Russell County, Kansas

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Russell County
Russell County Courthouse in Russell
Russell County Courthouse in Russell
Map of Kansas highlighting Russell 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°55′00″N 98°46′00″W / 38.9167°N 98.7667°W / 38.9167; -98.7667
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forAvra P. Russell
SeatRussell
Largest cityRussell
Area
 • Total899 sq mi (2,330 km2)
 • Land886 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
6,988
 • Density7.9/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty Website
1915-1918 Railroad Map of Russell County

Russell County (standard abbreviation: RS) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 6,970 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Russell. Russell is also the biggest city in Russell County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1867, Russell County was established.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,330 km2). Of that, 886 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 13 square miles (34 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870156
18807,3514,612.2%
18907,333−0.2%
19008,48915.8%
191010,80027.2%
192010,748−0.5%
193011,0452.8%
194013,46421.9%
195013,406−0.4%
196011,348−15.4%
19709,428−16.9%
19808,868−5.9%
19907,835−11.6%
20007,370−5.9%
20106,970−5.4%
Est. 20166,988[4]0.3%
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 election results
Presidential election results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.6% 2,574 14.4% 461 5.0% 158
2012 79.8% 2,553 18.5% 593 1.7% 54
2008 76.2% 2,509 22.4% 736 1.5% 48
2004 75.8% 2,671 23.0% 810 1.3% 44
2000 69.9% 2,434 25.5% 886 4.7% 162
1996 79.0% 3,347 16.6% 705 4.4% 186
1992 35.7% 1,434 29.3% 1,178 34.9% 1,403
1988 61.2% 2,403 36.9% 1,448 1.9% 75
1984 77.0% 3,673 22.1% 1,055 0.9% 43
1980 73.0% 3,241 20.5% 910 6.4% 286
1976 67.8% 3,165 31.1% 1,453 1.1% 51
1972 73.8% 3,168 23.6% 1,011 2.6% 113
1968 67.0% 3,177 26.6% 1,261 6.4% 301
1964 48.9% 2,435 50.3% 2,505 0.7% 37
1960 65.6% 3,607 34.0% 1,870 0.4% 24
1956 71.8% 3,920 28.0% 1,528 0.2% 13
1952 76.0% 4,813 23.7% 1,499 0.3% 21
1948 56.5% 3,113 42.5% 2,343 1.0% 56
1944 67.6% 3,344 32.0% 1,583 0.5% 23
1940 58.6% 3,714 40.7% 2,579 0.8% 49
1936 37.5% 2,241 62.4% 3,736 0.1% 7
1932 39.0% 1,805 58.8% 2,723 2.2% 103
1928 66.6% 2,782 32.7% 1,366 0.8% 32
1924 64.3% 2,637 16.8% 687 19.0% 777
1920 75.3% 2,407 22.6% 724 2.1% 67
1916 48.9% 2,011 47.0% 1,934 4.1% 169
1912 16.9% 416 40.0% 983 43.1% 1,061[a]
1908 57.1% 1,360 41.0% 976 1.9% 45
1904 71.4% 1,451 25.3% 515 3.3% 66
1900 59.7% 1,233 39.2% 810 1.1% 22
1896 51.6% 902 47.1% 823 1.3% 23
1892 57.4% 1,007 42.6% 746
1888 60.8% 953 36.4% 571 2.8% 43

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

  • Central Plains USD 112 (serves Dorrance and southeastern part of county south of I-70; extends into Barton, Ellsworth and Rice Counties)
  • Sylvan-Lucas Unified USD 299 (serves Lucas, Luray and northeast part of county along K-18; extends into Lincoln County)
  • Natoma/Paradise/Waldo USD 399 (serves Paradise, Waldo and northwest part of county along K-18; extends into Osborne and Rooks Counties)
  • Russell USD 407 (serves cities of Russell, Gorham, Bunker Hill and rural south central and southwest parts of county; does not extend into any other counties)

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Russell 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. "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
Notes
  1. This total comprises 993 votes (40.37 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 65 votes (2.76 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

County
Trails
  • Guide Map of the Best and Shortest Cattle Trail to the Kansas Pacific Railway; Kansas Pacific Railway Company; 1875. (Read Online)(Map)

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Other
Maps

Coordinates: 38°55′N 98°46′W / 38.917°N 98.767°W / 38.917; -98.767