322 1.7% 11
1892 50.5% 505 48.6% 486 1.0% 10
1888 63.1% 779 34.0% 420 2.9% 36

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Cheyenne 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 2015-05-09. 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
  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 22, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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