Sumner County, Kansas

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Sumner County
Old Oxford Mill in Oxford
Map of Kansas highlighting Sumner 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°14′00″N 97°29′00″W / 37.2333°N 97.4833°W / 37.2333; -97.4833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedDecember 20, 1870
Named forCharles Sumner
SeatWellington
Largest cityWellington
Area
 • Total1,185 sq mi (3,070 km2)
 • Land1,182 sq mi (3,060 km2)
 • Water3.0 sq mi (8 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
23,272
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websiteco.Sumner.KS.us

Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 24,132 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Wellington.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

On February 26, 1867, Sumner County was created from parts of Marion County and Butler County. It was named after Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1811–74), who was wanted Kansas to be a free state.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a north-south railroad from Herington to Caldwell.[3] This railroad connected Herington, Lost Springs, Lincolnville, Antelope, Marion, Aulne, Peabody, Elbing, Whitewater, Furley, Kechi, Wichita, Peck, Corbin, Wellington, Caldwell. By 1893, this railroad was slowly built to Fort Worth, Texas. This line is called the "OKT".

21st century[change | change source]

In December 2011, the Kansas Star Casino opened about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of the center of Mulvane.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,185 square miles (3,070 km2). Of that, 1,182 square miles (3,060 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.3%) is water.[5]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187022
188020,81294,500.0%
189030,27145.4%
190025,631−15.3%
191030,65419.6%
192029,213−4.7%
193028,960−0.9%
194026,163−9.7%
195023,646−9.6%
196025,3167.1%
197023,553−7.0%
198024,9285.8%
199025,8413.7%
200025,9460.4%
201024,132−7.0%
Est. 201623,272[6]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Sumner County is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Government[change | change source]

Sumner County often votes for the Republican Party in Presidential elections. However, in 1992 George H.W Bush won the county by less than two percent. The last time they have voted for a Democratic candidate was in 1976 for Jimmy Carter.

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.8% 6,984 21.4% 2,076 6.8% 662
2012 68.5% 6,260 29.1% 2,658 2.4% 223
2008 65.2% 6,737 32.4% 3,353 2.4% 247
2004 67.6% 7,092 30.7% 3,217 1.7% 179
2000 60.4% 6,176 34.7% 3,549 5.0% 507
1996 54.2% 5,952 33.1% 3,638 12.6% 1,387
1992 35.3% 4,087 30.8% 3,564 34.0% 3,937
1988 53.7% 5,394 44.0% 4,417 2.3% 231
1984 64.3% 6,942 34.4% 3,708 1.3% 143
1980 57.5% 6,038 35.8% 3,761 6.6% 697
1976 44.9% 4,645 52.1% 5,385 3.0% 310
1972 68.1% 6,941 26.3% 2,685 5.6% 569
1968 54.5% 5,622 34.5% 3,562 11.0% 1,136
1964 45.6% 4,760 53.3% 5,574 1.1% 116
1960 61.5% 7,219 38.0% 4,462 0.5% 55
1956 63.0% 7,024 36.6% 4,088 0.4% 46
1952 69.0% 8,134 30.2% 3,567 0.8% 96
1948 55.4% 5,922 42.8% 4,571 1.8% 192
1944 59.9% 6,343 39.5% 4,187 0.6% 64
1940 51.9% 6,585 47.2% 5,988 1.0% 125
1936 38.2% 4,946 61.6% 7,966 0.2% 27
1932 42.4% 4,926 54.7% 6,353 2.9% 340
1928 79.6% 8,951 18.8% 2,108 1.6% 181
1924 54.9% 5,552 25.3% 2,556 19.8% 2,000
1920 60.5% 5,830 35.8% 3,454 3.7% 354
1916 39.4% 4,079 53.3% 5,519 7.4% 763
1912 12.2% 781 40.0% 2,557 47.8% 3,060[a]
1908 51.3% 3,235 44.0% 2,772 4.8% 299
1904 61.6% 3,264 28.1% 1,489 10.3% 545
1900 50.6% 3,184 47.4% 2,982 2.0% 125
1896 44.8% 2,515 54.2% 3,048 1.0% 56
1892 45.5% 3,503 54.5% 4,192
1888 49.7% 3,499 30.4% 2,139 19.9% 1,400

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Sumner 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. Rock Island Rail History
  4. Kansas Star Casino Plans To Open; The Wichita Eagle; December 7, 2011.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  11. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This total comprises 2,615 votes (40.87 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 445 votes (6.96 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

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