Mitchell County, Kansas

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Mitchell County
Mitchell County courthouse in Beloit
Mitchell County courthouse in Beloit
Map of Kansas highlighting Mitchell County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°24′N 98°12′W / 39.4°N 98.2°W / 39.4; -98.2
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forWilliam D. Mitchell
SeatBeloit
Largest cityBeloit
Area
 • Total719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land702 sq mi (1,820 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  2.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
6,243
 • Density9.1/sq mi (3.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty Website

Mitchell County (standard abbreviation: MC) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 6,373 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Beloit. Beloit is also the biggest city in Mitchell County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Mitchell County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,860 km2). Of that, 702 square miles (1,820 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.4%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870485
188014,9112,974.4%
189015,0370.8%
190014,647−2.6%
191014,089−3.8%
192013,886−1.4%
193012,774−8.0%
194011,339−11.2%
195010,320−9.0%
19608,866−14.1%
19708,010−9.7%
19808,1171.3%
19907,203−11.3%
20006,932−3.8%
20106,373−8.1%
Est. 20166,243[4]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Before 1940, Mitchell County was a swing county. They voted for the national winner in every presidential election from 1900 to 1936. Since 1940, it has become very Republican. Only George H. W. Bush in 1992 failed win a majority in the county due to Ross Perot's strong showing in Kansas.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.5% 2,308 16.2% 477 5.3% 157
2012 78.5% 2,327 19.7% 584 1.8% 54
2008 76.2% 2,440 21.9% 701 1.9% 62
2004 77.9% 2,609 20.7% 693 1.4% 47
2000 72.0% 2,350 23.0% 751 5.1% 165
1996 68.7% 2,435 23.5% 833 7.8% 276
1992 43.9% 1,601 25.7% 938 30.4% 1,111
1988 65.2% 2,257 33.1% 1,145 1.7% 60
1984 76.0% 3,036 23.0% 919 1.0% 41
1980 71.4% 2,821 22.2% 876 6.5% 256
1976 54.0% 2,095 43.8% 1,700 2.2% 85
1972 71.6% 2,830 26.1% 1,030 2.4% 93
1968 62.9% 2,428 29.6% 1,144 7.5% 289
1964 50.3% 1,951 48.9% 1,898 0.8% 31
1960 61.8% 2,779 37.6% 1,692 0.6% 26
1956 72.2% 3,198 27.4% 1,214 0.5% 20
1952 81.0% 4,167 18.7% 961 0.4% 18
1948 62.2% 2,998 36.3% 1,750 1.6% 75
1944 66.7% 3,238 32.5% 1,579 0.8% 40
1940 63.6% 3,681 35.6% 2,060 0.9% 51
1936 45.5% 2,781 53.8% 3,289 0.7% 41
1932 42.7% 2,502 54.2% 3,176 3.1% 181
1928 62.8% 3,245 35.9% 1,855 1.2% 64
1924 59.8% 3,161 27.8% 1,470 12.4% 656
1920 68.3% 3,310 29.1% 1,409 2.6% 126
1916 41.4% 2,413 54.9% 3,197 3.7% 215
1912 22.1% 737 43.1% 1,441 34.8% 1,163
1908 50.5% 1,765 44.9% 1,570 4.6% 160
1904 63.9% 2,037 27.2% 867 8.9% 285
1900 49.7% 1,764 47.9% 1,702 2.5% 87
1896 42.7% 1,428 56.4% 1,889 0.9% 30
1892 43.5% 1,467 56.5% 1,905
1888 55.9% 1,676 29.4% 880 14.7% 442

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

  • Waconda USD 272
    • Glen Elder and Cawker City
  • Beloit USD 273
    • most of county, except those zoned to Waconda and Hunter and Tipton, which are zoned to Sylvan Unified USD 299

Private schools[change | change source]

Colleges and universities[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Mitchell 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. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 39°24′N 98°12′W / 39.400°N 98.200°W / 39.400; -98.200