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Barton County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 27,298 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 28,205 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,065
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,906
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,208
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,312 (it was 3,185 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 894 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barton County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.8%), Educational, health and social services (20.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Barton County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 13,618  (49.9%)
Females: 13,680  (50.1%)
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Barton County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Barton County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,580 ($32,176 in 1999)

This county:

$45,580
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$432
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,639 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Barton:

$89,639
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,311 - $143,432
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $980
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

Institutionalized population: 344

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 127
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 49
  • Thefts: 113
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $137,300
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,564 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,389 (1.7%)

Barton County household income distribution in 2013 Barton County home values distribution in 2013 Barton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.2%
Barton County:

14.2%
Kansas:

12.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for American Indian residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 12.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.4 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.8 years old, Black residents: 38.3 years old, American Indian residents: 36.9 years old, Asian residents: 37.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.1 years old, Other race residents: 22.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barton County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $661 a month.

Cities in this county include: Great Bend, Hoisington, Ellinwood, Claflin, Pawnee Rock, Albert, Olmitz, Odin, Galatia, Susank.

Barton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Albemarle County, Virginia , Callaway County, Missouri , Solano County, California , Tuolumne County, California , Yolo County, California , Prince William County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,206
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,493 (22.4% naturalized citizens)

Barton County:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 872010 or later
  • 3612000 to 2009
  • 7831990 to 1999
  • 2261980 to 1989
  • 1631970 to 1979
  • 86Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Barton County marital status for males Barton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,280
  • One, attached: 178
  • Two: 619
  • 3 or 4: 278
  • 5 to 9: 123
  • 10 to 19: 193
  • 20 to 49: 133
  • 50 or more: 96
  • Mobile homes: 811

Housing units in Barton County with a mortgage: 3,321 (77 second mortgage, 279 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,302

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,3007
Evangelical Protestant4,80335
Mainline Protestant4,45516
Other3953
Black Protestant1231
None8,598-
Barton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Barton County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Barton County:

3.96 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

10.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barton County:

9.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Barton County:

30.3%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Barton County:

Average size of farms: 842 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $221,708
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $131.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $215,391
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,913
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.96
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.48%
Corn for grain: 32331 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 162457 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 17431 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Barton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Barton County center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 390.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 344.8 miles away from Barton County center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 20, 2013 to February 23, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4112: April 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4112, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2011 to June 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4010: July 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 4010, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1535: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Barton County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (85%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • England (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barton County


  • German (35%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Austrian (1%)
  • German Russian (1%)

Barton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,871 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,374 (10.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 90 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 70 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 277 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 429 (3.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 347 people in nursing homes
  • 256 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 68 people in religious group quarters
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 261 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 245 people in college/university student housing
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,843.

5.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.23% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($17,820 average AGI)
1.77% relocated from other states ($10,979 average AGI)
Barton County:

1.77%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Reno County, KS  0.31% ($26,719 average AGI)
from Pawnee County, KS  0.25% ($35,923)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.22% ($24,478)
from Ellis County, KS  0.20% ($22,667)
from Rush County, KS  0.17% ($31,333)
from Rice County, KS  0.16% ($18,706)
from Saline County, KS  0.13% ($12,714)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.65% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,130 average AGI)
1.85% relocated to other states ($10,617 average AGI)
Barton County:

1.85%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.57% ($31,683 average AGI)
to Ellis County, KS  0.29% ($26,226)
to Pawnee County, KS  0.26% ($30,852)
to Reno County, KS  0.21% ($39,773)
to Saline County, KS  0.18% ($29,632)
to Rice County, KS  0.16% ($26,588)
to Johnson County, KS  0.16% ($49,412)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Barton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Barton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Barton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Barton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,263 (4,601 aged, 662 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 723 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Barton County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (508)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (303)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (279)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (217)
  • Congestive heart failure (178)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (165)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (163)
  • Unspecified dementia (140)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (138)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (83)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,886
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 428
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,557

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,199
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,149
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.8. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,298
  • In family households: 22,160 (3,799 male householders, 3,476 female householders)
    5,553 spouses, 7,667 children (7,042 natural, 156 adopted, 478 stepchildren), 693 grandchildren, 100 brothers or sisters, 115 parents, 123 other relatives, 532 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,614 (1,838 male householders (1,563 living alone)), 2,088 female householders (1,738 living alone)), 673 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 520

Size of family households: 3,852 2-persons, 1,376 3-persons, 1,175 4-persons, 567 5-persons, 238 6-persons, 81 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,303 1-person, 601 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

4,109 married couples with children.
1,767 single-parent households (386 men, 1,381 women).

87.2% of residents of Barton speak English at home.
12.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $161,851,000 ($5,914 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,517,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,500,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,875,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,818,000
Federal grants: $21,384,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,313,000 ($116,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,961,000 ($6,801,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,392,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,889,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,796,000

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

Births: 1,842
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,619
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +405
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,321
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Barton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Barton County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 1052010 to 2013
  • 4162000 to 2009
  • 9511990 to 1999
  • 9641980 to 1989
  • 1,9561970 to 1979
  • 1,5561960 to 1969
  • 2,4701950 to 1959
  • 1,0311940 to 1949
  • 3,1041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barton County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barton County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 31 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 953 rooms
  • 8414 rooms
  • 1,5265 rooms
  • 1,2546 rooms
  • 1,1217 rooms
  • 1,1078 rooms
  • 1,6209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barton County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 1241 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 5303 rooms
  • 9354 rooms
  • 9675 rooms
  • 5486 rooms
  • 2367 rooms
  • 988 rooms
  • 1299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barton County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barton County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 3no bedroom
  • 2871 bedroom
  • 1,8062 bedrooms
  • 3,2323 bedrooms
  • 1,5924 bedrooms
  • 6445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barton County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 132no bedroom
  • 7291 bedroom
  • 1,7372 bedrooms
  • 7993 bedrooms
  • 1904 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Barton County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Barton County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 168no vehicle
  • 1,5781 vehicle
  • 3,1442 vehicles
  • 1,6653 vehicles
  • 6644 vehicles
  • 3635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Barton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Barton County population
  • 436no vehicle
  • 1,9271 vehicle
  • 7712 vehicles
  • 3203 vehicles
  • 1104 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles

83.0% of Barton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kansas.

Barton County:

83.0%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 20,102
  • Other state: 5,574
  • Northeast: 165
  • Midwest: 1,700
  • South: 2,031
  • West: 1,701
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Electricity
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 288
Here:

9.8%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

8.2%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Barton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,625,000
    Regular Highways: $1,949,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,862,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,383,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $811,000
    Solid Waste Management: $668,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Financial Administration: $635,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $437,000
    General Public Buildings: $339,000
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,267,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,313,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $477,000
    General - Other: $397,000
    Corrections - Other: $296,000
    Solid Waste Management: $174,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $106,000
    Police Protection: $94,000
    Health - Other: $78,000
    General Public Building: $65,000
    Judicial: $29,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Central Staff: $17,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,243,000

Barton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,243,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,037,000
    General Support: $113,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,901,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $188,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $876,000
    General Support: $587,000
    Health & Hospitals: $429,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,179,000
    Total General Sales: $3,903,000
    NEC: $269,000

Barton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $13,811,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,910,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,720,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,037,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $774,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $190,000

Barton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,336,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,025,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,037,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 403
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 376
  • Number of recipients under 18: 77
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 273
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 53
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 155
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 167
Barton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Barton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Barton County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21780.1 years
William18976.3 years
John18777.4 years
George13078.3 years
Robert12671.0 years
Anna10884.6 years
James10473.7 years
Frank10379.0 years
Charles10177.9 years
Margaret8581.4 years
Most common last names in Barton County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11278.3 years
Miller11078.7 years
Johnson5473.3 years
Brown4377.3 years
Unruh3980.7 years
Williams3877.6 years
Wilson3773.9 years
Moore3779.1 years
Brack3473.3 years
Schartz3479.9 years
Businesses in Barton County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike3
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
FedEx2Subway2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Travelodge1
Goodwill6True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS8
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kroger4Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1