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Sedgwick County, Kansas

county in the U.S. state of Kansas

Sedgwick County (county code: SG) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 498,365 lived there,[1]. This means that Sedgwick County has the 2nd most amount of people in Kansas. The county seat is Wichita,[2] the biggest city in Kansas.

Sedgwick County
Old Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita
Old Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita
Map of Kansas highlighting Sedgwick 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°43′00″N 97°27′00″W / 37.7167°N 97.45°W / 37.7167; -97.45
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forJohn Sedgwick
SeatWichita
Largest cityWichita
Area
 • Total1,009 sq mi (2,610 km2)
 • Land998 sq mi (2,580 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  1.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
513,678
 • Density515/sq mi (199/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
WebsiteSedgwickCounty.org

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18701,095
188018,7531,612.6%
189043,626132.6%
190044,0370.9%
191073,09566.0%
192092,23426.2%
1930136,33047.8%
1940143,3115.1%
1950222,29055.1%
1960343,23154.4%
1970350,6942.2%
1980366,5314.5%
1990403,66210.1%
2000452,86912.2%
2010498,36510.0%
Est. 2017513,678[3]3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2016[1] 2017[8]
 
Age pyramid

Sedgwick County is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Presidential electionsEdit

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 54.4% 104,353 36.3% 69,627 9.3% 17,818
2012 58.2% 106,506 39.4% 71,977 2.4% 4,412
2008 55.2% 106,849 42.5% 82,337 2.4% 4,544
2004 62.1% 110,381 36.5% 64,839 1.4% 2,459
2000 57.4% 93,724 38.3% 62,561 4.4% 7,132
1996 56.1% 93,397 35.8% 59,643 8.1% 13,559
1992 40.5% 75,577 33.6% 62,670 25.9% 48,228
1988 55.3% 86,124 42.1% 65,618 2.6% 4,003
1984 62.5% 95,874 36.1% 55,263 1.4% 2,178
1980 51.8% 75,317 37.9% 55,105 10.3% 15,009
1976 50.7% 69,828 46.5% 63,989 2.8% 3,812
1972 65.7% 83,949 30.7% 39,220 3.6% 4,532
1968 51.8% 60,853 37.5% 44,041 10.7% 12,575
1964 43.8% 52,592 55.2% 66,372 1.0% 1,217
1960 55.2% 73,501 44.3% 58,887 0.5% 696
1956 61.1% 72,292 38.6% 45,732 0.3% 336
1952 66.5% 70,983 32.7% 34,926 0.8% 879
1948 49.6% 39,165 48.9% 38,621 1.6% 1,243
1944 52.8% 38,896 46.7% 34,442 0.5% 360
1940 48.1% 32,160 51.1% 34,219 0.8% 547
1936 35.3% 21,654 64.4% 39,503 0.3% 197
1932 41.5% 21,815 55.8% 29,344 2.7% 1,435
1928 74.4% 32,132 24.7% 10,649 0.9% 405
1924 57.2% 21,144 23.6% 8,712 19.2% 7,087
1920 59.2% 16,642 39.1% 10,998 1.8% 494
1916 41.8% 10,899 51.3% 13,391 6.9% 1,792
1912 9.8% 1,419 39.6% 5,752 50.6% 7,350[a]
1908 50.3% 6,756 45.0% 6,049 4.8% 640
1904 60.8% 6,697 26.0% 2,869 13.2% 1,455
1900 50.0% 5,363 48.0% 5,144 2.0% 212
1896 42.7% 4,122 56.3% 5,434 1.1% 102
1892 46.7% 4,770 53.3% 5,448
1888 55.5% 6,071 36.8% 4,025 7.7% 841

Sedgwick County is somewhat conservative for an urban county. It chose the Democratic candidate in a presidential election only once since 1944. Wichita has more Democrats, but the areas around it are Republican.

NotesEdit

  1. This total comprises 6,546 votes (45.08 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 804 votes (5.54 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

ReferencesEdit

  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 June 7, 2011.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  5. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  6. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  7. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  8. "QuickFacts. Sedgwick County, Kansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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