Rawlins County, Kansas

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Rawlins County
Rawlins County Courthouse in Atwood
Rawlins County Courthouse in Atwood
Map of Kansas highlighting Rawlins 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°42′12″N 100°48′37″W / 39.7033°N 100.8103°W / 39.7033; -100.8103
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forJohn Aaron Rawlins
SeatAtwood
Largest cityAtwood
Area
 • Total1,070 sq mi (2,800 km2)
 • Land1,069 sq mi (2,770 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.01%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,549
 • Density2.4/sq mi (0.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty Website

Rawlins County (standard abbreviation: RA) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,519 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Atwood. Atwood is also the biggest city in Rawlins County.[2] It was named after Union Civil War General John Aaron Rawlins.

History[change | change source]

In 1873, Rawlins County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles (2,800 km2). Of that, 1,069 square miles (2,770 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,623
18906,756316.3%
19005,241−22.4%
19106,38021.7%
19206,7996.6%
19307,3628.3%
19406,618−10.1%
19505,728−13.4%
19605,279−7.8%
19704,393−16.8%
19804,105−6.6%
19903,404−17.1%
20002,966−12.9%
20102,519−15.1%
Est. 20162,549[4]1.2%
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 Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.9% 1,220 11.1% 163 6.1% 89
2012 84.7% 1,223 13.2% 190 2.2% 31
2008 80.5% 1,247 17.6% 273 1.9% 29
2004 82.2% 1,414 16.8% 289 1.0% 17
2000 77.5% 1,349 17.6% 306 4.9% 85
1996 73.8% 1,393 17.7% 335 8.5% 160
1992 52.9% 1,023 20.3% 393 26.8% 519
1988 66.5% 1,318 30.9% 612 2.7% 53
1984 78.1% 1,625 19.8% 412 2.2% 45
1980 73.4% 1,524 20.6% 427 6.0% 125
1976 53.9% 1,148 42.4% 903 3.8% 80
1972 70.5% 1,553 25.4% 560 4.1% 91
1968 65.9% 1,438 25.3% 553 8.8% 191
1964 57.1% 1,292 42.4% 959 0.4% 10
1960 61.7% 1,560 37.6% 951 0.6% 16
1956 69.9% 1,668 29.8% 711 0.3% 8
1952 75.8% 2,120 24.0% 670 0.2% 6
1948 55.1% 1,389 43.4% 1,095 1.5% 38
1944 61.7% 1,569 37.6% 955 0.7% 18
1940 58.0% 1,758 41.2% 1,247 0.8% 25
1936 40.1% 1,364 59.6% 2,029 0.3% 11
1932 31.1% 1,064 65.6% 2,245 3.3% 114
1928 57.8% 1,668 40.3% 1,164 1.9% 55
1924 45.8% 1,213 28.0% 742 26.2% 694
1920 64.8% 1,236 26.0% 495 9.2% 176
1916 35.1% 803 55.5% 1,271 9.5% 217
1912 16.6% 220 42.9% 568 40.4% 535
1908 47.4% 719 48.2% 732 4.4% 67
1904 61.1% 749 33.1% 405 5.8% 71
1900 45.9% 577 53.1% 668 1.0% 12
1896 41.8% 439 57.9% 609 0.3% 3
1892 43.8% 592 55.9% 756 0.3% 4
1888 57.3% 1,023 35.5% 633 7.2% 129

The county is part of the very Republican Kansas's 1st congressional district. It has voted for the Republican candidate for President in each of the last eighteen elections. The last Democrat to win the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[10] In the last five Presidential elections the Democratic candidate has never won more than 21% of the county's vote.[11]

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Rawlins County (map legend)

Incorporated 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 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
  10. Geographie Electorale
  11. The New York Times electoral map (Zoom in on Kansas)

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Other
Maps

Coordinates: 39°48′N 101°06′W / 39.800°N 101.100°W / 39.800; -101.100