Harvey County, Kansas

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Harvey County, Kansas
County
NewtonKSLibrary.jpg
Former Carnegie Library in Kansas, currently Harvey County Historical Museum
Location within Kansas
Location within Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedMarch 7, 1872
Named forJames Harvey
SeatNewton
Largest cityNewton
Area
 • Total541 sq mi (1,401 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,399 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)34,913
 • Density64/sq mi (25/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsiteHarveyCounty.com

Harvey County (county code HV) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 34,684 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Newton. Newton is also the biggest city in Harvey County.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a railroad from Emporia to Newton.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 541 square miles (1,400 km2). Of that, 540 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4] The Little Arkansas River goes through the county.

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188011,451
189017,60153.7%
190017,591−0.1%
191019,2009.1%
192020,7448.0%
193022,1206.6%
194021,712−1.8%
195021,698−0.1%
196025,86519.2%
197027,2365.3%
198030,53112.1%
199031,0281.6%
200032,8695.9%
201034,6845.5%
Est. 201634,913[5]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Harvey County is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 58.1% 8,668 34.0% 5,068 7.9% 1,180
2012 60.1% 8,588 37.6% 5,373 2.3% 333
2008 57.4% 9,006 40.3% 6,318 2.3% 367
2004 63.1% 9,534 35.3% 5,331 1.6% 245
2000 60.4% 8,271 33.6% 4,591 6.0% 822
1996 57.8% 8,382 33.9% 4,918 8.3% 1,204
1992 41.7% 6,259 33.6% 5,047 24.7% 3,700
1988 54.2% 6,893 43.3% 5,503 2.5% 315
1984 64.1% 8,507 34.6% 4,599 1.3% 174
1980 54.6% 7,045 32.3% 4,173 13.1% 1,694
1976 51.0% 6,624 46.2% 6,003 2.8% 360
1972 67.2% 8,287 28.8% 3,555 3.9% 485
1968 61.6% 6,682 30.9% 3,351 7.5% 808
1964 47.8% 4,979 51.0% 5,306 1.3% 130
1960 68.4% 7,798 31.0% 3,537 0.6% 69
1956 70.2% 7,367 29.4% 3,084 0.4% 43
1952 70.9% 7,154 27.0% 2,726 2.1% 215
1948 57.7% 5,270 39.6% 3,615 2.7% 245
1944 61.4% 5,339 37.9% 3,300 0.7% 64
1940 56.8% 5,539 41.9% 4,087 1.4% 133
1936 45.3% 4,456 54.4% 5,357 0.3% 28
1932 49.3% 4,192 48.1% 4,091 2.6% 224
1928 77.6% 6,330 21.4% 1,748 0.9% 77
1924 59.0% 4,499 22.9% 1,744 18.2% 1,387
1920 63.1% 4,454 34.8% 2,457 2.1% 149
1916 49.0% 3,479 44.1% 3,131 6.9% 493
1912 17.7% 703 37.7% 1,499 44.6% 1,770[a]
1908 58.3% 2,305 37.3% 1,475 4.4% 174
1904 70.7% 2,362 20.6% 690 8.7% 291
1900 56.7% 2,266 41.5% 1,658 1.9% 76
1896 54.6% 2,082 44.0% 1,678 1.4% 55
1892 52.8% 2,025 47.2% 1,810
1888 54.3% 2,145 26.9% 1,065 18.8% 744

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

District Office In Neighboring County

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Harvey 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.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Santa Fe Rail History
  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
Notes
  1. This total comprises 1,590 votes (40.03 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 180 votes (4.53 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

County
Newton

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Historical
Maps

Coordinates: 38°03′N 97°26′W / 38.050°N 97.433°W / 38.050; -97.433