Reno County, Kansas

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Reno County
Reno County Courthouse in Hutchinson
Reno County Courthouse in Hutchinson
Map of Kansas highlighting Reno County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°47′04″N 98°00′01″W / 37.7844°N 98.0003°W / 37.7844; -98.0003
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forJesse Lee Reno
SeatHutchinson
Largest cityHutchinson
Area
 • Total1,272 sq mi (3,290 km2)
 • Land1,255 sq mi (3,250 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  1.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
63,220
 • Density51/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteRenoGov.org

Reno County (standard abbreviation: RN) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 64,511 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Hutchinson. Hutchinson is also the biggest city in Reno County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Reno County was created.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a railroad from Herington to Pratt.[3] This railroad connected Herington, Ramona, Tampa, Durham, Waldeck, Canton, Galva, McPherson, Groveland, Inman, Medora, Hutchinson, Whiteside, Partridge, Arlington, Langdon, Turon, Preston, Natrona, Pratt. In 1888, this main line was extended to Liberal. Later, this railroad was extended to Tucumcari, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. This railroad is called the "Golden State Limited".

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,272 square miles (3,290 km2). Of that, 1,255 square miles (3,250 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (1.3%) is water.[4] It is the third-biggest county by area in Kansas.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188012,826
189027,079111.1%
190029,0277.2%
191037,85330.4%
192044,42317.4%
193047,7857.6%
194052,1659.2%
195054,0583.6%
196059,0559.2%
197060,7652.9%
198064,9836.9%
199062,389−4.0%
200064,7903.8%
201064,511−0.4%
Est. 201663,220[5]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

The Hutchinson Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Reno County.

Government[change | change source]

Russell county is almost always Republican. The last time a democratic candidate won the county was in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 63.2% 15,513 27.9% 6,837 8.9% 2,186
2012 64.4% 15,718 33.1% 8,085 2.5% 619
2008 60.6% 16,112 37.3% 9,916 2.2% 574
2004 65.0% 17,748 33.4% 9,114 1.7% 462
2000 59.7% 15,179 35.5% 9,025 4.8% 1,226
1996 54.3% 14,275 34.6% 9,108 11.1% 2,917
1992 40.1% 11,377 32.6% 9,257 27.3% 7,738
1988 51.1% 12,753 46.3% 11,545 2.6% 656
1984 63.3% 16,568 35.3% 9,229 1.4% 362
1980 52.9% 13,804 36.8% 9,615 10.4% 2,702
1976 42.3% 11,212 55.1% 14,620 2.6% 680
1972 63.8% 15,714 33.2% 8,183 3.0% 731
1968 50.3% 11,804 42.1% 9,872 7.7% 1,798
1964 36.8% 8,829 62.3% 14,936 0.9% 208
1960 60.2% 14,655 39.3% 9,557 0.5% 127
1956 66.6% 15,057 33.0% 7,461 0.5% 102
1952 68.6% 15,762 28.5% 6,555 2.9% 666
1948 51.9% 11,187 46.2% 9,957 2.0% 423
1944 58.7% 11,004 40.6% 7,604 0.7% 135
1940 53.6% 12,448 45.4% 10,543 0.9% 217
1936 37.6% 8,607 62.0% 14,203 0.4% 88
1932 47.3% 8,972 49.3% 9,351 3.4% 647
1928 76.3% 12,872 22.8% 3,843 0.9% 153
1924 65.2% 10,339 23.2% 3,675 11.6% 1,837
1920 67.1% 9,649 30.5% 4,385 2.4% 341
1916 46.1% 6,870 44.8% 6,683 9.2% 1,366
1912 20.9% 1,668 42.1% 3,360 37.0% 2,947
1908 52.7% 4,092 43.6% 3,381 3.7% 289
1904 69.3% 4,245 23.2% 1,423 7.4% 455
1900 56.0% 3,769 42.5% 2,859 1.5% 100
1896 52.0% 3,373 47.0% 3,051 1.0% 67
1892 50.0% 3,166 50.0% 3,166[a]
1888 56.6% 3,398 30.7% 1,841 12.7% 763

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Reno 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. Rock Island Rail History
  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. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 3,097 votes (48.9%) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 69 (1.1%) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 37°57′N 98°05′W / 37.950°N 98.083°W / 37.950; -98.083