Trego County, Kansas

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Trego County
Trego County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building in WaKeeney
Map of Kansas highlighting Trego County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°00′30″N 100°03′54″W / 39.0083°N 100.065°W / 39.0083; -100.065
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedJune 21, 1879
Named forEdgar Poe Trego[1]
SeatWaKeeney
Largest cityWaKeeney
Area
 • Total900 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Land889 sq mi (2,300 km2)
 • Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,872
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteTregoCountyKS.com

Trego County (standard abbreviation: TR) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,001 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is WaKeeney. WaKeeney is also the biggest city in Trego County.[3]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1879, Trego County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 900 square miles (2,300 km2). Of that, 889 square miles (2,300 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870166
18802,5351,427.1%
18902,5350.0%
19002,7227.4%
19105,39898.3%
19205,8808.9%
19306,47010.0%
19405,822−10.0%
19505,8680.8%
19605,473−6.7%
19704,436−18.9%
19804,165−6.1%
19903,694−11.3%
20003,319−10.2%
20103,001−9.6%
Est. 20162,872[5]−4.3%
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]

Republican candidates often win Trego County. The last time a democratic candidate has won this county was in 1964.

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.8% 1,227 13.4% 198 3.9% 57
2012 79.9% 1,261 18.4% 291 1.7% 27
2008 73.3% 1,225 25.1% 420 1.6% 26
2004 72.7% 1,225 25.7% 434 1.6% 27
2000 66.4% 1,220 28.1% 516 5.5% 101
1996 61.1% 1,205 27.8% 548 11.1% 219
1992 38.0% 727 31.8% 608 30.2% 577
1988 53.5% 979 43.4% 795 3.1% 57
1984 70.4% 1,491 28.2% 598 1.4% 29
1980 65.4% 1,340 25.5% 523 9.0% 185
1976 49.6% 1,025 48.5% 1,003 1.9% 40
1972 66.9% 1,369 30.4% 621 2.7% 56
1968 58.7% 1,211 30.2% 623 11.1% 230
1964 45.1% 974 54.4% 1,177 0.5% 11
1960 61.8% 1,426 37.9% 875 0.4% 8
1956 69.4% 1,668 30.2% 726 0.4% 9
1952 75.6% 1,915 24.0% 608 0.4% 10
1948 51.8% 1,237 46.8% 1,117 1.4% 33
1944 62.0% 1,459 37.5% 883 0.5% 12
1940 57.6% 1,571 41.8% 1,140 0.6% 17
1936 36.0% 1,012 63.4% 1,783 0.6% 16
1932 33.8% 918 64.4% 1,751 1.8% 50
1928 57.7% 1,359 41.7% 982 0.6% 13
1924 58.1% 1,121 20.7% 399 21.2% 408
1920 75.0% 1,299 22.8% 395 2.1% 37
1916 42.1% 867 53.1% 1,094 4.9% 100
1912 14.3% 160 40.2% 449 45.4% 507[a]
1908 54.8% 617 40.6% 458 4.6% 52
1904 60.8% 526 30.5% 264 8.7% 75
1900 48.4% 360 48.5% 361 3.1% 23
1896 42.7% 256 56.8% 340 0.5% 3
1892 50.5% 309 49.5% 303
1888 63.9% 477 29.5% 220 6.7% 50

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Trego County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcome to Trego County Economic Development". Trego 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
Notes
  1. This total comprises 417 votes (37.4%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 90 votes (8.1%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°55′N 99°53′W / 38.917°N 99.883°W / 38.917; -99.883