McPherson County, Kansas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
McPherson County
McPherson County Courthouse in McPherson
Map of Kansas highlighting McPherson 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°24′N 97°42′W / 38.4°N 97.7°W / 38.4; -97.7
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forJames B. McPherson
SeatMcPherson
Largest cityMcPherson
Area
 • Total901 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land898 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Water2.3 sq mi (6 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
28,804
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteMcPhersonCountyKS.us

McPherson County (standard abbreviation: MP) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 29,180 people lived there.[1] The biggest city is McPherson. It is also the county seat.[2] The county is named after Civil War General James B. McPherson.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2). Of that 898 square miles (2,330 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870738
188017,1432,222.9%
189021,61426.1%
190021,421−0.9%
191021,5210.5%
192021,8451.5%
193023,5888.0%
194024,1522.4%
195023,670−2.0%
196024,2852.6%
197024,7782.0%
198026,8558.4%
199027,2681.5%
200029,5548.4%
201029,180−1.3%
Est. 201628,804[5]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

The McPherson Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of McPherson County.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

McPherson county is often carried by Republican Candidates. The last time a democratic candidate has carried this county was in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.1% 8,549 25.3% 3,226 7.6% 967
2012 69.5% 8,545 28.1% 3,449 2.5% 303
2008 66.8% 8,937 31.5% 4,218 1.7% 231
2004 71.8% 9,595 26.9% 3,589 1.4% 183
2000 68.2% 8,501 26.3% 3,272 5.5% 688
1996 63.2% 8,142 27.5% 3,536 9.4% 1,205
1992 44.2% 5,745 28.1% 3,645 27.7% 3,601
1988 58.8% 6,563 39.0% 4,354 2.2% 247
1984 71.9% 8,630 26.5% 3,185 1.6% 189
1980 58.8% 6,843 28.7% 3,340 12.5% 1,448
1976 57.3% 3,519 40.4% 2,483 2.3% 138
1972 70.6% 7,457 27.0% 2,858 2.4% 254
1968 65.0% 6,420 29.3% 2,893 5.7% 567
1964 45.6% 4,483 52.7% 5,173 1.7% 170
1960 73.6% 7,920 25.8% 2,774 0.6% 65
1956 73.8% 7,521 25.5% 2,603 0.7% 74
1952 74.6% 8,053 22.0% 2,371 3.5% 374
1948 57.5% 5,952 37.5% 3,879 5.0% 513
1944 62.3% 5,840 35.4% 3,321 2.3% 211
1940 60.2% 6,732 37.9% 4,240 1.8% 204
1936 43.0% 4,744 56.6% 6,256 0.4% 46
1932 43.7% 4,098 53.4% 5,003 2.9% 276
1928 80.0% 6,230 18.7% 1,457 1.3% 102
1924 66.0% 5,128 19.7% 1,530 14.3% 1,113
1920 69.5% 4,870 27.5% 1,926 3.0% 211
1916 47.6% 3,806 46.8% 3,737 5.6% 451
1912 9.8% 455 35.3% 1,639 54.9% 2,553
1908 57.4% 2,708 40.4% 1,905 2.3% 106
1904 72.7% 2,991 18.8% 773 8.5% 349
1900 54.6% 2,640 43.9% 2,121 1.5% 73
1896 48.9% 2,269 50.1% 2,324 1.0% 44
1892 48.4% 2,294 51.6% 2,444[a]
1888 51.7% 2,279 18.8% 829 29.5% 1,300

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

  • USD 400, Smoky Valley
  • "USD 418, McPherson". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
  • USD 419, Canton-Galva
  • "USD 423, Moundridge". Archived from the original on 2010-08-30.
  • USD 448, Inman
District Office In Neighboring County

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of McPherson 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 27, 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. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 195.
  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 27, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. 2,335 votes (49.28 percent) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 109 (2.30 percent) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

County
Trails
Mennonite Settlements

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°24′N 97°40′W / 38.400°N 97.667°W / 38.400; -97.667