Rice County, Kansas

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Rice County, Kansas
County
Rice County P5310409.JPG
Wheat field in Central Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Rice 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 forSamuel Allen Rice
SeatLyons
Largest cityLyons
Area
 • Total728 sq mi (1,886 km2)
 • Land726 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Water1.7 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)9,831
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsiteRiceCounty.us

Rice County (standard abbreviation: RC) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 10,083 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Lyons. Lyons is also the biggest city in Rice County.[2] The county was named after Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier-General, United States volunteers, killed April 30, 1864, at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas.[3]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Rice County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 728 square miles (1,890 km2). Of that, 726 square miles (1,880 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.2%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Age pyramid
Historical population
Census Pop.
18705
18809,292185,740.0%
189014,45155.5%
190014,7452.0%
191015,1062.4%
192014,832−1.8%
193013,800−7.0%
194017,21324.7%
195015,635−9.2%
196013,909−11.0%
197012,320−11.4%
198011,900−3.4%
199010,610−10.8%
200010,7611.4%
201010,083−6.3%
Est. 20169,831[5]−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.6% 2,837 18.3% 695 7.2% 272
2012 72.7% 2,676 24.8% 911 2.6% 94
2008 69.1% 2,780 28.9% 1,163 1.9% 78
2004 72.7% 3,182 25.8% 1,130 1.5% 64
2000 64.2% 2,903 31.5% 1,422 4.3% 195
1996 59.3% 2,842 29.9% 1,434 10.7% 513
1992 40.9% 2,158 29.5% 1,555 29.6% 1,558
1988 53.9% 2,503 43.8% 2,033 2.4% 109
1984 68.7% 3,598 29.8% 1,559 1.6% 82
1980 57.7% 3,211 33.2% 1,847 9.2% 510
1976 44.8% 2,584 53.0% 3,056 2.2% 125
1972 66.2% 3,843 31.5% 1,825 2.3% 135
1968 56.2% 3,141 36.7% 2,049 7.1% 396
1964 39.2% 2,390 60.1% 3,665 0.7% 43
1960 64.8% 4,329 34.9% 2,328 0.3% 23
1956 70.5% 4,638 29.3% 1,926 0.3% 17
1952 74.5% 5,572 24.5% 1,832 1.0% 74
1948 58.2% 4,002 40.0% 2,752 1.9% 128
1944 61.1% 4,024 38.1% 2,505 0.8% 55
1940 56.5% 4,792 42.9% 3,635 0.7% 56
1936 40.2% 3,318 59.5% 4,905 0.3% 22
1932 49.3% 3,107 48.2% 3,037 2.5% 154
1928 74.1% 4,321 25.1% 1,462 0.9% 52
1924 68.5% 3,920 22.8% 1,303 8.7% 497
1920 69.0% 3,651 28.9% 1,532 2.1% 112
1916 42.6% 2,494 47.9% 2,801 9.5% 557
1912 20.6% 697 38.8% 1,314 40.7% 1,378[a]
1908 51.4% 1,832 39.4% 1,407 9.2% 329
1904 64.2% 1,994 23.4% 727 12.5% 387
1900 54.4% 2,013 41.3% 1,527 4.3% 159
1896 48.8% 1,729 48.8% 1,731 2.5% 87
1892 46.8% 1,724 53.2% 1,961[b]
1888 57.8% 1,851 29.2% 934 13.1% 418

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges and Universities[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Rice 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. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Rice County". Kansas State Library. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-08-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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 1,186 votes (35.0%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 192 votes (5.7%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.
  2. This total comprises 1,821 votes (49.4%) were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 140 (3.8%) for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

More reading[change | change source]

County
Trails

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°21′N 98°12′W / 38.350°N 98.200°W / 38.350; -98.200