Marion County, Kansas

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Marion County
Marion County Courthouse in Marion
Map of Kansas highlighting Marion County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
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Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°21′N 97°06′W / 38.350°N 97.100°W / 38.350; -97.100
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 30, 1855
Named forFrancis Marion
SeatMarion
Largest cityHillsboro
Area
 • Total954 sq mi (2,470 km2)
 • Land944 sq mi (2,440 km2)
 • Water9.4 sq mi (24 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
11,950
 • Density12.5/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620, 785
Congressional district1st
WebsiteMarionCoKS.net

Marion County (standard abbreviation: MN) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 12,660 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Marion. The county was named after Francis Marion, a Brigadier General of the American Revolutionary War, known as the "Swamp Fox".[2]

History[change | change source]

21st century[change | change source]

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was built north to south through Marion County. There was a lot of controversy over road damage, tax exemption, and environmental concerns (if a leak ever occurs).[3][4][5][6]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 954 square miles (2,470 km2). Of that, 944 square miles (2,440 km2) is land and 9.4 square miles (24 km2) (1.0%) is water.[7]

Marion County is in the Great Plains. The eastern part of the county is part of the Flint Hills.[8][9]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186074
1870768937.8%
188012,4531,521.5%
189020,53964.9%
190020,6760.7%
191022,4158.4%
192022,9232.3%
193020,739−9.5%
194018,951−8.6%
195016,307−14.0%
196015,143−7.1%
197013,935−8.0%
198013,522−3.0%
199012,888−4.7%
200013,3613.7%
201012,660−5.2%
Est. 201811,950[1]−5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2018[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.2% 4,003 21.4% 1,204 7.4% 417
2012 71.9% 3,889 25.6% 1,385 2.5% 135
2008 68.6% 4,159 29.7% 1,801 1.6% 99
2004 73.3% 4,516 24.9% 1,536 1.7% 107
2000 70.4% 4,156 25.0% 1,475 4.6% 272
1996 65.3% 4,173 26.2% 1,673 8.5% 543
1992 49.5% 3,142 25.6% 1,627 24.9% 1,582
1988 63.0% 3,685 34.6% 2,024 2.4% 141
1984 72.1% 4,407 26.7% 1,632 1.3% 77
1980 64.4% 3,960 25.5% 1,569 10.1% 621
1976 50.7% 3,226 47.2% 3,004 2.0% 130
1972 72.2% 4,373 24.4% 1,478 3.4% 208
1968 70.4% 4,287 24.5% 1,494 5.1% 311
1964 54.9% 3,481 44.0% 2,792 1.1% 68
1960 73.2% 5,250 26.6% 1,904 0.3% 18
1956 76.0% 5,318 23.5% 1,644 0.5% 36
1952 80.2% 6,228 17.5% 1,361 2.3% 178
1948 64.9% 4,724 33.2% 2,421 1.9% 140
1944 72.6% 5,219 26.8% 1,925 0.6% 41
1940 67.4% 5,764 31.9% 2,724 0.7% 59
1936 49.7% 4,185 49.9% 4,207 0.4% 34
1932 41.7% 3,220 56.6% 4,366 1.7% 129
1928 73.5% 5,446 26.2% 1,938 0.4% 26
1924 56.4% 4,008 21.4% 1,520 22.2% 1,581
1920 65.8% 3,840 29.4% 1,713 4.8% 281
1916 52.1% 3,453 42.1% 2,790 5.7% 379
1912 20.0% 863 40.1% 1,732 39.9% 1,724
1908 57.5% 2,546 39.4% 1,747 3.1% 139
1904 71.2% 2,705 24.4% 928 4.4% 166
1900 59.7% 2,623 39.3% 1,729 1.0% 44
1896 56.6% 2,285 42.1% 1,699 1.3% 53
1892 55.5% 2,210 44.5% 1,749
1888 60.2% 2,375 32.5% 1,283 7.4% 290

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Marion County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018". United States Census. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  3. Keystone Pipeline - Marion County Commission calls out Legislative Leadership on Pipeline Deal; April 18, 2010. Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010.
  5. County and Keystone settle on road damages; Hillsboro Free Press; November 2, 2010.
  6. Keystone Pipeline - County ask TransCanada for pipeline emergency plan; Hillsboro Free Press; February 15, 2011.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. Flint Hills Tourism Coalition
  9. Flint Hills Introduction; Kansas Geological Survey
  10. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  11. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  12. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  13. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  14. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

More reading[change | change source]

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