Neosho County, Kansas

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Neosho County
James and Ella Truitt House in Chanute
Map of Kansas highlighting Neosho County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°40′57″N 95°17′51″W / 37.6825°N 95.2975°W / 37.6825; -95.2975
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedJune 3, 1861
Named forNeosho River
SeatErie
Largest cityChanute
Area
 • Total578 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Land571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water6.3 sq mi (16 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
16,146
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteNeoshoCountyKS.org

Neosho County (standard abbreviation: NO) is a county in the south east of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 16,512 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Erie.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1861, Neosho County was created.

The first railroad was built through Neosho County in 1870.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,500 km2). Of that, 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186088
187010,20611,497.7%
188015,12148.2%
189018,56122.7%
190019,2543.7%
191023,75423.4%
192024,0001.0%
193022,665−5.6%
194022,210−2.0%
195020,348−8.4%
196019,455−4.4%
197018,812−3.3%
198018,9670.8%
199017,035−10.2%
200016,997−0.2%
201016,512−2.9%
Est. 201616,146[5]−2.2%
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]

Neosho County is a very Republican county. However, like the rest of Southeast Kansas counties, Democrats have not done poorly.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.2% 4,431 23.8% 1,501 6.1% 382
2012 65.9% 4,272 31.6% 2,050 2.4% 158
2008 62.2% 4,473 35.6% 2,563 2.2% 156
2004 65.1% 4,705 33.5% 2,424 1.4% 102
2000 58.3% 4,014 37.6% 2,588 4.1% 284
1996 49.4% 3,409 36.6% 2,527 13.9% 961
1992 37.1% 2,926 35.5% 2,799 27.5% 2,168
1988 51.8% 3,739 47.1% 3,402 1.1% 81
1984 64.1% 4,968 34.6% 2,679 1.3% 102
1980 57.1% 4,613 36.2% 2,923 6.7% 541
1976 50.3% 4,038 47.9% 3,842 1.8% 144
1972 65.1% 5,034 33.1% 2,559 1.9% 145
1968 52.9% 3,950 36.5% 2,725 10.6% 789
1964 41.7% 3,458 57.8% 4,795 0.5% 43
1960 62.7% 5,877 36.8% 3,451 0.5% 43
1956 66.0% 5,886 33.7% 3,005 0.3% 29
1952 68.6% 6,595 31.1% 2,987 0.3% 32
1948 56.7% 5,072 42.1% 3,770 1.2% 105
1944 62.5% 5,420 37.3% 3,233 0.3% 26
1940 59.4% 6,556 40.1% 4,419 0.5% 56
1936 50.6% 5,777 49.1% 5,611 0.4% 41
1932 42.3% 4,212 56.4% 5,616 1.4% 137
1928 72.3% 6,603 26.9% 2,459 0.8% 74
1924 58.7% 5,106 26.1% 2,274 15.2% 1,319
1920 60.8% 5,150 37.7% 3,195 1.4% 122
1916 43.9% 4,053 52.9% 4,891 3.2% 295
1912 30.2% 1,580 38.1% 1,993 31.8% 1,662
1908 53.2% 2,929 43.3% 2,386 3.6% 196
1904 62.1% 3,134 30.3% 1,530 7.6% 382
1900 50.9% 2,424 47.9% 2,279 1.2% 56
1896 45.2% 2,177 54.0% 2,601 0.8% 38
1892 47.8% 2,000 52.2% 2,183
1888 49.7% 2,134 26.6% 1,144 23.7% 1,019

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Neosho 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. 349.
  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. Burns, Tim (September 19, 2005). "Welcome To USD #247". Cherokee, USD 247. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°34′N 95°17′W / 37.567°N 95.283°W / 37.567; -95.283