Woodson County, Kansas

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Woodson County
Woodson County Courthouse in Yates Center
Map of Kansas highlighting Woodson 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°50′34″N 95°43′28″W / 37.8428°N 95.7244°W / 37.8428; -95.7244
Country United States
State Kansas
Founded1855
Named forDaniel Woodson
SeatYates Center
Largest cityYates Center
Area
 • Total505 sq mi (1,310 km2)
 • Land498 sq mi (1,290 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,165
 • Density6.6/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteWoodsonCounty.net

Woodson County (standard abbreviation: WO) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010 census, 3,309 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Yates Center.[2]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

In 1855, Woodson County was created.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of {{convert|505|sqmi}. Of that, 498 square miles (1,290 km2) is land and 7.4 square miles (19 km2) (1.5%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18601,488
18703,827157.2%
18806,53570.8%
18909,02138.0%
190010,02211.1%
19109,450−5.7%
19208,984−4.9%
19308,526−5.1%
19408,014−6.0%
19506,711−16.3%
19605,423−19.2%
19704,789−11.7%
19804,600−3.9%
19904,116−10.5%
20003,788−8.0%
20103,309−12.6%
Est. 20163,165[4]−4.4%
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 election results
Presidential election results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.0% 1,082 18.9% 273 6.1% 88
2012 71.5% 1,035 26.3% 380 2.2% 32
2008 66.0% 1,055 32.0% 512 2.0% 32
2004 68.3% 1,204 30.1% 530 1.6% 29
2000 61.1% 974 32.7% 521 6.3% 100
1996 52.0% 953 32.6% 598 15.3% 281
1992 35.5% 662 31.6% 590 32.9% 614
1988 57.5% 1,062 41.2% 761 1.3% 24
1984 69.4% 1,408 29.4% 596 1.3% 26
1980 65.6% 1,435 29.5% 646 4.9% 108
1976 54.1% 1,104 44.3% 904 1.6% 33
1972 72.6% 1,592 25.1% 550 2.3% 51
1968 62.6% 1,450 27.6% 639 9.8% 226
1964 52.6% 1,279 46.4% 1,128 1.0% 24
1960 67.4% 1,853 32.3% 888 0.4% 10
1956 70.9% 2,171 28.4% 870 0.7% 22
1952 76.3% 2,594 23.1% 786 0.6% 20
1948 62.6% 1,997 35.9% 1,145 1.5% 49
1944 69.6% 2,308 30.1% 999 0.3% 11
1940 64.9% 2,637 34.4% 1,398 0.7% 30
1936 55.5% 2,374 44.0% 1,884 0.5% 20
1932 45.2% 1,842 52.0% 2,119 2.9% 117
1928 76.6% 2,885 22.7% 855 0.7% 27
1924 63.2% 2,412 26.9% 1,026 10.0% 380
1920 68.7% 2,253 28.8% 944 2.5% 82
1916 48.2% 1,861 46.5% 1,794 5.3% 205
1912 29.1% 694 37.8% 900 33.1% 788
1908 53.2% 1,252 44.5% 1,047 2.3% 53
1904 63.6% 1,490 28.0% 657 8.4% 197
1900 55.5% 1,418 43.7% 1,115 0.8% 20
1896 51.6% 1,288 47.6% 1,189 0.8% 21
1892 50.2% 1,071 49.8% 1,064
1888 52.0% 1,149 26.9% 595 21.1% 467

Woodson County is very Republican. The only Democrat to win the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. Woodrow Wilson won a plurality in 1912.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

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

Ghost towns[change | change source]

  • Defiance - located six miles east of Yates Center. The people moved to Yates Center after it was chosen as the permanent county seat in 1876.[10]
  • Kalida - located two miles south of Yates Center. The people moved to Yates Center after it was chosen as the permanent county seat in 1876[10]

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. 10.0 10.1 "WOODSON COUNTY, KANSAS COUNTY HISTORY". genealogytrails.com. Retrieved 18 September 2017.

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
Maps

Coordinates: 37°53′N 95°44′W / 37.883°N 95.733°W / 37.883; -95.733