Hodgeman County, Kansas

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Hodgeman County
Hodgeman County Courthouse in Jetmore
Map of Kansas highlighting Hodgeman 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°02′38″N 100°10′17″W / 38.0439°N 100.1714°W / 38.0439; -100.1714
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forAmos Hodgman
SeatJetmore
Largest cityJetmore
Area
 • Total860 sq mi (2,200 km2)
 • Land860 sq mi (2,200 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.04%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
1,870
 • Density2.2/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteHodgemanCountyKS.com

Hodgeman County (county code HG) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 1,916 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Jetmore. Jetmore is also the biggest city in Hodgeman County.[2]

History[change | change source]

Hodgeman County was created in 1867. It was named after Amos Hodgman, member of the 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. The letter E was later added to the namesake's name.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 860 square miles (2,200 km2). Of that, 860 square miles (2,200 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.04%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,704
18902,89569.9%
19002,032−29.8%
19102,93044.2%
19203,73427.4%
19304,15711.3%
19403,535−15.0%
19503,310−6.4%
19603,115−5.9%
19702,662−14.5%
19802,269−14.8%
19902,177−4.1%
20002,085−4.2%
20101,916−8.1%
Est. 20161,870[5]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Hodgeman County is very Republican. Only six Republican presidential candidates have failed to win the county from 1888 to the present, and no Democrat has to win even a quarter of the county's votes since Michael Dukakis in 1988. The last Democrat to win the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.1% 855 12.2% 124 3.7% 38
2012 81.9% 868 16.9% 179 1.2% 13
2008 78.9% 865 19.3% 211 1.8% 20
2004 80.6% 953 18.9% 223 0.6% 7
2000 76.8% 835 19.9% 217 3.3% 36
1996 69.4% 808 21.6% 251 9.0% 105
1992 50.9% 625 21.0% 258 28.2% 346
1988 60.4% 732 36.2% 439 3.4% 41
1984 74.2% 939 24.2% 306 1.7% 21
1980 66.2% 831 27.0% 339 6.8% 86
1976 43.8% 576 53.0% 697 3.2% 42
1972 68.4% 853 26.5% 331 5.1% 63
1968 59.2% 756 30.3% 387 10.5% 134
1964 42.3% 607 57.3% 821 0.4% 6
1960 61.5% 926 37.8% 570 0.7% 11
1956 71.6% 1,113 28.0% 435 0.4% 6
1952 76.4% 1,330 22.5% 392 1.0% 18
1948 60.8% 945 37.9% 590 1.3% 20
1944 66.3% 982 33.1% 490 0.6% 9
1940 60.9% 1,092 38.5% 690 0.7% 12
1936 40.1% 781 59.7% 1,162 0.2% 3
1932 45.6% 847 53.2% 988 1.3% 24
1928 67.6% 1,122 31.8% 528 0.7% 11
1924 60.7% 899 24.8% 367 14.6% 216
1920 73.3% 945 23.7% 306 3.0% 38
1916 37.5% 564 50.5% 761 12.0% 181
1912 17.2% 136 38.1% 302 44.7% 354[a]
1908 57.1% 411 40.3% 290 2.6% 19
1904 67.5% 449 28.9% 192 3.6% 24
1900 56.3% 323 42.7% 245 1.1% 6
1896 53.7% 262 45.9% 224 0.4% 2
1892 61.2% 363 38.8% 230
1888 64.0% 563 25.0% 220 11.0% 97

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Hodgeman 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. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 859–860.
  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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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 319 votes (40.28 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 35 votes (4.42 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°05′N 99°54′W / 38.083°N 99.900°W / 38.083; -99.900