Scott County, Kansas

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Scott County
Monument at Battle Canyon, site of the Battle of Punished Woman's Fork during the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878
Map of Kansas highlighting Scott 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°28′00″N 100°54′00″W / 38.4667°N 100.9°W / 38.4667; -100.9
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forWinfield Scott[1]
SeatScott City
Largest cityScott City
Area
 • Total718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land718 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.02%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,032
 • Density6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteCounty Website

Scott County (standard abbreviation: SC) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 4,936 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Scott City.[3] Scott City is the only city in the county.

History[change | change source]

In 1873, Scott County was created.

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 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.02%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188043
18901,2622,834.9%
19001,098−13.0%
19103,047177.5%
19203,1212.4%
19303,97627.4%
19403,773−5.1%
19504,92130.4%
19605,2286.2%
19705,6067.2%
19805,7823.1%
19905,289−8.5%
20005,120−3.2%
20104,936−3.6%
Est. 20165,032[5]1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[2]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Before 1940, Scott County was a swing county. They voted for the national winner in every presidential election from 1904 to 1936. After 1940, it has become one of the most Republican counties in the entire nation. Each of the last six presidential elections have resulted in the Republican candidate winning over 70 percent of the county's vote.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.7% 1,865 10.7% 236 4.6% 101
2012 84.2% 1,728 13.5% 277 2.3% 47
2008 83.7% 1,823 14.7% 321 1.6% 35
2004 83.7% 1,924 15.1% 347 1.2% 28
2000 78.6% 1,811 18.2% 418 3.2% 74
1996 73.4% 1,750 19.2% 458 7.4% 176
1992 56.3% 1,426 18.9% 480 24.8% 628
1988 67.0% 1,590 30.2% 717 2.9% 68
1984 81.1% 2,017 17.2% 427 1.7% 42
1980 75.6% 1,829 18.9% 456 5.5% 133
1976 54.7% 1,195 42.1% 919 3.2% 69
1972 74.3% 1,547 21.6% 449 4.1% 86
1968 66.3% 1,374 24.1% 500 9.7% 200
1964 52.5% 1,143 46.7% 1,016 0.8% 18
1960 71.3% 1,514 28.2% 598 0.6% 12
1956 75.1% 1,376 24.6% 451 0.3% 5
1952 78.3% 1,681 20.6% 443 1.0% 22
1948 56.9% 1,040 40.4% 739 2.7% 50
1944 60.9% 903 38.1% 565 0.9% 14
1940 57.2% 988 41.5% 717 1.2% 21
1936 36.3% 625 63.6% 1,096 0.2% 3
1932 34.0% 595 62.5% 1,092 3.5% 61
1928 65.8% 886 33.4% 450 0.8% 11
1924 50.9% 734 30.8% 445 18.3% 264
1920 58.5% 636 34.9% 379 6.6% 72
1916 33.2% 416 54.5% 684 12.4% 155
1912 9.2% 56 40.8% 247 50.0% 303[a]
1908 47.1% 324 42.7% 294 10.2% 70
1904 62.6% 275 18.0% 79 19.4% 85
1900 44.1% 128 54.8% 159 1.0% 3
1896 36.0% 91 63.6% 161 0.4% 1
1892 46.0% 142 54.0% 167
1888 54.7% 294 33.8% 182 11.5% 62

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Library[change | change source]

The Scott County Public Library is at 110 West 8th in Scott City. The Scott County Library was the first free county public library in the state of Kansas. It was created in 1923.[11]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Scott County (map legend)

City[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcome to the Scott County website". Scott County, Kansas. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  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 29, 2014.
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  11. History of Early Scott County, Scott County Historical Society, 1977. pp. 306-307.
Notes
  1. This total comprises 232 votes (38.3%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 71 votes (11.7%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

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