Pottawatomie County, Kansas

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Pottawatomie County
Pottawatomie County Courthouse in Westmoreland (2009)
Pottawatomie County Courthouse in Westmoreland (2009)
Map of Kansas highlighting Pottawatomie 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°20′00″N 96°18′00″W / 39.3333°N 96.3°W / 39.3333; -96.3
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 20, 1857
Named forPotawatomi people
SeatWestmoreland
Largest cityManhattan
Area
 • Total862 sq mi (2,230 km2)
 • Land841 sq mi (2,180 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  2.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
23,908
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitepottcounty.org

Pottawatomie County (standard abbreviation: PT) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 21,604 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Westmoreland.[2] The county is named after the Potawatomi group of Native Americans.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 862 square miles (2,230 km2). Of that 841 square miles (2,180 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (2.4%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,529
18707,848413.3%
188016,350108.3%
189017,7228.4%
190018,4704.2%
191017,522−5.1%
192016,154−7.8%
193015,862−1.8%
194014,015−11.6%
195012,344−11.9%
196011,957−3.1%
197011,755−1.7%
198014,78225.8%
199016,1289.1%
200018,20912.9%
201021,60418.6%
Est. 201723,908[4]10.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Pottawatomie County is part of the Manhattan Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.2% 7,612 20.8% 2,225 8.0% 856
2012 71.8% 6,804 24.6% 2,335 3.6% 340
2008 70.2% 6,929 26.3% 2,599 3.5% 349
2004 71.7% 6,326 24.7% 2,176 3.6% 321
2000 64.5% 4,985 26.4% 2,037 9.2% 709
1996 58.2% 4,504 25.8% 1,997 16.1% 1,243
1992 38.9% 3,106 26.3% 2,099 34.9% 2,785
1988 59.5% 3,897 38.9% 2,544 1.7% 108
1984 71.1% 4,598 27.8% 1,798 1.1% 72
1980 63.4% 3,895 28.1% 1,724 8.6% 525
1976 59.1% 3,483 39.3% 2,316 1.7% 98
1972 73.5% 3,947 24.2% 1,298 2.3% 124
1968 63.7% 3,267 26.7% 1,368 9.7% 495
1964 51.4% 2,606 48.0% 2,432 0.6% 32
1960 63.2% 3,666 36.6% 2,125 0.2% 13
1956 75.0% 4,335 24.6% 1,422 0.4% 25
1952 77.9% 4,944 21.9% 1,387 0.2% 12
1948 62.6% 3,709 36.6% 2,167 0.8% 45
1944 70.0% 4,074 29.7% 1,727 0.3% 18
1940 69.1% 5,045 30.5% 2,226 0.4% 28
1936 53.8% 3,977 44.4% 3,284 1.9% 137
1932 45.5% 3,339 53.2% 3,910 1.3% 97
1928 65.3% 4,451 34.4% 2,341 0.4% 24
1924 68.3% 4,340 23.1% 1,471 8.6% 545
1920 77.0% 4,481 22.2% 1,293 0.8% 49
1916 55.7% 3,688 42.8% 2,834 1.6% 104
1912 25.1% 1,058 37.9% 1,599 37.0% 1,559
1908 60.8% 2,650 38.5% 1,680 0.7% 30
1904 69.9% 2,632 27.7% 1,045 2.4% 91
1900 56.4% 2,556 42.6% 1,929 1.0% 46
1896 50.0% 2,308 49.3% 2,276 0.8% 37
1892 49.8% 2,107 50.2% 2,124[a]
1888 58.9% 2,419 35.8% 1,471 5.2% 214

Pottawatomie County is very Republican. The only Democratic Presidential candidate to get a majority in Pottawatomie County was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. Since 1940 only Lyndon Johnson in 1964 has gotten as much as forty percent of the county’s vote.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

The Unified School Districts that serve Pottawatomie County include:

Private schools[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Pottawatomie County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  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 March 8, 2019.
  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. 2,101 votes (49.66 percent) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 23 (0.54 percent) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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