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Atchison County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Atchison County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded August 25, 1855[1]
Seat Atchison
Largest City Atchison
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

434 sq mi (1,124 km²)
431 sq mi (1,116 km²)
2.6 sq mi (7 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2016)
 - Density

16,380
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: David Rice Atchison

Atchison County (county code AT) is a county in northeastern Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2010, 16,924 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Atchison. Atchison is also the biggest city in the count.[3] The county is named after David Rice Atchison, a United States Senator from Missouri.[4]

Geography

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 434 square miles (1,120 km2). Of that, 431 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) (0.6%) is water.[5] It is the fourth-smallest county by area in Kansas.

On July 4, 1804, to mark Independence Day, the Lewis and Clark Expedition named Independence Creek near the city of Atchison (see Timeline of the Lewis and Clark Expedition).

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas,[6] U.S. Census Bureau[7]

People

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18607,729
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U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[2]

Atchison County is in the Atchison, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is also included in the Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical Area.

Government

Presidential elections

Atchison County has been a swing county for most of its history. It has had multiple extended streaks of being a bellwether county, the first running from 1896 to 1936. After voting more Republican than the nation in the 1940s & voting for losing candidate Richard Nixon in 1960, another bellwether streak ran from 1964 to 2004. Since then, the county has become significantly more Republican, with Barack Obama failing to win the county in both of his victories & Hillary Clinton losing it by over 30 percent to Donald Trump in 2016.

Education

Unified school districts

Communities

2005 KDOT Map of Atchison County (map legend)

Cities

References

  1. "Atchison County, Kansas - Kansas Historical Society". https://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:AT. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/20/20005.html. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. "Profile for Atchison County, Kansas". ePodunk. http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=4444. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. https://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150426102944/http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  10. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  11. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ks190090.txt. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  12. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  13. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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