Edwards County, Kansas

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Edwards County
Watertower in Kinsely (2009)
Watertower in Kinsely (2009)
Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards 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°53′N 99°16′W / 37.883°N 99.267°W / 37.883; -99.267
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 18, 1874
Named forJohn H. Edwards
SeatKinsley
Largest cityKinsley
Area
 • Total622 sq mi (1,610 km2)
 • Land622 sq mi (1,610 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.01%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,938
 • Density4.9/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620
Congressional district4th
WebsiteEdwardsCounty.org

Edwards County (county code ED) is a county in the U.S. states of Kansas. In 2010, 3,037 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Kinsley. Kinsley is also the biggest city in Edwards County.[2] The county was created in 1874. It was named after W. C. Edwards, of Hutchinson, a pioneer settler, who played an active role in its creation.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 622 square miles (1,610 km2). Of that, 622 square miles (1,610 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water.[4]

Geographic Features[change | change source]

The Arkansas River goes through Edwards County from the southwest corner to the Pawnee County line near U.S. Route 56.

Major highways[change | change source]

Three U.S. Routes go through Edwards County. They all meet in Kinsley. An east-west route, U.S. Route 50 goes around Belpre and Lewis before connecting with westbound U.S. Route 56 in Kinsley. The single road then goes through Offerle and west into Ford County. U.S. Route 183 goes from Kiowa County in the south to Kinsley, where it connects east U.S. 56 as a single highway to Pawnee County. K-19 starts at U.S. Route 50 near Belpre, and goes north into Pawnee County.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18802,409
18903,60049.4%
19003,6822.3%
19107,03391.0%
19207,0570.3%
19307,2953.4%
19406,377−12.6%
19505,936−6.9%
19605,118−13.8%
19704,581−10.5%
19804,271−6.8%
19903,787−11.3%
20003,449−8.9%
20103,037−11.9%
Est. 20162,938[5]−3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.6% 1,037 16.1% 212 5.3% 70
2012 76.5% 1,059 21.5% 298 2.0% 28
2008 73.3% 995 24.5% 333 2.1% 29
2004 72.5% 1,084 25.8% 386 1.7% 26
2000 68.0% 1,062 28.6% 447 3.5% 54
1996 59.9% 1,088 29.7% 539 10.4% 188
1992 40.0% 769 29.5% 567 30.6% 589
1988 53.9% 993 43.0% 792 3.2% 58
1984 67.5% 1,352 30.3% 606 2.2% 44
1980 63.9% 1,409 28.0% 616 8.1% 179
1976 42.5% 1,001 55.3% 1,304 2.2% 52
1972 64.5% 1,534 31.9% 757 3.6% 86
1968 54.9% 1,243 36.8% 832 8.4% 189
1964 39.2% 932 60.0% 1,427 0.8% 18
1960 61.5% 1,588 38.2% 986 0.4% 10
1956 69.9% 1,816 29.7% 771 0.4% 10
1952 76.4% 2,192 22.6% 647 1.1% 30
1948 58.2% 1,627 38.7% 1,083 3.2% 88
1944 65.1% 1,669 34.2% 876 0.7% 19
1940 60.1% 1,886 38.9% 1,219 1.0% 31
1936 41.2% 1,394 58.7% 1,986 0.1% 3
1932 44.4% 1,420 52.9% 1,693 2.7% 85
1928 73.4% 2,171 26.0% 768 0.7% 20
1924 67.0% 1,929 19.0% 548 14.0% 403
1920 70.2% 1,782 26.8% 681 3.0% 77
1916 40.8% 1,158 50.4% 1,431 8.8% 249
1912 16.1% 276 44.4% 764 39.5% 680
1908 50.2% 773 45.7% 704 4.0% 62
1904 64.3% 816 25.9% 328 9.9% 125
1900 50.1% 523 48.1% 502 1.8% 19
1896 39.9% 322 59.3% 479 0.9% 7
1892 45.6% 399 54.4% 477
1888 53.6% 541 33.1% 334 13.3% 134

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Edwards County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 115.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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