Ness County, Kansas

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Ness County, Kansas
County
Ness County, Kansas, courthouse from SE 1.JPG
Ness County courthouse in Ness City
Map of Kansas highlighting Ness County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forNoah V. Ness
SeatNess City
Largest cityNess City
Area
 • Total1,075 sq mi (2,784 km2)
 • Land1,075 sq mi (2,784 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 0.02%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)2,962
 • Density2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsiteNessCountyKS.com

Ness County (standard abbreviation: NS) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010 census, 3,107 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Ness City. Ness City is also the biggest city in Ness County.[2] The county was named after Corporal Noah V. Ness of the 7th Kansas Cavalry.[3]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1867, Ness County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,075 square miles (2,780 km2). Of that, 1,075 square miles (2,780 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.02%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,722
18904,94432.8%
19004,535−8.3%
19105,88329.7%
19207,49027.3%
19308,35811.6%
19406,864−17.9%
19506,322−7.9%
19605,470−13.5%
19704,791−12.4%
19804,498−6.1%
19904,033−10.3%
20003,454−14.4%
20103,107−10.0%
Est. 20162,962[5]−4.7%
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 84.5% 1,228 11.1% 162 4.4% 64
2012 83.7% 1,209 15.1% 218 1.2% 17
2008 79.2% 1,207 19.0% 289 1.9% 29
2004 77.4% 1,407 21.0% 382 1.6% 29
2000 75.7% 1,420 20.4% 383 3.9% 73
1996 68.2% 1,336 21.8% 428 10.0% 196
1992 43.6% 967 25.5% 565 30.9% 686
1988 56.6% 1,230 40.8% 887 2.6% 57
1984 75.3% 1,779 22.9% 540 1.8% 43
1980 67.5% 1,657 25.1% 616 7.4% 182
1976 46.5% 1,016 50.6% 1,106 2.8% 62
1972 68.4% 1,539 29.0% 652 2.7% 60
1968 58.2% 1,352 33.0% 767 8.7% 203
1964 39.5% 1,034 59.7% 1,562 0.7% 19
1960 63.4% 1,683 36.2% 960 0.5% 12
1956 70.8% 1,876 28.6% 758 0.6% 16
1952 76.3% 2,288 22.1% 664 1.6% 48
1948 58.1% 1,689 38.9% 1,130 3.0% 88
1944 65.5% 1,745 32.9% 876 1.7% 45
1940 58.7% 1,826 39.5% 1,230 1.8% 56
1936 39.2% 1,302 60.3% 2,002 0.5% 18
1932 42.7% 1,409 53.6% 1,772 3.7% 123
1928 71.5% 2,058 27.2% 784 1.3% 36
1924 64.6% 1,629 21.5% 541 13.9% 350
1920 69.3% 1,402 24.3% 492 6.4% 129
1916 37.6% 927 49.2% 1,213 13.2% 324
1912 18.1% 232 35.8% 458 46.1% 590[a]
1908 48.0% 635 34.8% 461 17.2% 228
1904 58.8% 687 16.1% 188 25.1% 293
1900 44.9% 511 51.2% 583 3.9% 44
1896 39.0% 354 58.0% 526 3.0% 27
1892 44.4% 495 55.6% 619
1888 57.3% 891 30.2% 470 12.5% 195

Ness County is very overwhelmingly Republican. The last time a Democrat won the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Ness 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. Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  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 464 votes (36.35 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 126 votes (9.84 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°28′N 99°55′W / 38.467°N 99.917°W / 38.467; -99.917