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Chautauqua County, Kansas (KS)


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County population in 2012: 3,571 (all rural); it was 4,359 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 499
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 747
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,469
Renter-occupied apartments: 366 (it was 327 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 642 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chautauqua County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.8%), Manufacturing (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Chautauqua County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 1,861  (57.4%)
Females: 1,808  (42.6%)

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Average household size:
Chautauqua County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,801 ($28,717 in 1999)
This county:

$33801
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $298 (lower quartile is $230, upper quartile is $370)
This county:

$298
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $56,978 (it was $34,100 in 2000)
Chautauqua County:

$56,978
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,839 - $100,664

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $106,474
Here:

$106,474
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,146,369
Here:

$1,146,369
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $112,383
Here:

$112,383
State:

$34,057

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,154
Here:

$6,154
State:

$58,726
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $878
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $229

Institutionalized population: 70

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


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


Chautauqua County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $804 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $558 (1.2%)


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


Chautauqua County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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

12.2%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chautauqua County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sedan, Cedar Vale, Peru, Niotaze, Chautauqua, Elgin.

Chautauqua County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Chautauqua County: Peru Wastewater Plant (A), Chautauqua County Fairgrounds (B), Chautauqua Wastewater Plant (C), Sedan Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Mantansas (E), Quivira Camp (F), Spring Creek (G), McCoy Ranch (H), Sedan Country Club (I), Belknap Senior Center (J), Chautauqua County Rural Fire District 6 (K), Center Township Rural Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chautauqua County include: Round Mound Church (A), Union Chapel (B), Lone Cherry Church (C), Belknap Church (D), Wauneta United Methodist Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Sedan Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Frontier Christian Fellowship (H), Bethel Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ozro Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2), De Bask Cemetery (3), Elgin Cemetery (4), Moore Prairie Cemetery (5), Rose Dale Cemetery (6), Fairview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Niotaze Lake (A), Sedan City Lake (B), Tanglewood Lake (C), Bee Creek Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Creek (A), Shanghai Creek (B), Spring Branch (C), Grant Creek (D), Cedar Creek (E), Sycamore Creek (F), Buzzard Creek (G), Davis Creek (H), Lake Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chautauqua County: Hulah Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cowley County , Elk County , Osage County, Oklahoma , Montgomery County , Washington County, Oklahoma .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 124
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 35 (46% naturalized citizens)

Chautauqua County:

0.8%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.4%

Chautauqua County marital status for males
Chautauqua County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Chautauqua County with a mortgage: 263 (8 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 557

Here:

32.1% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.77%
Here50.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,213
Total congregations: 22

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Churches of Christ
Adherents794 (35.9%)391 (17.7%)354 (16.0%)190 (8.6%)117 (5.3%)
Congregations2 (9.1%)1 (4.5%)6 (27.3%)1 (4.5%)3 (13.6%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents96 (4.3%)93 (4.2%)50 (2.3%)46 (2.1%)82 (3.7%)
Congregations2 (9.1%)2 (9.1%)1 (4.5%)1 (4.5%)3 (13.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Chautauqua County - Sedan, Cedar Vale, Peru, Niotaze, Chautauqua

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

7.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Chautauqua County:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Chautauqua County:

19.7%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Chautauqua County:

Average size of farms: 1052 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $81,950
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $251.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,380
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,255
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.97
Corn for grain: 1489 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5043 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5118 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 284 acres

Tornado activity:

Chautauqua County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Chautauqua County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.6 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 57.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Chautauqua County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Chautauqua County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,253 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 232 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 87 (5%)
  • Other means: 26 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 101 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


148 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in residential treatment centers for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,654.

7.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,753 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.45% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($18,928 average AGI)
2.86% relocated from other states ($9,835 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

2.86%
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 Montgomery County, KS  1.36% ($27,889 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.98% ($38,769)


10.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.42%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.41% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,245 average AGI)
4.01% relocated to other states ($12,266 average AGI)
Chautauqua County:

4.01%
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 Montgomery County, KS  2.11% ($35,103 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  1.09% ($21,533)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.87% ($17,083)
to Washington County, OK  0.87% ($24,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Chautauqua County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Chautauqua County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 22.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chautauqua County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 995 (847 aged, 148 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 47.87
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11033.99
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1555.770
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55911.92

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1289.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1192.500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24.34

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97.35

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,590

Size of family households: 556 2-persons, 198 3-persons, 146 4-persons, 72 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 548 1-person, 44 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

97.2% of residents of Chautauqua County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $29,350,000 ($7025 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $457,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,472,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,052,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $704,000
Federal grants: $5,873,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,001,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $300,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $206,000
Federal Government insurance: $893,000

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

Births: 189
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 376
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -58
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chautauqua County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Chautauqua County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 192
  • 5 rooms: 407
  • 6 rooms: 351
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 137
  • 9+ rooms: 131
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 70
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 68
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chautauqua County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 64
  • 2 bedrooms: 552
  • 3 bedrooms: 607
  • 4 bedrooms: 182
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 50
  • 2 bedrooms: 105
  • 3 bedrooms: 133
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in Chautauqua County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 62
  • 1 vehicle: 363
  • 2 vehicles: 563
  • 3 vehicles: 297
  • 4 vehicles: 118
  • 5+ vehicles: 66
  • no vehicle: 38
  • 1 vehicle: 126
  • 2 vehicles: 117
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

63% of Chautauqua County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Kansas.

Chautauqua County:

63.1%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chautauqua County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Wood (9.5%)
  • Electricity (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (65.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.9%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Electricity (3.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

11.9%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

4.6%
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

Chautauqua County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Chautauqua County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Chautauqua County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Chautauqua County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Chautauqua County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4977.6 years
John4577.8 years
William3677.4 years
Charles3578.4 years
Mary3380.4 years
George2677.9 years
Earl2378.8 years
Robert2275.3 years
Roy2175.0 years
Alice1980.4 years
Most common last names in Chautauqua County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2582.0 years
White2378.4 years
Myers2179.1 years
Miller2179.6 years
Foster2080.9 years
Wilson1479.5 years
Wall1487.1 years
Mills1484.2 years
Jones1380.8 years
Johnson1380.7 years
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