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County population in 2012: 2,181 (all rural); it was 2,390 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 310
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 360
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 749
Renter-occupied apartments: 253 (it was 230 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 975 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clark County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 27%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clark County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 1,074  (52.7%)
Females: 1,141  (47.3%)

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Clark County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Clark County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,851 ($33,857 in 1999)
This county:

$39851
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $363 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $429)
This county:

$363
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,332 (it was $44,800 in 2000)
Clark County:

$63,332
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,551 - $94,636

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,172
Here:

$118,172
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $327,534
Here:

$327,534
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $101,820
Here:

$101,820
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,081
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 57

Clark County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,166 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $882 (1.7%)


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


Clark County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.8%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

12.7%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clark County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ashland, Minneola, Englewood.

Clark 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 Clark County: Minneola Wastewater Plant (A), Ashland Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Letitia (C), Ashland Country Club (D), Sugarloaf (E), Farmers Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 5 (F), Acres (G), Minneola Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 1 (H), Lexington Community Building (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Appleton Township Cemetery (1), Lexington Cemetery (2), Saint Josephs and Highland Cemetery (3), Englewood Cemetery (4), Golden Plains Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Perry Lake (A), Proffitt Lake (B), Clark County State Lake (C), Wells Reservoir (D), Blue Hole (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snake Creek (A), Day Creek (B), Trout (C), Bear Creek (D), Big Sandy Creek (E), Redoubt Creek (F), Bullard Creek (G), Stink Creek (H), Keiger Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Clark County: Clark State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Oklahoma , Comanche County , Ford County , Harper County, Oklahoma , Kiowa County , Meade County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 56
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 68 (21% naturalized citizens)

Clark County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.5%

Clark County marital status for males
Clark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Clark County with a mortgage: 243 (13 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 338

Here:

41.8% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.61%
Here65.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,568
Total congregations: 11

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents656 (41.8%)353 (22.5%)297 (18.9%)127 (8.1%)135 (8.6%)
Congregations2 (18.2%)1 (9.1%)4 (36.4%)1 (9.1%)3 (27.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Clark County - Ashland, Minneola, Englewood

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

14.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

9.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Clark County:

19.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Kansas:

27.9%



Agriculture in Clark County:

Average size of farms: 1628 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $324,080
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $79.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 94.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $330,056
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,289
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.76
All wheat for grain: 32629 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 285 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Clark County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Clark County-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 94% 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 70.1 miles away from the 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 67.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from Clark County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Clark County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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




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





Clark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 854 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 115 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 63 (6%)
  • Other means: 9 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 65 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


46 people in nursing homes
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,767.

5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.31% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($23,156 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($12,356 average AGI)
Clark County:

1.57%
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 Ford County, KS  1.70% ($39,692 average AGI)


9.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.42%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.53% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($22,253 average AGI)
2.89% relocated to other states ($11,173 average AGI)
Clark County:

2.89%
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 Ford County, KS  2.14% ($29,059 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Clark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Clark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clark County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 538 (501 aged, 37 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: 85.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 29406.74
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 4310.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54545.45

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1445.470
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1489.270

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 43.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,158

Size of family households: 344 2-persons, 93 3-persons, 91 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 25 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 281 1-person, 24 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

95.3% of residents of Clark County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (36% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 71% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $19,498,000 ($8322 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $134,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,390,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,689,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,586,000
Federal grants: $2,245,000
Federal procurement contracts: $108,000 ($9,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $480,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $44,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $290,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,084,000

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

Births: 117
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 135
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -104
Here -46 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 66
  • 5 rooms: 166
  • 6 rooms: 174
  • 7 rooms: 134
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9+ rooms: 113
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 59
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 202
  • 3 bedrooms: 300
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 51
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 104
  • 3 bedrooms: 64
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Clark County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 200
  • 2 vehicles: 269
  • 3 vehicles: 181
  • 4 vehicles: 52
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 120
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Clark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kansas.

Clark County:

58.4%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.5%)
  • Electricity (3.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (67.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.7%)
  • Electricity (13.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.7%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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

Clark County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Clark County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Clark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Clark County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2282.1 years
William1977.8 years
John1777.3 years
Robert1680.6 years
George1681.8 years
Charles1475.2 years
James1276.8 years
Helen1280.2 years
Frank1182.2 years
Edna1184.8 years
Most common last names in Clark County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baker1680.4 years
Moore1682.3 years
Smith1487.6 years
Brown1076.3 years
Marshall1078.9 years
Fox976.3 years
Wilson881.8 years
Broadie781.7 years
Wyatt782.6 years
Jones784.7 years

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