Phillips County, Kansas

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Phillips County
Phillips County Courthouse in Phillipsburg
Phillips County Courthouse in Phillipsburg
Map of Kansas highlighting Phillips 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°48′N 99°18′W / 39.8°N 99.3°W / 39.8; -99.3
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forWilliam A. Phillips
SeatPhillipsburg
Largest cityPhillipsburg
Area
 • Total895 sq mi (2,320 km2)
 • Land886 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water8.7 sq mi (23 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,428
 • Density6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty website

Phillips County (standard abbreviation: PL) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 5,642 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Phillipsburg. Phillipsburg is also the biggest city in Phillips County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Phillips County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 895 square miles (2,320 km2). Of that, 886 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.0%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188012,014
189013,66113.7%
190014,4425.7%
191014,150−2.0%
192012,505−11.6%
193012,159−2.8%
194010,435−14.2%
19509,273−11.1%
19608,709−6.1%
19707,888−9.4%
19807,406−6.1%
19906,590−11.0%
20006,001−8.9%
20105,642−6.0%
Est. 20165,428[4]−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.8% 2,233 11.3% 300 4.9% 131
2012 83.2% 2,135 14.9% 382 1.9% 48
2008 78.9% 2,105 19.7% 525 1.4% 37
2004 79.2% 2,256 19.6% 557 1.2% 34
2000 73.7% 2,057 21.9% 611 4.4% 124
1996 66.3% 2,005 25.1% 758 8.6% 261
1992 46.6% 1,579 24.9% 843 28.5% 966
1988 69.9% 2,316 29.0% 960 1.2% 39
1984 80.9% 2,813 18.0% 626 1.1% 38
1980 74.5% 2,731 20.4% 748 5.1% 188
1976 63.1% 2,317 34.4% 1,264 2.6% 94
1972 76.2% 2,919 21.6% 827 2.3% 87
1968 68.3% 2,567 22.5% 844 9.3% 348
1964 54.1% 2,164 45.1% 1,804 0.8% 32
1960 75.3% 3,123 24.2% 1,004 0.4% 18
1956 75.5% 3,117 23.9% 985 0.7% 27
1952 80.2% 3,713 19.1% 884 0.7% 34
1948 66.3% 2,715 29.9% 1,223 3.8% 156
1944 72.7% 3,053 26.2% 1,098 1.1% 46
1940 69.5% 3,676 29.6% 1,563 1.0% 51
1936 59.6% 3,193 40.2% 2,154 0.2% 11
1932 40.6% 2,165 56.5% 3,007 2.9% 155
1928 69.8% 3,206 29.0% 1,332 1.2% 57
1924 55.0% 2,647 28.6% 1,376 16.5% 792
1920 68.6% 2,862 29.5% 1,230 1.9% 80
1916 41.8% 2,271 53.7% 2,912 4.5% 245
1912 18.7% 594 39.6% 1,257 41.7% 1,324[a]
1908 52.3% 1,762 44.2% 1,490 3.6% 120
1904 66.4% 2,147 25.1% 811 8.5% 275
1900 52.3% 1,691 46.7% 1,511 1.1% 34
1896 47.2% 1,374 51.8% 1,507 1.0% 28
1892 47.8% 1,352 52.2% 1,477
1888 53.9% 1,681 24.5% 763 21.7% 677

Phillips County is very Republican. No Democratic Presidential candidate has won Phillips County since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Phillips 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 28, 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. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 1,181 votes (37.2%) 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°48′N 99°21′W / 39.800°N 99.350°W / 39.800; -99.350