Greenwood County, Kansas

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Greenwood County
AT&SF Railroad Depot in Eureka
Map of Kansas highlighting Greenwood County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°52′00″N 96°16′00″W / 37.8667°N 96.2667°W / 37.8667; -96.2667
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forAlfred B. Greenwood
SeatEureka
Largest cityEureka
Area
 • Total1,153 sq mi (2,990 km2)
 • Land1,143 sq mi (2,960 km2)
 • Water9.3 sq mi (24 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
6,151
 • Density5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
WebsiteGreenwoodCounty.org

Greenwood County (county code GW) is a county in the southeast part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 6,689 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Eureka. Eureka is also the biggest city in Greenwood County.[2]

In 1855, Greenwood County was created. It was named after Alfred B. Greenwood,[3] a U.S. Congressman from Arkansas.

The first railroad in Greenwood County was built through that territory in 1879.[4]


Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles (2,990 km2). Of that, 1,143 square miles (2,960 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (0.8%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-largest county in Kansas by area.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860769
18703,484353.1%
188010,548202.8%
189016,30954.6%
190016,196−0.7%
191016,060−0.8%
192014,715−8.4%
193019,23530.7%
194016,495−14.2%
195013,574−17.7%
196011,253−17.1%
19709,141−18.8%
19808,764−4.1%
19907,847−10.5%
20007,673−2.2%
20106,689−12.8%
Est. 20166,151[6]−8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Greenwood county is often carried by Republican Candidates. The last time a democratic candidate has carried this county was in 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.1% 2,160 17.1% 485 6.9% 195
2012 74.9% 1,590 22.5% 478 2.6% 55
2008 71.0% 1,619 27.3% 622 1.7% 38
2004 70.4% 2,282 28.1% 911 1.6% 51
2000 67.2% 2,392 28.8% 1,027 4.0% 142
1996 53.2% 1,932 30.5% 1,108 16.4% 595
1992 36.6% 1,411 32.8% 1,262 30.6% 1,180
1988 59.7% 2,217 38.2% 1,421 2.1% 78
1984 70.5% 2,901 28.5% 1,173 1.1% 44
1980 64.6% 2,685 29.9% 1,241 5.5% 229
1976 56.0% 2,319 41.9% 1,737 2.1% 88
1972 74.5% 3,157 22.4% 951 3.1% 130
1968 66.0% 2,937 25.2% 1,122 8.8% 392
1964 56.6% 2,717 42.7% 2,048 0.8% 36
1960 67.5% 3,758 32.4% 1,804 0.2% 9
1956 70.0% 4,164 29.6% 1,763 0.4% 21
1952 73.7% 4,974 25.8% 1,743 0.5% 32
1948 57.3% 3,553 41.5% 2,574 1.2% 73
1944 64.0% 3,959 35.4% 2,187 0.7% 41
1940 60.3% 4,893 39.0% 3,160 0.7% 56
1936 49.7% 4,146 50.0% 4,176 0.3% 23
1932 46.4% 3,592 51.7% 4,002 2.0% 153
1928 78.5% 5,863 20.8% 1,554 0.7% 49
1924 64.0% 4,181 27.5% 1,794 8.5% 556
1920 68.3% 3,422 29.5% 1,478 2.1% 107
1916 48.3% 2,971 48.0% 2,956 3.7% 227
1912 25.8% 954 36.1% 1,334 38.1% 1,406[a]
1908 59.2% 2,370 38.6% 1,545 2.3% 91
1904 63.7% 2,458 31.4% 1,211 4.9% 190
1900 53.3% 2,204 46.3% 1,917 0.4% 16
1896 46.8% 1,835 52.6% 2,064 0.6% 23
1892 49.0% 1,734 51.0% 1,804
1888 56.9% 2,242 28.2% 1,110 14.9% 589

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Greenwood 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 2011-05-31. 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. 144.
  4. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 795.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  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 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 1,125 votes (30.45%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 281 votes (7.6%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

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County
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Coordinates: 37°52′N 96°16′W / 37.867°N 96.267°W / 37.867; -96.267