Pratt County, Kansas

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Pratt County, Kansas
County
Pratt county kansas courthouse 2009.jpg
Pratt County Courthouse in Pratt
Map of Kansas highlighting Pratt County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forCaleb S. Pratt [1]
SeatPratt
Largest cityPratt
Area
 • Total736 sq mi (1,906 km2)
 • Land735 sq mi (1,904 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.09%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)9,584
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsitePrattCounty.org

Pratt County (standard abbreviation: PR) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 9,656 people lived there.[2] The county seat is Pratt. Pratt is also the biggest city in Pratt County.[3]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Pratt County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 736 square miles (1,910 km2). Of that, 735 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.09%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Age pyramid
Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,890
18908,118329.5%
19007,085−12.7%
191011,15657.5%
192012,90915.7%
193013,3123.1%
194012,348−7.2%
195012,156−1.6%
196012,122−0.3%
197010,056−17.0%
198010,2752.2%
19909,702−5.6%
20009,647−0.6%
20109,6560.1%
Est. 20169,584[5]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[2]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.9% 2,838 20.1% 771 6.1% 233
2012 72.9% 2,771 25.8% 980 1.3% 50
2008 67.4% 2,822 30.9% 1,294 1.8% 74
2004 71.2% 3,121 27.4% 1,200 1.4% 63
2000 65.3% 2,885 29.8% 1,314 4.9% 217
1996 58.9% 2,591 31.1% 1,367 10.1% 443
1992 37.2% 1,779 30.6% 1,466 32.2% 1,541
1988 59.0% 2,505 38.9% 1,651 2.1% 89
1984 71.3% 3,244 27.6% 1,255 1.1% 50
1980 61.2% 2,866 29.2% 1,369 9.6% 448
1976 50.0% 2,427 47.6% 2,307 2.4% 116
1972 71.2% 3,253 26.6% 1,214 2.2% 102
1968 57.9% 2,670 32.3% 1,490 9.8% 451
1964 48.6% 2,493 50.6% 2,594 0.8% 42
1960 63.6% 3,501 35.7% 1,968 0.7% 37
1956 64.5% 3,620 34.9% 1,956 0.6% 34
1952 68.9% 3,998 30.0% 1,743 1.1% 64
1948 50.2% 2,878 48.0% 2,751 1.8% 102
1944 52.9% 2,658 46.4% 2,334 0.7% 37
1940 49.9% 2,930 48.9% 2,870 1.1% 67
1936 33.4% 1,946 66.4% 3,871 0.2% 10
1932 40.2% 2,167 57.6% 3,109 2.2% 121
1928 80.6% 4,055 18.6% 934 0.9% 43
1924 57.4% 2,762 25.0% 1,205 17.6% 848
1920 64.2% 2,722 33.8% 1,433 2.1% 88
1916 37.9% 1,820 54.3% 2,607 7.7% 371
1912 15.1% 372 38.3% 947 46.6% 1,152[a]
1908 50.5% 1,193 43.5% 1,027 6.0% 141
1904 63.4% 1,076 24.8% 421 11.7% 199
1900 49.0% 821 48.8% 816 2.2% 37
1896 42.7% 621 56.4% 820 0.9% 13
1892 44.2% 947 55.8% 1,196
1888 50.2% 1,115 29.3% 652 20.5% 455

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Pratt County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pratt, Kansas History". Kansas Community Networks. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  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 28, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  10. Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
Notes
  1. This total comprises 984 votes (39.82 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 168 votes (6.80 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°39′N 98°44′W / 37.650°N 98.733°W / 37.650; -98.733