Stevens County, Kansas

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Stevens County
Stevens County Courthouse in Hugoton
Stevens County Courthouse in Hugoton
Map of Kansas highlighting Stevens 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 101°18′W / 37.2°N 101.3°W / 37.2; -101.3
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 3, 1886
Named forThaddeus Stevens[1]
SeatHugoton
Largest cityHugoton
Area
 • Total727 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land727 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.02%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
5,584
 • Density7.9/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteStevensCoKS.org

Stevens County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,724.[2] Its county seat is Hugoton.[3] The county is named for the Reconstruction era Pennsylvania politician Thaddeus Stevens.[1]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

On July 25, 1888, the Hay Meadow Massacre was a violent county seat fight between groups from Hugoton and Woodsdale, where 4 men were murdered. On August 3, 1886, Stevens County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 727 square miles (1,880 km2). Of that 727 square miles (1,880 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.02%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188012
18901,41811,716.7%
1900620−56.3%
19102,453295.6%
19203,94360.7%
19304,65518.1%
19403,193−31.4%
19504,51641.4%
19604,400−2.6%
19704,198−4.6%
19804,73612.8%
19905,0486.6%
20005,4638.2%
20105,7244.8%
Est. 20165,584[5]−2.4%
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 Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.6% 1,599 11.6% 220 3.8% 72
2012 86.0% 1,749 12.4% 252 1.6% 33
2008 85.3% 1,815 13.3% 283 1.4% 29
2004 85.5% 1,936 13.7% 310 0.8% 19
2000 81.2% 1,714 16.3% 345 2.5% 52
1996 70.9% 1,548 18.5% 405 10.6% 231
1992 56.8% 1,408 15.7% 390 27.4% 679
1988 71.2% 1,642 26.5% 612 2.3% 53
1984 82.0% 1,863 17.0% 386 1.0% 22
1980 72.0% 1,502 22.9% 478 5.0% 105
1976 57.2% 1,262 40.9% 901 1.9% 42
1972 74.5% 1,392 21.8% 408 3.7% 69
1968 58.4% 1,157 26.6% 528 15.0% 297
1964 49.1% 992 49.8% 1,006 1.1% 22
1960 68.7% 1,405 30.8% 630 0.4% 9
1956 69.0% 1,273 30.6% 565 0.4% 7
1952 77.2% 1,480 22.1% 423 0.8% 15
1948 54.0% 822 43.8% 666 2.2% 33
1944 64.6% 760 35.2% 414 0.2% 2
1940 55.1% 851 43.6% 674 1.4% 21
1936 40.5% 701 59.1% 1,023 0.4% 6
1932 31.1% 578 65.9% 1,225 3.1% 57
1928 78.5% 1,133 20.8% 300 0.7% 10
1924 66.6% 913 22.0% 302 11.4% 157
1920 69.5% 876 27.4% 346 3.1% 39
1916 33.5% 391 55.3% 646 11.2% 131
1912 19.3% 117 39.2% 237 41.5% 251[a]
1908 48.2% 258 40.2% 215 11.6% 62
1904 64.2% 122 21.1% 40 14.7% 28
1900 42.3% 66 57.1% 89 0.6% 1
1896 32.2% 48 67.8% 101 0.0% 0
1892 31.5% 85 68.5% 185
1888 41.0% 307 35.8% 268 23.2% 174

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Stevens County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

Unincorporated community[change | change source]

Townships[change | change source]

Stevens County is divided into six 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
Banner 04125 164 1 (2) 277 (107) 0 (0) 0% 37°3′41″N 101°11′37″W / 37.06139°N 101.19361°W / 37.06139; -101.19361
Center 12200 4,131 15 (38) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°10′38″N 101°19′7″W / 37.17722°N 101.31861°W / 37.17722; -101.31861
Harmony 30150 143 1 (1) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0% 37°19′22″N 101°26′55″W / 37.32278°N 101.44861°W / 37.32278; -101.44861
Moscow 48625 711 2 (4) 442 (171) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°18′28″N 101°12′12″W / 37.30778°N 101.20333°W / 37.30778; -101.20333
Voorhees 74200 145 0 (1) 349 (135) 0 (0) 0% 37°3′26″N 101°23′16″W / 37.05722°N 101.38778°W / 37.05722; -101.38778
West Center 76800 169 1 (2) 257 (99) 0 (0) 0% 37°11′30″N 101°26′19″W / 37.19167°N 101.43861°W / 37.19167; -101.43861

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Knapp, Tom (2009-04-03). "Stevens to honor Stevens, Town was named for famous legislator, who got it a post office". Intelligencer Journal. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2009-05-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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
Notes
  1. This total comprises 214 votes (35.4%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 37 votes (6.1%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

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