Wilson County, Kansas

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Wilson County
Brown Hotel in Neodesha
Map of Kansas highlighting Wilson 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°34′00″N 95°44′00″W / 37.5667°N 95.7333°W / 37.5667; -95.7333
Country United States
State Kansas
Founded1855
Named forHiero T. Wilson
SeatFredonia
Largest cityNeodesha
Area
 • Total575 sq mi (1,490 km2)
 • Land570 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water4.7 sq mi (12 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
8,723
 • Density16/sq mi (6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd

Wilson County (standard abbreviation: WL) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 9,409 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Fredonia.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1855, Wilson County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2). Of that, 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (0.8%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186027
18706,69424,692.6%
188013,775105.8%
189015,28611.0%
190015,6212.2%
191019,81026.8%
192021,1576.8%
193018,646−11.9%
194017,723−5.0%
195014,815−16.4%
196013,077−11.7%
197011,317−13.5%
198012,1287.2%
199010,289−15.2%
200010,3320.4%
20109,409−8.9%
Est. 20168,723[4]−7.3%
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 77.6% 2,788 16.5% 594 5.8% 209
2012 76.0% 2,825 22.0% 818 2.0% 74
2008 69.2% 2,850 28.4% 1,170 2.5% 101
2004 74.2% 3,263 24.1% 1,060 1.7% 75
2000 67.1% 2,748 29.0% 1,186 3.9% 161
1996 56.4% 2,458 29.8% 1,297 13.8% 602
1992 41.5% 1,925 28.7% 1,331 29.8% 1,379
1988 63.1% 2,743 35.6% 1,545 1.3% 58
1984 72.2% 3,663 26.5% 1,344 1.3% 64
1980 69.3% 3,328 25.1% 1,205 5.6% 268
1976 55.7% 2,682 42.5% 2,047 1.9% 89
1972 74.8% 3,568 21.9% 1,043 3.3% 159
1968 63.4% 3,340 24.2% 1,276 12.4% 656
1964 52.5% 2,919 46.7% 2,592 0.8% 45
1960 67.8% 4,333 31.8% 2,034 0.4% 27
1956 73.0% 4,502 26.7% 1,645 0.3% 20
1952 73.2% 5,180 26.1% 1,845 0.8% 53
1948 59.5% 3,868 39.0% 2,538 1.5% 100
1944 68.6% 4,248 30.9% 1,912 0.6% 35
1940 64.4% 5,288 34.8% 2,859 0.8% 62
1936 55.6% 4,829 43.9% 3,816 0.5% 42
1932 44.9% 3,422 52.5% 4,001 2.5% 193
1928 78.5% 5,603 20.5% 1,465 1.0% 73
1924 65.0% 4,596 24.6% 1,736 10.5% 739
1920 66.2% 4,024 29.1% 1,768 4.7% 284
1916 41.8% 2,970 49.2% 3,494 9.0% 640
1912 19.9% 849 30.6% 1,304 49.5% 2,108[a]
1908 53.1% 2,428 38.9% 1,777 8.0% 364
1904 63.4% 2,583 25.4% 1,034 11.3% 459
1900 55.6% 2,193 43.4% 1,711 1.1% 42
1896 48.4% 1,852 51.2% 1,959 0.4% 17
1892 51.8% 1,803 48.2% 1,678
1888 55.5% 2,191 26.2% 1,035 18.3% 723

Wilson County is very Republican. No Democratic Presidential candidate has won Wilson County since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Wilson County from KDOT (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
Notes
  1. This comprises 1,415 votes (33.21 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county), and 693 votes (16.26 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°34′N 95°44′W / 37.567°N 95.733°W / 37.567; -95.733