Wichita County, Kansas

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Wichita County
Wichita County courthouse in Leoti
Wichita County courthouse in Leoti
Map of Kansas highlighting Wichita 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 101°21′00″W / 38.4667°N 101.35°W / 38.4667; -101.35
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedDecember 24, 1886
Named forWichita people
SeatLeoti
Largest cityLeoti
Area
 • Total719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Land719 sq mi (1,860 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,112
 • Density3.1/sq mi (1.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
WebsiteWichitaCounty.org

Wichita County (standard abbreviation: WH) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010 census, 2,234 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Leoti.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1886, Wichita County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 719 square miles (1,860 km2). All of it is land.[3]

Major highways[change | change source]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188014
18901,82712,950.0%
19001,197−34.5%
19102,00667.6%
19201,856−7.5%
19302,57939.0%
19402,185−15.3%
19502,64020.8%
19602,7654.7%
19703,27418.4%
19803,041−7.1%
19902,758−9.3%
20002,531−8.2%
20102,234−11.7%
Est. 20162,112[4]−5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]
Age pyramid

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 80.4% 769 14.6% 140 4.9% 47
2012 83.2% 821 15.9% 157 0.9% 9
2008 82.4% 840 16.0% 163 1.6% 16
2004 81.8% 869 17.2% 183 0.9% 10
2000 78.8% 859 19.0% 207 2.2% 24
1996 71.1% 796 21.4% 239 7.5% 84
1992 55.4% 681 19.6% 241 25.0% 308
1988 62.8% 721 34.8% 399 2.4% 28
1984 78.9% 916 20.0% 232 1.1% 13
1980 70.0% 880 24.1% 303 6.0% 75
1976 47.9% 593 49.6% 614 2.5% 31
1972 69.9% 794 25.4% 288 4.8% 54
1968 60.4% 757 29.0% 364 10.6% 133
1964 44.2% 529 55.3% 662 0.5% 6
1960 55.6% 702 43.9% 554 0.5% 6
1956 70.4% 747 29.4% 312 0.2% 2
1952 75.9% 910 23.0% 276 1.1% 13
1948 56.3% 606 41.1% 443 2.6% 28
1944 64.3% 604 35.0% 329 0.6% 6
1940 59.1% 644 39.7% 433 1.2% 13
1936 41.1% 448 58.4% 637 0.6% 6
1932 32.9% 375 64.3% 732 2.8% 32
1928 54.9% 464 43.8% 370 1.3% 11
1924 62.7% 482 19.1% 147 18.2% 140
1920 73.9% 422 22.2% 127 3.9% 22
1916 44.0% 318 46.1% 333 9.8% 71
1912 22.1% 82 36.4% 135 41.5% 154[a]
1908 54.3% 233 40.3% 173 5.4% 23
1904 67.3% 245 25.0% 91 7.7% 28
1900 60.4% 201 38.4% 128 1.2% 4
1896 52.3% 214 46.9% 192 0.7% 3
1892 53.3% 245 46.7% 215
1888 59.4% 438 28.1% 207 12.6% 93

Wichita County is very Republican. The last Democrat to win the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976. In the past six elections no Democrat has won more than twenty percent of Wichita County’s vote.

Laws[change | change source]

Although the Kansas Constitution was changed in 1986 to allow the sale of alcohol, Wichita County is still a "dry" county.[10]

Education[change | change source]

  • Leoti USD 467

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Wichita County from KDOT (map legend)

City[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. "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-01-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
Notes
  1. This comprises 113 votes (30.5%) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 41 votes (11.1%) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 38°28′N 101°21′W / 38.467°N 101.350°W / 38.467; -101.350