Meade County, Kansas

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Meade County
Dalton Gang Hideout and Museum in Meade
Map of Kansas highlighting Meade County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
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Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°14′00″N 100°22′01″W / 37.2333°N 100.367°W / 37.2333; -100.367
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forGeorge G. Meade
SeatMeade
Largest cityMeade
Area
 • Total979 sq mi (2,540 km2)
 • Land978 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
4,216
 • Density4.7/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteMeadeCo.org

Meade County (standard abbreviation: ME) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 4,575 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Meade. Meade is also the biggest city in Meade County.[2] The county was created in 1873. It was named after General George G. Meade.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,540 km2). Of that, 978 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880296
18902,542758.8%
19001,581−37.8%
19105,055219.7%
19205,5429.6%
19306,85823.7%
19405,522−19.5%
19505,7103.4%
19605,505−3.6%
19704,912−10.8%
19804,788−2.5%
19904,247−11.3%
20004,6319.0%
20104,575−1.2%
Est. 20164,216[5]−7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Meade County is often won by Republican Candidates. The last time a democratic candidate has won this county was in 1936 by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 81.7% 1,415 12.1% 210 6.2% 107
2012 83.6% 1,428 15.1% 258 1.4% 23
2008 79.8% 1,540 18.5% 357 1.8% 34
2004 82.4% 1,748 16.8% 356 0.8% 17
2000 78.1% 1,604 19.5% 400 2.4% 49
1996 70.1% 1,443 20.7% 426 9.2% 190
1992 52.5% 1,135 19.9% 430 27.7% 599
1988 65.2% 1,322 32.7% 664 2.1% 42
1984 77.2% 1,804 21.0% 491 1.8% 43
1980 71.7% 1,618 21.4% 482 7.0% 158
1976 51.5% 1,109 45.7% 983 2.8% 60
1972 74.6% 1,712 22.9% 526 2.5% 58
1968 66.2% 1,511 25.1% 572 8.7% 198
1964 51.8% 1,290 47.3% 1,179 0.9% 23
1960 70.5% 1,826 29.1% 754 0.4% 11
1956 74.3% 1,720 24.8% 575 0.9% 20
1952 76.9% 2,061 21.2% 568 1.9% 51
1948 60.2% 1,406 35.7% 834 4.1% 96
1944 68.2% 1,424 30.2% 631 1.5% 32
1940 61.1% 1,618 36.7% 970 2.2% 59
1936 46.6% 1,218 53.3% 1,394 0.1% 3
1932 49.5% 1,248 48.8% 1,231 1.7% 42
1928 73.2% 1,709 26.5% 618 0.4% 9
1924 66.9% 1,290 24.5% 472 8.6% 165
1920 71.0% 1,236 27.7% 483 1.3% 23
1916 45.0% 973 45.2% 977 9.9% 214
1912 18.3% 204 34.3% 383 47.5% 530[a]
1908 56.2% 560 38.8% 386 5.0% 50
1904 66.4% 383 28.8% 166 4.9% 28
1900 53.2% 238 46.8% 209 0.0% 0
1896 50.5% 203 48.5% 195 1.0% 4
1892 54.8% 261 45.2% 215
1888 56.8% 578 33.6% 342 9.6% 98

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Meade 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. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 249.
  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. This total comprises 418 votes (37.42 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county), 110 votes (10.03 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs, and 2 votes for write-in candidates.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
General county information
Maps

Coordinates: 37°14′N 100°22′W / 37.233°N 100.367°W / 37.233; -100.367