Haskell County, Kansas

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Haskell County
Haskell County Court House in Sublette
Haskell County Court House in Sublette
Map of Kansas highlighting Haskell 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°34′00″N 100°52′01″W / 37.5667°N 100.867°W / 37.5667; -100.867
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 23, 1887
Named forDudley Haskell
SeatSublette
Largest citySublette
Area
 • Total578 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Land578 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1 km2)  0.06%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
4,006
 • Density7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteHaskellCounty.org

Haskell County (county code HS) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 4,256 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Sublette. Sublette is also the biggest city in Haskell County.[2]

History[change | change source]

Haskell County was created in 1887.[3] It was named for Dudley C. Haskell, a former member of Congress.[4]

John M. Barry concluded that Haskell County was the where the first case of the 1918 flu pandemic (nicknamed "Spanish flu") happened, which killed between 21 and 100 million people.[5]

The railroad and the development of oil and gas fields in the 1930s helped the economy of the area a lot. This helped overcome the "dust bowl" of that period.[6] Haskell County was one of the hardest hit counties in the Midwest during the drought of 1930-1937.

Geography[change | change source]

Satellite image of circular crop fields in Haskell County in late June 2001.

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2). Of that, 578 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.06%) is water.[7]

Haskell County is the flattest county in Kansas.[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,077
1900457−57.6%
1910993117.3%
19201,45546.5%
19302,80592.8%
19402,088−25.6%
19502,60624.8%
19602,99014.7%
19703,67222.8%
19803,8143.9%
19903,8861.9%
20004,30710.8%
20104,256−1.2%
Est. 20164,006[9]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Haskell County is very Republican. However, in 2016, the Democratic candidate (Hillary Clinton) got a higher share of the county's vote than Barack Obama did in 2012. The last time Haskell County was won by a democratic candidate was 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.8% 1,040 18.1% 245 5.1% 69
2012 83.0% 1,159 15.4% 215 1.6% 22
2008 81.3% 1,277 17.7% 278 1.0% 15
2004 84.8% 1,356 14.2% 227 1.0% 16
2000 81.9% 1,323 16.3% 263 1.9% 30
1996 73.6% 1,143 19.6% 304 6.9% 107
1992 56.0% 1,023 18.4% 336 25.6% 467
1988 67.4% 964 29.9% 427 2.7% 39
1984 79.3% 1,152 19.5% 283 1.2% 17
1980 67.7% 1,014 25.0% 374 7.4% 111
1976 52.0% 761 46.2% 676 1.8% 27
1972 71.6% 1,036 26.5% 383 2.0% 29
1968 54.2% 762 33.8% 476 12.0% 169
1964 40.5% 570 58.2% 820 1.4% 19
1960 64.2% 853 35.5% 471 0.3% 4
1956 70.5% 829 29.0% 341 0.5% 6
1952 74.3% 870 24.2% 283 1.5% 18
1948 54.7% 592 43.0% 466 2.3% 25
1944 59.9% 520 39.4% 342 0.7% 6
1940 58.5% 607 40.9% 425 0.6% 6
1936 41.4% 442 58.6% 626 0.1% 1
1932 40.5% 456 56.8% 639 2.8% 31
1928 73.4% 646 25.2% 222 1.4% 12
1924 65.1% 493 22.1% 167 12.8% 97
1920 69.6% 444 23.5% 150 6.9% 44
1916 36.2% 248 51.0% 349 12.9% 88
1912 25.4% 61 41.7% 100 32.9% 79
1908 48.7% 172 39.4% 139 11.9% 42
1904 69.8% 120 26.7% 46 3.5% 6
1900 64.2% 79 35.8% 44 0.0% 0
1896 58.7% 81 39.1% 54 2.2% 3
1892 61.5% 177 38.5% 111
1888 55.0% 291 37.2% 197 7.8% 41

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Haskell 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. 826.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 152.
  5. Barry, John. The site of origin of the 1918 influenza pandemic and its public health implications, Journal of Translational Medicine, 2:3. Accessed 2007-08-26.
  6. Haskell County, Kansas, Kansapedia
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. Brackman, Barbara (1997). Kansas Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 12.
  9. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  11. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  12. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  13. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  14. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°34′N 100°52′W / 37.567°N 100.867°W / 37.567; -100.867