Rush County, Kansas

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Rush County
Rush County courthouse in La Crosse
Rush County courthouse in La Crosse
Map of Kansas highlighting Rush County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°31′00″N 99°18′00″W / 38.5167°N 99.3°W / 38.5167; -99.3
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forAlexander Rush
SeatLa Crosse
Largest cityLa Crosse
Area
 • Total718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.03%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,058
 • Density4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteRushCounty.org

Rush County (standard abbreviation: RH) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,307 people lived there.[1] The county seat is La Crosse. La Crosse is also the biggest city in Rush County.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1867, Rush County was created. Rush County was organized on December 5, 1874.[3] La Crosse and Rush Center competed to become the county seat. This lasted 10 years until La Crosse finally became the county seat.

20th century[change | change source]

The first county fair was held in 1910 south of Rush Center.[source?]

21st century[change | change source]

In 2015, the "Alexander Wind Farm" was built south of Alexander. It cost about $85 million. It generates 48 megawatts of power.[4][5]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 718 square miles (1,860 km2). Of that, 718 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.[6]

Walnut Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River, goes through the county. Other streams help provide it water.[7]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18805,490
18905,204−5.2%
19006,13417.9%
19107,82627.6%
19208,3606.8%
19309,0938.8%
19408,285−8.9%
19507,231−12.7%
19606,160−14.8%
19705,117−16.9%
19804,516−11.7%
19903,842−14.9%
20003,551−7.6%
20103,307−6.9%
Est. 20163,058[8]−7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.6% 1,197 15.5% 233 4.9% 73
2012 74.3% 1,166 23.4% 367 2.4% 37
2008 68.8% 1,225 28.3% 504 2.9% 52
2004 68.5% 1,226 28.9% 517 2.6% 46
2000 66.6% 1,235 27.2% 505 6.2% 114
1996 62.3% 1,239 27.5% 547 10.2% 203
1992 35.7% 756 32.6% 689 31.7% 670
1988 48.5% 1,045 47.4% 1,020 4.1% 88
1984 69.5% 1,758 28.4% 718 2.1% 54
1980 71.5% 1,840 21.7% 557 6.8% 175
1976 45.3% 1,170 52.7% 1,359 2.0% 52
1972 65.3% 1,639 32.1% 806 2.7% 67
1968 57.5% 1,471 33.8% 864 8.8% 225
1964 37.9% 1,098 61.3% 1,778 0.9% 25
1960 53.9% 1,668 45.8% 1,418 0.4% 11
1956 64.9% 2,007 34.9% 1,080 0.2% 7
1952 75.5% 2,650 24.0% 843 0.5% 17
1948 56.4% 1,840 41.7% 1,360 1.9% 62
1944 66.8% 2,193 32.8% 1,076 0.4% 14
1940 59.8% 2,394 39.7% 1,588 0.5% 19
1936 41.1% 1,733 58.8% 2,482 0.1% 4
1932 38.0% 1,433 60.3% 2,275 1.8% 66
1928 60.0% 1,985 39.2% 1,296 0.8% 26
1924 57.3% 1,780 25.3% 787 17.4% 542
1920 73.4% 2,017 22.0% 605 4.6% 125
1916 41.7% 1,223 50.3% 1,478 8.0% 235
1912 11.5% 210 47.5% 870 41.0% 751
1908 45.0% 764 52.7% 894 2.3% 39
1904 58.2% 883 37.6% 570 4.2% 64
1900 48.5% 681 51.0% 717 0.5% 7
1896 44.1% 515 55.1% 643 0.9% 10
1892 47.5% 570 52.5% 630
1888 58.7% 681 36.6% 424 4.7% 55

Rush County is very Republican.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Rush 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. Rush County, Kansas, Kansapedia
  4. NJR Clean Energy acquires Kansas wind farm; October 24, 2014.
  5. Siemens touts order for 21 wind turbines for Kansas project; KAKE tv; January 23, 2015. Archived January 24, 2015, at Archive.today
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. Wikisource Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Rush. II. A W. central county of Kansas" . The American Cyclopædia.
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  9. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  10. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  11. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  12. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  13. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Historical
Maps

Coordinates: 38°31′N 99°18′W / 38.517°N 99.300°W / 38.517; -99.300