Population estimates for 2010, 2012 and 2013 for the 20 counties that make up northwest Kansas.

2010 2012 2013 12-13 change

Cheyenne 2,720 2,683 2,694 11

Decatur 2,947 2,890 2,930 40

Ellis 28,447 29,101 29,061 -40

Gove 2,683 2,722 2,769 47

Graham 2,611 2,583 2,593 10

Logan 2,771 2,805 2,798 -7

Ness 3,107 3,082 3,073 -9

Norton 5,660 5,609 5,622 13

Osborne 3,837 3,821 3,818 -3

Phillips 5,632 5,520 5,540 20

Rawlins 2,502 2,534 2,589 55

Rooks 5,172 5,211 5,190 -21

Rush 3,317 3,209 3,186 -23

Russell 6,983 6,965 6,933 -32

Sheridan 2,550 2,543 2,553 10

Sherman 6,010 6,137 6,115 -22

Smith 3,859 3,747 3,706 -41

Thomas 7,942 7,922 7,948 26

Trego 2,989 2,970 2,980 10

Wallace 1,483 1,530 1,569 39

Northwest Kansas 103,222 97,975 98,045 70

Source: U.S. Census Bureau