Ellis County, Kansas

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Ellis County
Ellis County Courthouse in Hays
Ellis County Courthouse in Hays
Map of Kansas highlighting Ellis 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: 38°55′N 99°19′W / 38.917°N 99.317°W / 38.917; -99.317
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forGeorge Ellis
SeatHays
Largest cityHays
Area
 • Total900 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Land899 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.05%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
28,893
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code785
Congressional district1st
WebsiteEllisCo.net

Ellis County (county code EL) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In the 2010 census, 28,452 people lived there.[1] The county seat and biggest city is Hays.[2]

History[change | change source]

Ellis County was created on February 26, 1867.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 900 square miles (2,300 km2). Of that 900 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.05%) is water.[3]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18701,336
18806,179362.5%
18907,94228.5%
19008,6268.6%
191012,17041.1%
192014,13816.2%
193015,90712.5%
194017,50810.1%
195019,0438.8%
196021,27011.7%
197024,73016.3%
198026,0985.5%
199026,004−0.4%
200027,5075.8%
201028,4523.4%
Est. 201628,893[4]1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

The Hays Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ellis County.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.9% 8,466 23.0% 2,742 6.2% 739
2012 71.7% 8,399 26.1% 3,057 2.2% 258
2008 65.9% 8,207 32.2% 4,010 1.9% 230
2004 64.8% 7,891 33.1% 4,033 2.2% 263
2000 58.4% 6,516 35.2% 3,926 6.4% 718
1996 57.0% 6,809 34.7% 4,142 8.4% 1,001
1992 32.0% 3,985 36.5% 4,544 31.5% 3,924
1988 48.7% 5,194 49.6% 5,289 1.8% 189
1984 67.7% 7,509 31.2% 3,457 1.2% 133
1980 52.5% 5,634 36.7% 3,940 10.7% 1,150
1976 42.0% 4,719 55.9% 6,280 2.1% 241
1972 55.7% 5,463 41.9% 4,113 2.4% 237
1968 46.7% 3,944 45.1% 3,809 8.2% 688
1964 30.4% 2,440 69.2% 5,553 0.3% 27
1960 35.2% 3,156 64.8% 5,815 0.1% 6
1956 59.3% 4,466 40.6% 3,058 0.1% 4
1952 65.9% 4,882 34.1% 2,528 0.0% 3
1948 40.5% 2,676 58.5% 3,863 1.0% 67
1944 60.1% 3,369 39.6% 2,218 0.3% 16
1940 52.2% 3,622 47.5% 3,299 0.4% 25
1936 25.1% 1,622 74.7% 4,834 0.2% 13
1932 24.5% 1,465 74.5% 4,449 0.9% 56
1928 33.5% 1,700 66.3% 3,364 0.2% 11
1924 46.4% 1,763 22.2% 842 31.5% 1,197
1920 75.2% 2,385 23.3% 740 1.5% 48
1916 32.9% 1,186 64.7% 2,335 2.4% 87
1912 8.2% 175 64.9% 1,381 26.9% 573
1908 34.5% 768 63.8% 1,421 1.7% 37
1904 51.1% 1,009 47.0% 928 2.0% 39
1900 33.6% 627 65.7% 1,228 0.8% 14
1896 30.0% 460 68.6% 1,051 1.4% 22
1892 33.5% 546 66.5% 1,083
1888 44.4% 690 48.7% 756 6.9% 107

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Private schools[change | change source]

Colleges and Universities[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Other unincorporated places[change | change source]

The town of Antonino

Defunct settlements[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Ellis County is divided into nine townships. The cities of Ellis and Hays are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Big Creek 06650 1,798 7 (18) 252 (97) 0 (0) 0.01% 38°52′40″N 99°20′39″W / 38.87778°N 99.34417°W / 38.87778; -99.34417
Buckeye 08950 285 1 (2) 352 (136) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°1′24″N 99°18′25″W / 39.02333°N 99.30694°W / 39.02333; -99.30694
Catherine 11050 318 2 (4) 208 (80) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°0′32″N 99°11′44″W / 39.00889°N 99.19556°W / 39.00889; -99.19556
Ellis 20475 386 1 (2) 457 (176) 0 (0) 0.02% 38°58′47″N 99°30′57″W / 38.97972°N 99.51583°W / 38.97972; -99.51583
Freedom 24625 125 1 (3) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0% 38°43′48″N 99°7′36″W / 38.73000°N 99.12667°W / 38.73000; -99.12667
Herzog 31525 894 3 (7) 325 (126) 1 (0) 0.18% 38°55′29″N 99°7′19″W / 38.92472°N 99.12194°W / 38.92472; -99.12194
Lookout 42700 569 2 (5) 317 (122) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°45′43″N 99°25′12″W / 38.76194°N 99.42000°W / 38.76194; -99.42000
Victoria 73800 845 6 (16) 139 (54) 0 (0) 0% 38°49′56″N 99°8′31″W / 38.83222°N 99.14194°W / 38.83222; -99.14194
Wheatland 77650 401 3 (7) 140 (54) 0 (0) 0% 38°46′45″N 99°16′19″W / 38.77917°N 99.27194°W / 38.77917; -99.27194
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. Archived from the original on 2002-08-02. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "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)
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  9. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".

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