Hamilton County, Kansas

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Hamilton County
Hamilton County courthouse in Syracuse
Hamilton County courthouse in Syracuse
Map of Kansas highlighting Hamilton 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°01′00″N 101°40′01″W / 38.0167°N 101.667°W / 38.0167; -101.667
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forAlexander Hamilton
SeatSyracuse
Largest citySyracuse
Area
 • Total998 sq mi (2,580 km2)
 • Land997 sq mi (2,580 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,536
 • Density2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st

Hamilton County (county code HM) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,690 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Syracuse. Syracuse is also the biggest city in Hamilton County.[2] The county was created in 1873. It is named after Alexander Hamilton.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 998 square miles (2,580 km2). Of that, 997 square miles (2,580 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880168
18902,0271,106.5%
19001,426−29.6%
19103,360135.6%
19202,586−23.0%
19303,32828.7%
19402,645−20.5%
19503,69639.7%
19603,144−14.9%
19702,747−12.6%
19802,514−8.5%
19902,388−5.0%
20002,67011.8%
20102,6900.7%
Est. 20162,536[5]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Hamilton county is very Republican. The last time a democratic candidate has won Hamilton County was in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.5% 705 13.8% 121 5.7% 50
2012 79.0% 693 18.6% 163 2.4% 21
2008 77.0% 844 21.3% 233 1.7% 19
2004 78.6% 888 20.3% 229 1.2% 13
2000 75.6% 901 22.2% 264 2.3% 27
1996 64.9% 811 27.4% 342 7.7% 96
1992 52.0% 716 28.0% 386 20.0% 276
1988 60.0% 801 38.7% 517 1.3% 17
1984 70.6% 1,037 27.8% 408 1.6% 23
1980 64.7% 889 29.2% 402 6.1% 84
1976 41.7% 560 55.6% 746 2.8% 37
1972 67.3% 941 28.2% 394 4.6% 64
1968 56.3% 751 30.7% 410 13.0% 174
1964 48.2% 685 51.1% 726 0.7% 10
1960 59.8% 885 39.9% 591 0.3% 5
1956 60.7% 865 38.7% 552 0.6% 9
1952 72.7% 1,209 26.3% 437 1.0% 17
1948 50.6% 749 48.8% 722 0.5% 8
1944 62.4% 795 36.9% 471 0.7% 9
1940 58.0% 798 41.3% 569 0.7% 10
1936 44.6% 720 54.8% 885 0.7% 11
1932 36.7% 651 57.5% 1,021 5.8% 103
1928 68.4% 839 29.6% 363 2.0% 24
1924 52.3% 610 26.3% 307 21.4% 250
1920 57.7% 591 36.2% 371 6.2% 63
1916 44.1% 511 45.0% 522 11.0% 127
1912 21.3% 134 41.8% 263 36.9% 232
1908 57.3% 415 38.0% 275 4.7% 34
1904 58.6% 215 34.3% 126 7.1% 26
1900 46.3% 182 49.4% 194 4.3% 17
1896 45.6% 185 53.2% 216 1.2% 5
1892 56.3% 252 43.7% 196
1888 59.1% 480 36.3% 295 4.6% 37

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Hamilton 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 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 803.
  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. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°01′N 101°40′W / 38.017°N 101.667°W / 38.017; -101.667