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County population in 2012: 13,319 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 14,385 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,017
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,941
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,325
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,517 (it was 1,450 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 503 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Allen County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.2%), Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,525  (52.6%)
Females: 6,846  (47.4%)

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Allen County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Allen County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,055 ($31,481 in 1999)
This county:

$37055
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $329 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $434)
This county:

$329
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $67,039 (it was $43,400 in 2000)
Allen County:

$67,039
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,487 - $115,573

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $97,459
Here:

$97,459
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $104,233
Here:

$104,233
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $75,173
Here:

$75,173
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $250

Institutionalized population: 187

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $714 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $652 (1.0%)


Allen County household income distribution in 2009 Allen County home values distribution


Allen County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.1%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 4.6% for other race residents, 15.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.9%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Allen County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Iola, Humboldt, La Harpe, Moran, Gas, Savonburg, Elsmore, Mildred, Bassett.

Allen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Local government website: www.allencounty.org

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Allen County: Allen County Country Club (A), Petrolia Wastewater Plant (B), La Harpe Wastewater Plant (C), Elsmore Wastewater Plant (D), Humboldt Speedway (E), Allen County Landfill (F), Humboldt Wastewater Plant (G), Savonburg Wastewater Treatment Plant (H), Iola Water Treatment Plant (I), Moran Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (J), Wise (K), Sunny Meadows Golf Course (L), Prairie Rose Community Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Allen County include: Carlyle Presbyterian Church (A), Hope Chapel Assembly of God Church (B), Community of Christ (C), Fellowship Regional Church (D), Mildred United Methodist Church (E), Friends Home Lutheran Church (F), Evangelical Covenant Church (G), Fairview Chapel (H), Iola Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evan Young Cemetery (1), Gillham Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Old Carlyle Cemetery (4), Geneva Cemetery (5), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (6), Osage Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Boyers Lake (A), Katy Lake (B), Dawson Lake (C), Nyman Lake (D), Mildred Lake (E), Crystal Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sweet Branch (A), Elm Creek (B), Greaser Creek (C), Coon Creek (D), Liberty Creek (E), Onion Creek (F), Middle Fork Little Osage River (G), North Fork Little Osage River (H), Deer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Bourbon County , Coffey County , Linn County , Neosho County , Wilson County , Woodson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 647
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 131 (36% naturalized citizens)

Allen County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.7%

Allen County marital status for males
Allen County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Allen County with a mortgage: 1,509 (65 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,546

Here:

49.4% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.41%
Here62.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,978
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents1,763 (19.6%)1,437 (16.0%)1,168 (13.0%)796 (8.9%)759 (8.5%)
Congregations10 (25.0%)2 (5.0%)2 (5.0%)4 (10.0%)4 (10.0%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents732 (8.2%)709 (7.9%)467 (5.2%)340 (3.8%)807 (9.0%)
Congregations2 (5.0%)2 (5.0%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)10 (25.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Allen County - Iola, Humboldt, La Harpe, Moran, Gas

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Allen County:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Allen County:

14.5%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Allen County:

Average size of farms: 453 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,068
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $89.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,540
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,680
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.23%
Corn for grain: 13300 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34586 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 55839 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Tornado activity:

Allen County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 2.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/1971, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Allen County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Allen County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Allen County (%):





Allen County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,334 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 858 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 156 (2%)
  • Other means: 48 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Allen County, Kansas in 2000:

People in group quarters in Allen County, Kansas in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,470.

5.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.96% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($16,447 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($7,074 average AGI)
Allen County:

1.81%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Neosho County, KS  0.67% ($20,485 average AGI)
from Anderson County, KS  0.34% ($20,529)
from Woodson County, KS  0.28% ($14,357)
from Johnson County, KS  0.24% ($30,083)
from Crawford County, KS  0.22% ($14,182)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.20% ($17,000)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.20% ($22,500)


6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.48% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($17,829 average AGI)
2.21% relocated to other states ($7,351 average AGI)
Allen County:

2.21%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Neosho County, KS  0.80% ($24,500 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.42% ($26,286)
to Johnson County, KS  0.38% ($31,895)
to Anderson County, KS  0.32% ($27,938)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.32% ($31,375)
to Woodson County, KS  0.32% ($23,000)
to Bourbon County, KS  0.26% ($23,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Allen County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Allen County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Allen County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,774 (2,405 aged, 369 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10144.1
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 179.220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47265.04

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1175.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1124.250
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.76

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.04

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.25

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,989

Size of family households: 1,826 2-persons, 700 3-persons, 591 4-persons, 305 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,606 1-person, 220 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

96.7% of residents of Allen County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,770,000 ($6364 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,622,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $39,454,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,817,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,410,000
Federal grants: $19,269,000
Federal procurement contracts: $613,000 ($17,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,207,000 ($1,218,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $488,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,965,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,535,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 930
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,004
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +32
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -536
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Allen County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.09 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Allen County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 56
  • 4 rooms: 511
  • 5 rooms: 1,117
  • 6 rooms: 1,051
  • 7 rooms: 862
  • 8 rooms: 381
  • 9+ rooms: 337
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 88
  • 3 rooms: 231
  • 4 rooms: 450
  • 5 rooms: 385
  • 6 rooms: 198
  • 7 rooms: 47
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Allen County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,280
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,182
  • 4 bedrooms: 615
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 384
  • 2 bedrooms: 669
  • 3 bedrooms: 311
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Allen County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 135
  • 1 vehicle: 1,019
  • 2 vehicles: 1,888
  • 3 vehicles: 799
  • 4 vehicles: 354
  • 5+ vehicles: 130
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 743
  • 2 vehicles: 382
  • 3 vehicles: 105
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

60% of Allen County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

Allen County:

60.1%
State average:

53.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Allen County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (71.2%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.4%)
  • Wood (5.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (66.1%)
  • Electricity (25.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

2.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Allen County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Allen County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Allen County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Allen County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Allen County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Allen County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Allen County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13577.7 years
Mary13381.4 years
Charles11077.1 years
William11077.3 years
George10278.2 years
James10076.6 years
Robert7972.1 years
Ruth6881.8 years
Roy6079.4 years
Frank5877.9 years
Most common last names in Allen County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9177.2 years
Johnson5676.7 years
Wilson4478.3 years
Jones4172.0 years
Baker3679.0 years
Brown3478.0 years
Miller3184.1 years
Moore2979.9 years
Thompson2581.1 years
Anderson2477.9 years
Businesses in Allen County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture2UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
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