Lane County, Kansas

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Lane County
Lane County Courthouse in Dighton
Lane County Courthouse in Dighton
Map of Kansas highlighting Lane 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°28′00″N 100°28′01″W / 38.4667°N 100.467°W / 38.4667; -100.467
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forJames H. Lane
SeatDighton
Largest cityDighton
Area
 • Total718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land717 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.03%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
1,636
 • Density2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.lanecountyks.org

Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,150 people lived there.[1] This makes it the county with the third lowest number of people living in it in Kansas. The county seat is Dighton,[2] the only city in the county. The county was named after James H. Lane. He was a leader of the Jayhawker abolitionist movement, and he was one of the first U.S. Senators from Kansas.[3]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1873, Lane County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2). Of that, 717 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880604
18902,060241.1%
19001,563−24.1%
19102,60366.5%
19202,8489.4%
19303,37218.4%
19402,821−16.3%
19502,808−0.5%
19603,0609.0%
19702,707−11.5%
19802,472−8.7%
19902,375−3.9%
20002,155−9.3%
20101,750−18.8%
Est. 20161,636[5]−6.5%
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]

Lane County has been very Republican throughout its history. It voted for Democratic candidates only five times in presidential elections from 1888 to the present. The last time a Democrat won the county was in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.4% 718 12.2% 106 5.4% 47
2012 79.6% 739 18.5% 172 1.8% 17
2008 79.3% 814 18.8% 193 2.0% 20
2004 81.2% 823 17.9% 181 1.0% 10
2000 74.7% 846 22.2% 252 3.1% 35
1996 70.7% 865 22.1% 271 7.2% 88
1992 51.9% 674 20.4% 265 27.7% 360
1988 61.4% 768 36.0% 450 2.6% 32
1984 77.2% 1,008 21.6% 282 1.2% 16
1980 67.5% 924 23.5% 321 9.0% 123
1976 48.9% 651 48.5% 646 2.6% 34
1972 73.2% 943 22.8% 294 4.0% 51
1968 60.6% 781 29.9% 385 9.5% 122
1964 42.8% 586 56.4% 773 0.8% 11
1960 65.4% 902 33.5% 462 1.1% 15
1956 72.1% 992 27.6% 380 0.3% 4
1952 77.9% 1,142 21.2% 311 1.0% 14
1948 57.5% 764 39.5% 525 2.9% 39
1944 65.9% 773 33.1% 388 1.0% 12
1940 60.8% 888 38.1% 557 1.1% 16
1936 43.8% 682 54.8% 853 1.5% 23
1932 42.9% 672 55.3% 866 1.9% 29
1928 71.3% 954 27.2% 364 1.5% 20
1924 59.1% 693 24.0% 281 17.0% 199
1920 63.9% 656 29.0% 298 7.0% 72
1916 32.1% 363 58.2% 659 9.7% 110
1912 25.4% 158 38.1% 237 36.5% 227
1908 51.5% 357 39.1% 271 9.4% 65
1904 63.6% 353 20.0% 111 16.4% 91
1900 56.5% 239 40.7% 172 2.8% 12
1896 54.9% 241 43.5% 191 1.6% 7
1892 55.6% 284 44.4% 227
1888 57.7% 459 33.6% 267 8.7% 69

Laws[change | change source]

Although the Kansas Constitution was changed in 1986 to allow the sale of alcohol, Lane County is still a "dry" county.[11]

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Lane County (map legend)

City[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. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 180.
  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. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  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
  11. "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-01-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°28′N 100°28′W / 38.467°N 100.467°W / 38.467; -100.467