Morris County, Kansas

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Morris County
Madonna of the Trail monument in Council Grove
Map of Kansas highlighting Morris 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°42′N 96°36′W / 38.7°N 96.6°W / 38.7; -96.6
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 11, 1859
Named forThomas Morris
SeatCouncil Grove
Largest cityCouncil Grove
Area
 • Total703 sq mi (1,820 km2)
 • Land695 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Water7.6 sq mi (20 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,573
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteMorrisCountyKS.org

Morris County (standard abbreviation: MR) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 5,923 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Council Grove. Council Grove is also the biggest city in Morris County.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 703 square miles (1,820 km2). Of that, 695 square miles (1,800 km2) is land and 7.6 square miles (20 km2) (1.1%) is water.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860770
18702,225189.0%
18809,265316.4%
189011,38122.8%
190011,9675.1%
191012,3973.6%
192012,005−3.2%
193011,859−1.2%
194010,363−12.6%
19508,485−18.1%
19607,392−12.9%
19706,432−13.0%
19806,419−0.2%
19906,198−3.4%
20006,104−1.5%
20105,923−3.0%
Est. 20165,573[3]−5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid for 2000 census

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[8]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.4% 1,820 22.9% 601 7.7% 203
2012 69.2% 1,773 28.0% 718 2.8% 71
2008 66.0% 1,875 31.9% 907 2.1% 59
2004 66.8% 1,961 31.7% 931 1.5% 44
2000 60.6% 1,599 33.4% 882 6.1% 160
1996 52.0% 1,553 32.3% 965 15.8% 471
1992 34.4% 1,071 30.8% 957 34.8% 1,083[a]
1988 58.1% 1,682 40.3% 1,165 1.6% 47
1984 72.2% 2,240 26.4% 820 1.4% 43
1980 65.6% 1,933 27.5% 810 7.0% 206
1976 54.7% 1,698 43.1% 1,337 2.2% 67
1972 76.1% 2,471 21.7% 704 2.2% 71
1968 60.0% 1,938 30.2% 976 9.8% 316
1964 50.7% 1,683 48.3% 1,605 1.1% 35
1960 67.4% 2,413 32.1% 1,148 0.5% 19
1956 68.6% 2,677 30.9% 1,208 0.5% 20
1952 74.1% 3,263 25.5% 1,124 0.4% 16
1948 56.5% 2,285 42.0% 1,701 1.5% 61
1944 62.1% 2,628 37.4% 1,584 0.5% 19
1940 61.6% 3,276 37.5% 1,992 0.9% 47
1936 49.3% 2,751 50.3% 2,805 0.4% 22
1932 49.7% 2,566 47.5% 2,452 2.8% 146
1928 79.5% 3,830 19.3% 929 1.2% 56
1924 64.7% 3,089 21.8% 1,040 13.5% 645
1920 66.2% 3,001 32.4% 1,467 1.5% 66
1916 45.7% 2,289 51.5% 2,577 2.8% 140
1912 16.5% 487 38.7% 1,144 44.8% 1,323[b]
1908 57.5% 1,788 41.0% 1,273 1.5% 47
1904 70.3% 2,007 24.6% 702 5.1% 145
1900 55.2% 1,650 44.3% 1,326 0.5% 16
1896 49.9% 1,484 49.0% 1,456 1.1% 33
1892 50.9% 1,416 49.1% 1,366
1888 58.7% 1,612 30.6% 840 10.7% 293

Morris County is veru Republican. Only two Democratic presidential candidates have ever won the county – Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

District Office In Neighboring County

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Morris 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 June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  5. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  6. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  7. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  8. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This includes 1,071 votes (34.4%) for independent Ross Perot (who tied the county with George H. W. Bush) and 12 total votes (0.4%) for either Libertarian Andre Marrou or various write-in candidates
  2. This total comprises 1,244 votes (42.11 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 79 votes (2.67 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

County
Trails

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°42′N 96°38′W / 38.700°N 96.633°W / 38.700; -96.633