Franklin County, Kansas

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Franklin County
Franklin County Courthouse in Ottawa
Franklin County Courthouse in Ottawa
Map of Kansas highlighting Franklin County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°35′00″N 95°17′00″W / 38.5833°N 95.2833°W / 38.5833; -95.2833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forBenjamin Franklin
SeatOttawa
Largest cityOttawa
Area
 • Total577 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Land572 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water5.4 sq mi (14 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
25,560
 • Density45/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteFranklinCoKS.org

Franklin County (county code FR) is a county in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 25,992 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Ottawa. Ottawa is also the biggest city in Franklin County.[2] The county is mostly rural. It was Kansas City metropolitan area, but it no longer is since 2013.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 577 square miles (1,490 km2). Of that, 572 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 5.4 square miles (14 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,030
187010,385242.7%
188016,79761.7%
189020,27920.7%
190021,3545.3%
191020,884−2.2%
192021,9465.1%
193022,0240.4%
194020,889−5.2%
195019,928−4.6%
196019,548−1.9%
197020,0072.3%
198022,06210.3%
199021,994−0.3%
200024,78412.7%
201025,9924.9%
Est. 201625,560[5]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Franklin County is in the Ottawa, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was included in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Franklin County is often carried by Republican Candidates. The last time a democratic candidate has carried Franklin County was in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.5% 7,185 26.4% 2,892 8.1% 888
2012 63.6% 6,984 33.6% 3,694 2.8% 312
2008 60.0% 7,079 37.6% 4,433 2.4% 279
2004 64.4% 7,391 34.2% 3,921 1.4% 164
2000 61.4% 5,925 34.4% 3,321 4.3% 412
1996 50.9% 5,007 36.1% 3,552 13.0% 1,276
1992 37.4% 3,699 30.0% 2,968 32.5% 3,216
1988 56.4% 4,777 42.4% 3,592 1.1% 96
1984 70.6% 6,284 28.4% 2,523 1.0% 92
1980 62.7% 5,525 31.0% 2,726 6.3% 557
1976 55.5% 4,760 42.1% 3,607 2.5% 211
1972 72.7% 6,011 24.9% 2,056 2.4% 200
1968 59.2% 4,875 30.6% 2,524 10.2% 840
1964 45.3% 3,725 53.6% 4,410 1.1% 86
1960 68.2% 6,158 31.3% 2,824 0.5% 47
1956 71.4% 6,557 28.2% 2,591 0.4% 33
1952 72.9% 6,983 26.4% 2,532 0.7% 69
1948 58.2% 5,145 39.3% 3,467 2.5% 222
1944 64.7% 5,375 34.7% 2,880 0.7% 55
1940 63.8% 6,393 35.4% 3,542 0.9% 85
1936 57.0% 6,007 42.7% 4,503 0.3% 28
1932 50.2% 4,887 48.1% 4,690 1.7% 165
1928 78.4% 7,346 20.8% 1,951 0.8% 73
1924 67.1% 6,008 25.9% 2,324 7.0% 628
1920 65.2% 5,216 32.6% 2,606 2.3% 183
1916 45.2% 3,885 48.0% 4,128 6.8% 588
1912 13.8% 672 40.3% 1,970 46.0% 2,247[a]
1908 52.7% 2,658 42.8% 2,155 4.5% 227
1904 62.8% 2,855 28.8% 1,310 8.3% 378
1900 51.6% 2,872 46.8% 2,605 1.7% 94
1896 44.9% 2,609 54.3% 3,152 0.8% 49
1892 46.1% 2,209 53.9% 2,587
1888 50.5% 2,422 23.2% 1,113 26.3% 1,264

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges and universities[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Franklin 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 July 14, 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. "Statistical Areas". Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  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. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
Notes
  1. This total comprises 1,971 votes (40.31 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 276 votes (5.65 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Historical
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Coordinates: 38°35′N 95°17′W / 38.583°N 95.283°W / 38.583; -95.283