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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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]

Other websites[change | change source]

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