Kingman County, Kansas

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Kingman County
Kingman County Courthouse in Kingman
Map of Kansas highlighting Kingman 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°31′14″N 97°52′18″W / 37.5206°N 97.8717°W / 37.5206; -97.8717
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 7, 1872
Named forSamuel A. Kingman
SeatKingman
Largest cityKingman
Area
 • Total867 sq mi (2,250 km2)
 • Land863 sq mi (2,240 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
7,467
 • Density9.1/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
WebsiteKingmanCoKS.com

Kingman County (standard abbreviation: KM) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 7,858 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Kingman. Kingman is also the biggest city in Kingman County.

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1872, Kingman County was created. It was named after Samuel A. Kingman, chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.[2][3]

During the 1870s, Kingman County had a lot of bison. The old-time cowboy author Frank H. Maynard said he went there on his first buffalo hunt.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 867 square miles (2,250 km2). Of that, 863 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,713
189011,823218.4%
190010,663−9.8%
191013,38625.5%
192012,119−9.5%
193011,674−3.7%
194012,0012.8%
195010,324−14.0%
19609,958−3.5%
19708,886−10.8%
19808,9600.8%
19908,292−7.5%
20008,6734.6%
20107,858−9.4%
Est. 20167,467[6]−5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Kingman County is included in the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.9% 2,530 18.0% 599 6.2% 205
2012 74.2% 2,397 22.7% 733 3.1% 101
2008 71.0% 2,603 26.3% 963 2.7% 98
2004 74.4% 2,801 24.0% 904 1.6% 59
2000 70.2% 2,672 26.0% 991 3.8% 145
1996 64.7% 2,659 24.5% 1,006 10.9% 448
1992 40.4% 1,680 26.4% 1,100 33.2% 1,383
1988 58.7% 2,205 37.8% 1,420 3.4% 129
1984 72.0% 2,826 26.7% 1,047 1.3% 50
1980 63.6% 2,610 27.6% 1,133 8.8% 359
1976 44.9% 1,839 52.3% 2,142 2.7% 112
1972 68.9% 2,756 27.7% 1,107 3.4% 137
1968 60.3% 2,318 31.2% 1,201 8.5% 326
1964 45.9% 1,917 53.3% 2,226 0.8% 32
1960 62.3% 2,904 37.2% 1,735 0.5% 23
1956 69.1% 3,226 30.6% 1,428 0.3% 16
1952 76.5% 3,820 22.0% 1,096 1.5% 76
1948 55.9% 2,640 42.5% 2,008 1.6% 76
1944 63.7% 2,827 35.6% 1,579 0.7% 29
1940 54.4% 3,068 44.8% 2,528 0.9% 49
1936 35.1% 2,014 64.6% 3,705 0.2% 13
1932 38.0% 1,923 60.2% 3,050 1.8% 92
1928 69.6% 3,287 29.8% 1,408 0.6% 26
1924 54.3% 2,416 24.2% 1,077 21.5% 954
1920 63.2% 2,818 34.9% 1,557 1.9% 85
1916 38.3% 1,891 53.1% 2,626 8.6% 426
1912 11.0% 336 46.4% 1,421 42.7% 1,309
1908 47.3% 1,442 48.5% 1,479 4.3% 130
1904 63.2% 1,600 26.1% 661 10.7% 271
1900 50.8% 1,286 46.7% 1,183 2.5% 63
1896 40.9% 988 57.7% 1,393 1.5% 35
1892 43.1% 1,225 56.9% 1,616
1888 50.2% 1,413 22.1% 622 27.7% 780

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Kingman 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. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 215.
  3. "Samuel Austin Kingman". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  4. Maynard, Frank H. Cowboy's Lament: A Life on the Open Range. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2010, 3. ISBN 978-0-89672-705-2.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "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)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°34′N 98°08′W / 37.567°N 98.133°W / 37.567; -98.133