Kiowa County, Kansas

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Kiowa County
New 2009 County Courthouse in Greensburg
New 2009 County Courthouse in Greensburg
Map of Kansas highlighting Kiowa 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 99°17′00″W / 37.5667°N 99.2833°W / 37.5667; -99.2833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forKiowa tribe
SeatGreensburg
Largest cityGreensburg
Area
 • Total723 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Land723 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.03%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,483
 • Density3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
WebsiteKiowaCountyKS.org

Kiowa County (standard abbreviation: KW) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,553 people lived there.[1] The largest city and county seat is Greensburg.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1867, Kiowa County was created. It was named after the Kiowa tribe.[3]

21st century[change | change source]

On May 4, 2007, Greensburg was destroyed by an EF5 tornado during the May 2007 tornado outbreak.

Geography[change | change source]

Tthe U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,870 km2). Of that, 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.[4]

Kiowa County has a lot of iron-rich meteorites in its soil. This is due to the Brenham meteor fall over 10 thousand years ago.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18902,873
19002,365−17.7%
19106,174161.1%
19206,164−0.2%
19306,035−2.1%
19405,112−15.3%
19504,743−7.2%
19604,626−2.5%
19704,088−11.6%
19804,046−1.0%
19903,660−9.5%
20003,278−10.4%
20102,553−22.1%
Est. 20162,483[5]−2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.4% 900 10.6% 114 6.0% 65
2012 85.3% 976 14.3% 163 0.4% 5
2008 80.4% 912 17.6% 200 2.0% 23
2004 81.5% 1,275 16.4% 256 2.2% 34
2000 78.5% 1,262 18.3% 294 3.2% 52
1996 71.0% 1,264 18.6% 331 10.5% 186
1992 55.9% 1,057 18.8% 355 25.3% 479
1988 71.1% 1,276 27.0% 485 1.9% 34
1984 79.5% 1,537 18.7% 361 1.8% 35
1980 72.2% 1,433 22.1% 438 5.8% 115
1976 59.5% 1,180 38.5% 764 2.0% 40
1972 76.4% 1,559 19.9% 406 3.8% 77
1968 70.9% 1,484 23.0% 481 6.2% 129
1964 53.3% 1,135 45.5% 970 1.2% 25
1960 74.6% 1,662 24.9% 555 0.5% 12
1956 76.2% 1,717 22.9% 517 0.9% 20
1952 78.6% 1,838 18.5% 432 2.9% 68
1948 59.8% 1,258 34.3% 722 5.9% 124
1944 69.6% 1,479 29.1% 618 1.3% 28
1940 64.1% 1,571 34.4% 844 1.5% 36
1936 47.3% 1,280 52.4% 1,417 0.3% 8
1932 52.2% 1,306 46.4% 1,159 1.4% 35
1928 82.1% 1,929 17.3% 406 0.6% 15
1924 70.1% 1,541 22.7% 498 7.3% 160
1920 69.5% 1,411 28.9% 587 1.6% 32
1916 41.0% 901 43.5% 956 15.6% 342
1912 19.6% 276 35.9% 506 44.5% 627[a]
1908 59.5% 699 34.8% 409 5.7% 67
1904 59.2% 494 30.1% 251 10.7% 89
1900 51.5% 322 46.9% 293 1.6% 10
1896 49.8% 250 48.8% 245 1.4% 7
1892 50.4% 398 49.6% 391
1888 50.3% 525 36.5% 381 13.1% 137

Kiowa County is very Republican. The only Democrat to ever win the county was been Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Kiowa County (map legend)

Incorporated 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. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 176.
  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 549 votes (38.96 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county), 72 votes (5.11 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs, and six votes (0.43 percent) for write-in candidates.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Historical
  • Kiowa County from American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP)
Maps

Coordinates: 37°34′N 99°17′W / 37.567°N 99.283°W / 37.567; -99.283