Jackson County, Kansas

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Jackson County
State Bank of Holton
State Bank of Holton
Map of Kansas highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°24′N 95°48′W / 39.4°N 95.8°W / 39.4; -95.8
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 11, 1859
Named forAndrew Jackson
SeatHolton
Largest cityHolton
Area
 • Total658 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land656 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Water1.8 sq mi (5 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
13,291
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websiteks-jackson.manatron.com

Jackson County (county code JA) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 13,462 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Holton. Holton is also the biggest city in Jackson County.[2] The county was first named Calhoun County. This was named after pro-slavery South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. The county was renamed in 1859 for President Andrew Jackson.[3] The Prairie Band Potawatomi Indian Reservation is in the county, and it makes up about 18.5% of the county's area.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has an area of 658 square miles (1,700 km2). Of that, 656 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,936
18706,053212.7%
188010,71877.1%
189014,62636.5%
190017,11717.0%
191016,861−1.5%
192015,495−8.1%
193014,776−4.6%
194013,382−9.4%
195011,098−17.1%
196010,309−7.1%
197010,3420.3%
198011,64412.6%
199011,525−1.0%
200012,6579.8%
201013,4626.4%
Est. 201613,291[5]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Jackson County is included in the Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Jackson County has supported the Republican Party candidate in every presidential election from 1936 onward. Democratic Party candidates for president have only won the county twice since 1888, in 1912 & 1932.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.7% 3,939 26.0% 1,512 6.3% 367
2012 63.4% 3,527 34.2% 1,901 2.4% 133
2008 61.0% 3,811 36.9% 2,308 2.1% 134
2004 63.4% 3,730 35.1% 2,064 1.6% 94
2000 57.2% 3,001 37.9% 1,990 4.9% 259
1996 49.1% 2,682 36.3% 1,983 14.6% 795
1992 35.5% 1,970 29.5% 1,639 35.0% 1,943
1988 54.4% 2,759 44.6% 2,261 1.1% 55
1984 66.9% 3,466 32.2% 1,667 0.9% 46
1980 63.3% 3,211 30.3% 1,537 6.4% 322
1976 54.9% 2,725 42.9% 2,129 2.3% 114
1972 72.0% 3,363 25.5% 1,191 2.5% 118
1968 60.7% 2,678 27.8% 1,225 11.5% 508
1964 53.8% 2,334 45.5% 1,971 0.7% 31
1960 67.5% 3,279 32.2% 1,567 0.3% 15
1956 71.7% 3,469 28.0% 1,356 0.3% 12
1952 75.3% 4,161 24.6% 1,358 0.1% 8
1948 61.3% 3,166 37.9% 1,958 0.8% 41
1944 69.7% 3,665 29.8% 1,567 0.5% 25
1940 63.9% 4,306 35.6% 2,397 0.5% 34
1936 52.9% 3,680 46.9% 3,265 0.2% 14
1932 48.1% 3,271 50.6% 3,442 1.3% 86
1928 74.6% 4,811 24.8% 1,602 0.6% 40
1924 71.1% 4,391 23.0% 1,419 5.9% 367
1920 70.2% 3,753 29.2% 1,562 0.6% 31
1916 53.4% 3,451 45.1% 2,914 1.5% 94
1912 26.2% 1,027 39.9% 1,565 33.9% 1,331
1908 58.7% 2,201 39.8% 1,494 1.5% 58
1904 70.0% 2,547 25.3% 919 4.7% 171
1900 56.2% 2,291 42.8% 1,745 1.1% 43
1896 52.1% 2,158 47.2% 1,955 0.8% 33
1892 52.9% 1,825 47.1% 1,623
1888 59.9% 1,979 36.9% 1,220 3.2% 105

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Jackson 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 May 30, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  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. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-19.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
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Coordinates: 39°24′N 95°50′W / 39.400°N 95.833°W / 39.400; -95.833