Clark County, Kansas

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Clark County
Stockgrowers State Bank
Map of Kansas highlighting Clark 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 99°50′W / 37.233°N 99.833°W / 37.233; -99.833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forCharles F. Clarke
SeatAshland
Largest cityAshland
Area
 • Total977 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Land975 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water2.6 sq mi (7 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,072
 • Density2.3/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620
Congressional district1st
WebsiteClarkCountyKS.com

Clark County (county code CA) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,215 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Ashland. Ashland is also the biggest city in Clark County.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Rural Clark County

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 977 square miles (2,530 km2). Of that, 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (%) is water.[3]

Major highways[change | change source]

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

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880163
18902,3571,346.0%
19001,701−27.8%
19104,093140.6%
19204,98921.9%
19304,796−3.9%
19404,081−14.9%
19503,946−3.3%
19603,396−13.9%
19702,896−14.7%
19802,599−10.3%
19902,418−7.0%
20002,390−1.2%
20102,215−7.3%
Est. 20162,072[6]−6.5%
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]

Before 1944, Clark County was a swing county. They voted the national winner in every presidential election from 1900 to 1940. From 1944 on, it has become very Republican in presidential elections (except from 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson won).

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.1% 825 11.9% 120 6.0% 60
2012 79.2% 805 17.1% 174 3.7% 38
2008 77.4% 897 21.1% 245 1.5% 17
2004 78.5% 1,014 19.9% 257 1.6% 20
2000 73.4% 926 23.2% 292 3.4% 43
1996 65.0% 855 25.4% 334 9.6% 126
1992 51.5% 676 22.3% 293 26.2% 344
1988 66.6% 876 31.1% 409 2.3% 30
1984 75.4% 1,075 22.7% 324 1.9% 27
1980 63.6% 901 30.4% 430 6.1% 86
1976 51.8% 761 46.3% 680 1.9% 28
1972 76.0% 1,142 20.7% 311 3.3% 49
1968 58.3% 920 28.3% 446 13.5% 213
1964 46.7% 777 52.9% 881 0.4% 7
1960 70.3% 1,286 29.4% 538 0.3% 6
1956 69.8% 1,243 29.7% 529 0.5% 8
1952 73.3% 1,410 24.9% 479 1.8% 35
1948 55.3% 999 43.0% 777 1.7% 31
1944 55.7% 950 43.4% 741 0.9% 15
1940 49.5% 1,072 49.8% 1,079 0.7% 16
1936 38.1% 899 61.8% 1,457 0.1% 2
1932 44.5% 938 54.7% 1,152 0.8% 16
1928 76.4% 1,383 23.2% 419 0.4% 8
1924 59.2% 969 25.0% 410 15.8% 259
1920 58.0% 923 38.3% 610 3.7% 59
1916 34.4% 653 58.0% 1,102 7.6% 144
1912 14.5% 162 43.5% 485 41.9% 467
1908 49.9% 386 45.2% 350 4.9% 38
1904 60.7% 246 32.4% 131 6.9% 28
1900 49.1% 201 48.7% 199 2.2% 9
1896 48.7% 182 51.1% 191 0.3% 1
1892 42.4% 226 57.6% 307
1888 51.3% 473 37.9% 349 10.9% 100

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Clark 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. "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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