Osborne County, Kansas

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Osborne County
Osborne County Courthouse in Osborne
Osborne County Courthouse in Osborne
Map of Kansas highlighting Osborne 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°31′57″N 98°39′54″W / 39.5325°N 98.665°W / 39.5325; -98.665
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forVincent B. Osborne
SeatOsborne
Largest cityOsborne
Area
 • Total894 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Land893 sq mi (2,310 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,642
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteOsborneCounty.org

Osborne County (standard abbreviation: OB) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,858 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Osborne. Osborne is also the biggest city in Osborne County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Osborne County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 894 square miles (2,320 km2). Of that, 893 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3] The south fork of Solomon River goes through the county. The land has rolling hills and prairies.[4]

The geodetic center of North America is within the county.[5] The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County, which is close to Osborne County.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187033
188012,51737,830.3%
189012,083−3.5%
190011,844−2.0%
191012,8278.3%
192012,441−3.0%
193011,568−7.0%
19409,835−15.0%
19508,558−13.0%
19607,506−12.3%
19706,416−14.5%
19805,959−7.1%
19904,867−18.3%
20004,452−8.5%
20103,858−13.3%
Est. 20163,642[6]−5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 81.7% 1,460 13.0% 233 5.3% 95
2012 80.5% 1,479 17.6% 324 1.9% 35
2008 77.2% 1,490 20.9% 403 1.9% 37
2004 76.5% 1,587 21.9% 454 1.6% 34
2000 70.5% 1,432 23.8% 484 5.6% 114
1996 66.1% 1,582 25.4% 608 8.4% 202
1992 38.5% 1,003 29.9% 779 31.7% 825
1988 60.6% 1,541 37.1% 943 2.4% 60
1984 74.6% 2,171 23.6% 686 1.8% 52
1980 73.3% 2,188 20.8% 620 5.9% 176
1976 55.4% 1,574 41.9% 1,190 2.7% 76
1972 73.4% 2,182 24.4% 724 2.2% 66
1968 65.4% 2,073 25.0% 793 9.6% 304
1964 50.0% 1,700 48.8% 1,659 1.2% 42
1960 70.0% 2,731 29.5% 1,152 0.5% 20
1956 73.7% 2,948 25.6% 1,023 0.7% 28
1952 81.2% 3,577 17.1% 754 1.6% 72
1948 62.9% 2,603 34.3% 1,420 2.8% 117
1944 71.5% 2,827 27.3% 1,078 1.2% 48
1940 68.6% 3,424 29.8% 1,488 1.7% 83
1936 55.5% 2,765 44.2% 2,200 0.3% 13
1932 51.9% 2,555 45.4% 2,231 2.7% 133
1928 81.3% 3,683 18.1% 821 0.5% 24
1924 71.6% 3,333 19.4% 905 9.0% 420
1920 74.5% 3,060 23.8% 980 1.7% 70
1916 42.3% 2,149 51.6% 2,621 6.1% 311
1912 26.8% 733 35.5% 972 37.7% 1,032[a]
1908 55.3% 1,665 37.6% 1,132 7.1% 214
1904 71.1% 1,765 16.9% 420 12.0% 299
1900 54.4% 1,555 43.4% 1,239 2.2% 63
1896 47.9% 1,325 50.7% 1,403 1.5% 41
1892 45.4% 1,162 54.6% 1,399
1888 64.6% 1,680 26.4% 686 9.0% 234

Osborne County is very Republican. No Democratic presidential candidate has won Osborne County since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Osborne 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. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Osborne" . The American Cyclopædia.
  5. World’s Largest Things; ‘Geodetic Center of the United States’
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 915 votes (33.4%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 105 votes (4.3%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 39°21′N 98°47′W / 39.350°N 98.783°W / 39.350; -98.783