Seward County, Kansas

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Seward County
Seward County Courthouse in Liberal
Seward County Courthouse in Liberal
Map of Kansas highlighting Seward County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°12′N 100°48′W / 37.2°N 100.8°W / 37.2; -100.8
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forWilliam H. Seward
SeatLiberal
Largest cityLiberal
Area
 • Total640 sq mi (1,700 km2)
 • Land639 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
22,709
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteSewardCountyKS.org
Seward County Veterans Memorial

Seward County (standard abbreviation: SW) is a county of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 22,952 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Liberal. Liberal is also the biggest city in Seward County.[2] The county was created on March 20, 1873. It was named after William Henry Seward.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,700 km2). Of that, 639 square miles (1,660 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[3] It borders Oklahoma to the south.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18805
18901,50329,960.0%
1900822−45.3%
19104,091397.7%
19206,22052.0%
19308,07529.8%
19406,540−19.0%
19509,97252.5%
196015,93059.7%
197015,744−1.2%
198017,0718.4%
199018,7439.8%
200022,51020.1%
201022,9522.0%
Est. 201622,709[4]−1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

The Liberal, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Seward County.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 62.7% 3,159 32.3% 1,628 5.0% 251
2012 69.9% 3,617 28.8% 1,490 1.3% 69
2008 71.1% 3,791 28.0% 1,493 1.0% 52
2004 78.5% 4,272 20.6% 1,122 0.8% 45
2000 75.9% 3,869 22.1% 1,126 2.0% 101
1996 68.4% 3,812 23.5% 1,309 8.1% 452
1992 51.1% 3,477 21.9% 1,488 27.1% 1,841
1988 70.5% 4,089 28.6% 1,655 0.9% 53
1984 80.5% 5,222 18.5% 1,198 1.0% 64
1980 70.8% 4,385 23.6% 1,460 5.6% 346
1976 64.2% 3,604 34.0% 1,907 1.9% 104
1972 77.3% 3,866 19.8% 989 3.0% 148
1968 62.3% 3,065 26.3% 1,291 11.4% 562
1964 53.3% 2,910 46.1% 2,520 0.6% 32
1960 70.4% 3,974 29.3% 1,654 0.3% 14
1956 71.0% 2,885 28.6% 1,162 0.5% 19
1952 72.8% 3,136 26.6% 1,146 0.6% 26
1948 52.0% 1,829 45.9% 1,614 2.1% 74
1944 53.9% 1,590 45.5% 1,342 0.6% 17
1940 49.7% 1,503 48.7% 1,474 1.7% 50
1936 35.6% 1,108 64.2% 1,997 0.1% 4
1932 43.6% 1,297 53.0% 1,576 3.3% 99
1928 77.0% 1,873 22.1% 538 0.9% 22
1924 52.0% 1,184 29.7% 676 18.3% 417
1920 61.5% 1,290 34.4% 722 4.1% 85
1916 34.5% 678 56.3% 1,105 9.2% 181
1912 15.0% 155 38.1% 394 47.0% 486[a]
1908 48.1% 427 46.5% 413 5.4% 48
1904 65.5% 152 26.7% 62 7.8% 18
1900 60.4% 122 38.1% 77 1.5% 3
1896 55.9% 100 43.6% 78 0.6% 1
1892 57.1% 156 42.9% 117
1888 61.2% 400 31.7% 207 7.2% 47

Seward County has voted Republican since 1940.[10] The last time Seward County voted for a Democratic candidate for President was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[11] In the Kansas Senate it is currently represented by Republican Garrett Love. In the Kansas House of Representatives it is represented by Republicans Bill Light and Carl Holmes.[12]

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Seward 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 29, 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 29, 2014.
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  10. David Leip's Atlas of US Elections
  11. Geographie Electorale
  12. Institute for Policy and Social Research Archived 2010-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
Notes
  1. This total comprises 355 votes (34.3%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 131 votes (12.7%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Historical railroad trestle - "Samson of the Cimarron"
Maps