Rooks County, Kansas

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Rooks County, Kansas
County
Rooks County, Kansas courthouse from NE 1.JPG
Rooks County courthouse in Stockton
Map of Kansas highlighting Rooks 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 forJohn C. Rooks
SeatStockton
Largest cityPlainville
Area
 • Total895 sq mi (2,318 km2)
 • Land891 sq mi (2,308 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)5,076
 • Density5.8/sq mi (2.2/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
WebsiteRooksCounty.net

Rooks County (standard abbreviation: RO) is a county of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, 5,181 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Stockton,[2] and the largest city is Plainville.

History[change | change source]

Rooks County was founded on February 26, 1867 and named for Private John C. Rooks of the 11th Kansas Infantry who died at the Battle of Prairie Grove near Fayetteville, Arkansas, during the Civil War.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 895 square miles (2,320 km2). Of that 891 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18808,112
18908,018−1.2%
19007,960−0.7%
191011,28241.7%
19209,966−11.7%
19309,534−4.3%
19408,497−10.9%
19509,0436.4%
19609,7347.6%
19707,628−21.6%
19807,006−8.2%
19906,039−13.8%
20005,685−5.9%
20105,181−8.9%
Est. 20165,076[5]−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.0% 2,031 11.4% 275 4.7% 113
2012 82.9% 2,038 14.7% 361 2.5% 61
2008 79.9% 2,068 18.1% 468 2.0% 52
2004 78.3% 2,121 19.7% 534 2.0% 55
2000 72.7% 2,016 21.5% 597 5.8% 162
1996 66.9% 1,864 23.3% 650 9.8% 273
1992 40.4% 1,249 25.0% 771 34.6% 1,070
1988 64.5% 1,938 33.7% 1,012 1.9% 57
1984 77.8% 2,604 20.9% 699 1.4% 46
1980 71.4% 2,275 22.8% 725 5.9% 187
1976 53.0% 1,664 45.0% 1,412 1.9% 61
1972 71.7% 2,457 26.4% 904 1.9% 64
1968 63.0% 2,252 28.3% 1,012 8.7% 310
1964 50.6% 1,985 49.0% 1,923 0.4% 16
1960 63.3% 2,840 36.5% 1,639 0.2% 11
1956 70.9% 3,059 28.7% 1,238 0.4% 19
1952 74.3% 3,331 24.7% 1,105 1.0% 46
1948 56.6% 2,197 42.1% 1,636 1.3% 49
1944 66.5% 2,361 32.9% 1,166 0.6% 22
1940 60.6% 2,590 38.6% 1,650 0.8% 33
1936 49.0% 2,150 51.0% 2,235 0.0% 0
1932 46.4% 2,005 51.6% 2,229 2.0% 88
1928 70.7% 2,583 28.6% 1,044 0.7% 25
1924 66.0% 2,442 25.1% 930 8.8% 327
1920 69.9% 2,143 27.5% 843 2.6% 78
1916 38.3% 1,621 56.5% 2,394 5.2% 219
1912 24.1% 545 38.3% 865 37.6% 848
1908 53.1% 1,280 41.6% 1,003 5.2% 126
1904 64.5% 1,266 25.2% 495 10.3% 203
1900 49.3% 927 49.2% 925 1.5% 29
1896 45.1% 817 53.6% 971 1.3% 24
1892 47.9% 811 52.1% 881
1888 58.3% 1,112 21.6% 412 20.1% 383

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Rooks County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Rooks County is divided into twelve townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Township 1 71203 280 1 (3) 276 (107) 1 (0) 0.23% 39°27′6″N 99°6′8″W / 39.45167°N 99.10222°W / 39.45167; -99.10222
Township 2 71207 382 1 (4) 278 (107) 1 (0) 0.25% 39°26′33″N 99°13′22″W / 39.44250°N 99.22278°W / 39.44250; -99.22278
Township 3 71211 Stockton 1,489 8 (21) 184 (71) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°27′13″N 99°17′35″W / 39.45361°N 99.29306°W / 39.45361; -99.29306
Township 4 71215 27 0 (1) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.12% 39°21′11″N 99°18′36″W / 39.35306°N 99.31000°W / 39.35306; -99.31000
Township 5 71219 74 0 (1) 276 (107) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°30′10″N 99°30′0″W / 39.50278°N 99.50000°W / 39.50278; -99.50000
Township 6 71224 60 0 (1) 173 (67) 13 (5) 7.13% 39°24′44″N 99°26′24″W / 39.41222°N 99.44000°W / 39.41222; -99.44000
Township 7 71229 218 2 (6) 91 (35) 1 (0) 0.93% 39°20′37″N 99°33′24″W / 39.34361°N 99.55667°W / 39.34361; -99.55667
Township 8 71234 344 4 (10) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 39°15′20″N 99°33′33″W / 39.25556°N 99.55917°W / 39.25556; -99.55917
Township 9 71239 51 1 (1) 94 (36) 0 (0) 0.05% 39°10′31″N 99°32′20″W / 39.17528°N 99.53889°W / 39.17528; -99.53889
Township 10 71243 197 1 (3) 187 (72) 0 (0) 0.08% 39°14′5″N 99°26′0″W / 39.23472°N 99.43333°W / 39.23472; -99.43333
Township 11 71246 Plainville 2,380 9 (22) 279 (108) 1 (0) 0.44% 39°14′13″N 99°17′39″W / 39.23694°N 99.29417°W / 39.23694; -99.29417
Township 12 71249 183 1 (2) 277 (107) 1 (0) 0.24% 39°12′56″N 99°9′10″W / 39.21556°N 99.15278°W / 39.21556; -99.15278

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. Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  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

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