Osage County, Kansas

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Osage County
Osage County Courthouse in Lyndon
Osage County Courthouse in Lyndon
Map of Kansas highlighting Osage 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°39′N 95°44′W / 38.65°N 95.73°W / 38.65; -95.73
Country United States
State Kansas
Founded1859
Named forOsage Nation
SeatLyndon
Largest cityOsage City
Area
 • Total720 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land706 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  2.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
15,843
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteOsageCo.org

Osage County (county code OS) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 16,295 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Lyndon.[2] Its most populous city is Osage City. The county was originally organized in 1855 as Weller County, and was renamed in 1859 after the Osage River that runs through it, which is itself named for the Osage Native American Tribe.[3]

History[change | change source]

In 1859, Osage County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,900 km2). Of that, 706 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.0%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,113
18707,648587.2%
188019,642156.8%
189025,06227.6%
190023,659−5.6%
191019,905−15.9%
192018,621−6.5%
193017,538−5.8%
194015,118−13.8%
195012,811−15.3%
196012,8860.6%
197013,3523.6%
198015,31914.7%
199015,248−0.5%
200016,7129.6%
201016,295−2.5%
Est. 201615,843[5]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Osage County is included in the Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Osage County is strongly Republican. In only six presidential elections from 1888 to the present day has the county failed to back the Republican Party candidate, most recently in Lyndon B. Johnson's national landslide. of 1964.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.5% 4,826 24.9% 1,753 6.6% 467
2012 64.1% 4,427 32.8% 2,268 3.1% 211
2008 63.9% 4,820 33.6% 2,534 2.5% 190
2004 64.3% 4,800 34.0% 2,537 1.7% 126
2000 57.0% 3,770 38.3% 2,530 4.7% 313
1996 48.8% 3,487 35.0% 2,502 16.2% 1,157
1992 34.5% 2,561 31.0% 2,297 34.5% 2,563[a]
1988 54.3% 3,496 44.1% 2,840 1.5% 99
1984 66.6% 4,288 32.2% 2,072 1.3% 83
1980 60.4% 3,817 33.0% 2,088 6.6% 419
1976 50.5% 2,945 47.3% 2,755 2.2% 128
1972 71.1% 4,073 26.6% 1,522 2.3% 133
1968 56.2% 3,157 29.6% 1,664 14.3% 801
1964 49.1% 2,681 50.1% 2,737 0.8% 42
1960 64.0% 3,880 35.5% 2,150 0.5% 31
1956 67.3% 4,136 32.2% 1,979 0.5% 32
1952 68.8% 4,589 30.5% 2,036 0.6% 41
1948 55.6% 3,474 42.5% 2,659 1.9% 121
1944 64.4% 4,107 34.7% 2,212 0.9% 58
1940 60.5% 4,991 38.6% 3,186 0.9% 70
1936 49.9% 4,232 49.8% 4,224 0.4% 30
1932 45.4% 3,707 51.4% 4,199 3.2% 259
1928 73.2% 5,900 25.6% 2,058 1.2% 98
1924 63.2% 4,957 26.1% 2,050 10.7% 836
1920 62.8% 4,507 33.6% 2,414 3.6% 256
1916 44.7% 3,770 50.7% 4,276 4.6% 390
1912 17.6% 850 40.8% 1,969 41.6% 2,005[b]
1908 50.3% 2,671 43.1% 2,288 6.6% 351
1904 65.0% 3,670 26.9% 1,516 8.1% 459
1900 51.2% 3,128 47.5% 2,901 1.4% 85
1896 45.0% 2,903 53.9% 3,481 1.1% 71
1892 43.8% 2,604 56.2% 3,345
1888 57.5% 3,442 23.1% 1,380 19.5% 1,165

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Media[change | change source]

Osage County is served by a weekly newspaper, The Osage County Herald-Chronicle is a weekly newspaper for Osage County. The newspaper publishes about 4,500 papers, making it the 3rd biggest paid weekly newspaper in the state of Kansas.

The Herald-Chronicle was created by the merger of The Osage County Herald and The Osage County Chronicle in February 2007.

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Osage 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 July 2, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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 includes 2,532 votes (34.1%) for independent Ross Perot and 31 total votes (0.4%) for either Libertarian Andre Marrou or various write-in candidates
  2. This total comprises 1,588 votes (32.9%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 417 votes (8.6%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 38°39′N 95°44′W / 38.650°N 95.733°W / 38.650; -95.733