Ottawa County, Kansas

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Ottawa County
Downtown Minneapolis (2009)
Downtown Minneapolis (2009)
Map of Kansas highlighting Ottawa 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°08′00″N 97°40′00″W / 39.1333°N 97.6667°W / 39.1333; -97.6667
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 27, 1860
Named forOdawa tribe
SeatMinneapolis
Largest cityMinneapolis
Area
 • Total721 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Land721 sq mi (1,870 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (2 km2)  0.08%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,920
 • Density8.5/sq mi (3.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteOttawaCounty.org

Ottawa County (standard abbreviation: OT) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, 6,091 people lived there.[1] The largest city and county seat is Minneapolis.[2]

History[change | change source]

On February 27, 1860, Ottawa County was created. It was named for the Odawa tribe.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km2). Of that 721 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.[3]

Features[change | change source]

The Solomon River is the longest river in the county, entering from Cloud County to the northwest and exiting to Saline County to the southeast. The Saline River traverses the southwestern part of the county, going from Lincoln County to Saline County.

The largest lake is Ottawa State Fishing Lake, a 111-acre (0.45 km2) reservoir to the east of Minneapolis.[4] It is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Bordering counties[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18702,127
188010,307384.6%
189012,58122.1%
190011,182−11.1%
191011,8115.6%
192010,714−9.3%
19309,819−8.4%
19409,224−6.1%
19507,265−21.2%
19606,779−6.7%
19706,183−8.8%
19805,971−3.4%
19905,634−5.6%
20006,1639.4%
20106,091−1.2%
Est. 20165,920[5]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Ottawa County is part of the Salina, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.6% 2,283 14.6% 424 6.8% 196
2012 78.3% 2,295 19.0% 558 2.7% 80
2008 75.3% 2,323 22.8% 704 1.9% 59
2004 78.5% 2,333 20.0% 595 1.5% 43
2000 70.8% 1,977 22.6% 631 6.6% 183
1996 63.9% 1,846 26.0% 752 10.1% 292
1992 45.5% 1,284 27.1% 764 27.4% 772
1988 64.8% 1,836 33.6% 953 1.6% 45
1984 75.7% 2,345 22.6% 699 1.7% 52
1980 71.9% 2,118 21.4% 630 6.8% 199
1976 52.9% 1,629 45.2% 1,393 2.0% 60
1972 72.9% 2,065 24.9% 705 2.2% 61
1968 62.7% 1,740 28.0% 777 9.4% 260
1964 48.9% 1,491 50.3% 1,535 0.9% 26
1960 66.8% 2,190 32.7% 1,072 0.5% 16
1956 68.8% 2,329 30.6% 1,037 0.6% 19
1952 77.7% 2,916 21.3% 801 1.0% 38
1948 59.0% 2,203 38.1% 1,424 2.9% 107
1944 63.1% 2,428 35.8% 1,378 1.1% 41
1940 57.1% 2,810 41.9% 2,065 1.0% 50
1936 44.3% 2,230 55.3% 2,785 0.4% 18
1932 41.3% 1,884 55.0% 2,505 3.7% 170
1928 72.5% 3,158 26.0% 1,131 1.5% 65
1924 60.3% 2,475 20.8% 854 19.0% 779
1920 62.9% 2,512 34.0% 1,358 3.0% 121
1916 40.6% 2,013 54.6% 2,711 4.8% 240
1912 18.3% 517 44.7% 1,264 37.1% 1,048
1908 50.5% 1,444 44.3% 1,265 5.2% 148
1904 66.3% 1,682 18.8% 477 14.9% 379
1900 51.6% 1,509 46.8% 1,367 1.6% 48
1896 45.3% 1,256 53.6% 1,486 1.1% 31
1892 47.5% 1,444 52.5% 1,597
1888 56.1% 1,569 27.5% 769 16.4% 460

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Ottawa County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Ottawa County is divided into twenty townships. The city of Minneapolis is considered governmentally independent and is excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Bennington 06100 1,116 10 (27) 109 (42) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°0′31″N 97°36′20″W / 39.00861°N 97.60556°W / 39.00861; -97.60556
Blaine 07150 111 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.07% 39°10′7″N 97°39′50″W / 39.16861°N 97.66389°W / 39.16861; -97.66389
Buckeye 08975 101 1 (3) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.13% 39°0′4″N 97°31′20″W / 39.00111°N 97.52222°W / 39.00111; -97.52222
Center 11975 72 1 (2) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°6′53″N 97°44′39″W / 39.11472°N 97.74417°W / 39.11472; -97.74417
Chapman 12575 67 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°16′47″N 97°24′53″W / 39.27972°N 97.41472°W / 39.27972; -97.41472
Concord 15175 209 2 (6) 90 (35) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°5′9″N 97°39′37″W / 39.08583°N 97.66028°W / 39.08583; -97.66028
Culver 16725 318 3 (9) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.08% 38°59′40″N 97°46′14″W / 38.99444°N 97.77056°W / 38.99444; -97.77056
Durham 19075 25 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°9′57″N 97°24′54″W / 39.16583°N 97.41500°W / 39.16583; -97.41500
Fountain 24075 190 2 (5) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.02% 39°10′6″N 97°53′1″W / 39.16833°N 97.88361°W / 39.16833; -97.88361
Garfield 25725 95 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.11% 39°10′37″N 97°45′5″W / 39.17694°N 97.75139°W / 39.17694; -97.75139
Grant 27900 93 1 (3) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°9′53″N 97°33′14″W / 39.16472°N 97.55389°W / 39.16472; -97.55389
Henry 31325 22 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°6′18″N 97°53′6″W / 39.10500°N 97.88500°W / 39.10500; -97.88500
Lincoln 40950 143 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 38°59′31″N 97°26′13″W / 38.99194°N 97.43694°W / 38.99194; -97.43694
Logan 42050 82 1 (2) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.10% 39°15′4″N 97°38′29″W / 39.25111°N 97.64139°W / 39.25111; -97.64139
Morton 48500 498 5 (14) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°0′32″N 97°52′23″W / 39.00889°N 97.87306°W / 39.00889; -97.87306
Ottawa 53600 49 1 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.03% 39°4′1″N 97°26′11″W / 39.06694°N 97.43639°W / 39.06694; -97.43639
Richland 59500 218 2 (6) 92 (36) 0 (0) 0.51% 39°5′45″N 97°32′53″W / 39.09583°N 97.54806°W / 39.09583; -97.54806
Sheridan 64725 589 6 (16) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°16′3″N 97°46′2″W / 39.26750°N 97.76722°W / 39.26750; -97.76722
Sherman 65025 67 1 (2) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0% 39°16′1″N 97°32′27″W / 39.26694°N 97.54083°W / 39.26694; -97.54083
Stanton 67950 52 1 (1) 95 (37) 0 (0) 0.27% 39°15′21″N 97°52′45″W / 39.25583°N 97.87917°W / 39.25583; -97.87917

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "Ottawa State Fishing Lake". Archived from the original on 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-06-11. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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

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