Nemaha County, Kansas

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Nemaha County
Jail and sheriff residence in Seneca
Map of Kansas highlighting Nemaha 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°48′N 96°00′W / 39.8°N 96°W / 39.8; -96
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forNemaha River
SeatSeneca
Largest citySabetha
Area
 • Total719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land717 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
10,241
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websiteks-nemaha.manatron.com

Nemaha County (standard abbreviation: NM) is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 10,178 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Seneca.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1855, Nemaha County was created.

The first railroad in Nemaha County was built in 1866.[3]

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" went through Nemaha county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale. It had a damage path 800 yards (730 m) wide and 100 miles (160 km) long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured in this tornado.[source?]

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, 717 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,436
18707,339201.3%
188012,46269.8%
189019,24954.5%
190020,3765.9%
191019,072−6.4%
192018,487−3.1%
193018,342−0.8%
194016,761−8.6%
195014,341−14.4%
196012,897−10.1%
197011,825−8.3%
198011,211−5.2%
199010,446−6.8%
200010,7172.6%
201010,178−5.0%
Est. 201610,241[5]0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.5% 4,124 14.2% 725 5.3% 273
2012 78.2% 3,930 19.9% 1,000 1.9% 96
2008 71.2% 3,817 26.7% 1,432 2.1% 110
2004 73.7% 4,027 24.8% 1,355 1.5% 81
2000 67.6% 3,578 28.2% 1,494 4.1% 218
1996 56.1% 3,014 30.7% 1,648 13.3% 713
1992 39.5% 2,220 28.1% 1,580 32.4% 1,819
1988 55.0% 2,849 43.6% 2,261 1.4% 72
1984 66.6% 3,653 32.1% 1,761 1.3% 71
1980 65.0% 3,546 29.3% 1,600 5.7% 310
1976 50.7% 2,759 47.5% 2,586 1.8% 96
1972 64.1% 3,422 33.3% 1,777 2.7% 143
1968 54.0% 3,003 34.6% 1,925 11.4% 632
1964 42.1% 2,391 57.4% 3,260 0.6% 32
1960 53.6% 3,360 46.0% 2,884 0.4% 23
1956 67.1% 4,195 32.6% 2,038 0.3% 18
1952 76.0% 5,175 23.8% 1,618 0.3% 19
1948 55.4% 3,529 44.1% 2,810 0.5% 32
1944 66.4% 4,277 33.4% 2,149 0.2% 11
1940 65.6% 5,178 34.0% 2,679 0.4% 32
1936 47.8% 3,903 51.1% 4,175 1.2% 94
1932 40.6% 3,167 58.7% 4,578 0.7% 55
1928 61.1% 4,639 38.5% 2,919 0.5% 34
1924 60.2% 4,096 27.2% 1,846 12.6% 857
1920 72.3% 4,655 26.9% 1,731 0.8% 51
1916 49.2% 3,591 49.0% 3,579 1.8% 130
1912 22.2% 961 44.7% 1,936 33.1% 1,433
1908 51.6% 2,394 47.0% 2,182 1.4% 66
1904 61.9% 2,764 35.0% 1,564 3.0% 135
1900 53.5% 2,761 45.5% 2,348 1.1% 57
1896 50.5% 2,568 48.7% 2,478 0.8% 40
1892 49.7% 2,222 50.3% 2,246[a]
1888 56.5% 2,515 37.8% 1,682 5.6% 251

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

  • Prairie Hills USD 113 - Bern, Sabetha, Wetmore, (Axtell and Summerfield in Marshall County). USD 441 and USD 488 merged to create USD 113 in 2010.
  • Nemaha Central USD 115 - Baileyville, Seneca, St. Benedict. USD 442 and USD 451 merged to create USD 115 in 2011.[11]
  • Vermillion USD 380 - Centralia, (Frankfort in Marshall County)

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Nemaha 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. 345.
  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
  11. Nemaha County School Districts Merge To Form USD 115
Notes
  1. 2,194 votes (49.10 percent) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 52 (1.16 percent) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 39°48′N 96°01′W / 39.800°N 96.017°W / 39.800; -96.017