Jefferson County, Kansas

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Jefferson County
Jefferson County Courthouse in Oskaloosa
Jefferson County Courthouse in Oskaloosa
Map of Kansas highlighting Jefferson 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°13′00″N 95°24′00″W / 39.2167°N 95.4°W / 39.2167; -95.4
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forThomas Jefferson
SeatOskaloosa
Largest cityValley Falls
Area
 • Total557 sq mi (1,440 km2)
 • Land533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
 • Water24 sq mi (60 km2)  4.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
18,897
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitejfcountyks.com

Jefferson County (county code JF) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 19,126 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Oskaloosa.[2] Its biggest city is Valley Falls.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 557 square miles (1,440 km2). Of that, 533 square miles (1,380 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (4.3%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,459
187012,526180.9%
188015,56324.2%
189016,6206.8%
190017,5335.5%
191015,826−9.7%
192014,750−6.8%
193014,129−4.2%
194012,718−10.0%
195011,084−12.8%
196011,2521.5%
197011,9456.2%
198015,20727.3%
199015,9054.6%
200018,42615.9%
201019,1263.8%
Est. 201618,897[4]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]

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

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.5% 5,213 30.2% 2,518 7.3% 606
2012 60.2% 4,827 37.2% 2,977 2.6% 209
2008 58.3% 5,220 39.6% 3,542 2.1% 188
2004 61.5% 5,408 37.0% 3,253 1.5% 132
2000 56.2% 4,423 38.1% 3,000 5.8% 454
1996 49.3% 3,781 36.0% 2,757 14.7% 1,130
1992 33.0% 2,569 32.6% 2,538 34.4% 2,673
1988 55.5% 3,605 43.3% 2,810 1.2% 77
1984 68.9% 4,524 30.3% 1,990 0.8% 49
1980 64.6% 4,046 28.4% 1,776 7.0% 441
1976 55.1% 3,225 42.2% 2,470 2.7% 156
1972 72.7% 3,679 24.4% 1,237 2.9% 145
1968 56.6% 2,781 27.6% 1,355 15.9% 779
1964 53.1% 2,380 46.1% 2,066 0.9% 39
1960 65.7% 3,353 34.1% 1,739 0.2% 9
1956 70.2% 3,677 29.3% 1,536 0.4% 22
1952 73.5% 3,980 26.1% 1,411 0.5% 26
1948 59.0% 2,986 39.7% 2,010 1.2% 62
1944 68.7% 3,504 30.9% 1,575 0.4% 19
1940 65.8% 4,330 33.6% 2,212 0.6% 38
1936 54.3% 3,711 45.4% 3,105 0.4% 25
1932 47.4% 2,974 50.8% 3,185 1.8% 112
1928 74.8% 4,810 24.9% 1,601 0.3% 22
1924 72.7% 4,422 21.7% 1,320 5.6% 340
1920 68.9% 3,463 30.5% 1,535 0.6% 31
1916 50.5% 3,174 46.4% 2,919 3.1% 193
1912 29.8% 1,155 39.6% 1,537 30.7% 1,190
1908 55.6% 2,270 42.1% 1,720 2.3% 95
1904 65.3% 2,568 30.5% 1,199 4.3% 168
1900 54.7% 2,374 44.0% 1,912 1.3% 57
1896 50.0% 2,322 49.0% 2,276 1.0% 47
1892 50.0% 2,026 50.0% 2,030[a]
1888 57.0% 2,268 40.2% 1,601 2.8% 110

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Jefferson 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. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "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)
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This comprises 1,973 votes (48.6%) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 57 votes (1.4%) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 39°13′N 95°24′W / 39.217°N 95.400°W / 39.217; -95.400