Clark County, Kansas (KS)

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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. 2013 cost of living index in Clark County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (57.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Clark County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
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 2013: $40,840 ($33,857 in 1999)

This county:

$40840
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $294, upper quartile is $564)
This county:

$393
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,405 (it was $44,800 in 2000)
Clark:

$60,405
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,191 - $97,848

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $76,314
Here:

$76,314
State:

$166,141

Mobile homes: $39,180
Here:

$39,180
State:

$39,479
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $826
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $380

Institutionalized population: 57
Clark County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,090 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,020 (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 2013: 12.7%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 44.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
Clark County:

12.9%
Kansas:

14.0%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 44.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 37
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 12
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clark County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant65610
Mainline Protestant4593
Catholic2501
None850-
Clark 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: 3
Clark County:

14.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Clark County:

9.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

19.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clark County:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.6%
State:

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 significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4399065.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Clark County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 51% 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 Clark 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 296.0 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 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 273.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from Clark County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.6 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:


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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (81%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • United States or American (15%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • European (2%)

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 2010 was $47,201.

5.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.34% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($30,150 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($9,450 average AGI)
Clark County:

1.80%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ford County, KS  1.41% ($51,545 average AGI)


8.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.71% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,103 average AGI)
3.72% relocated to other states ($13,824 average AGI)
Clark County:

3.72%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

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 from 2007 to 2013: 14.2

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 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.

504 married couples with children.
90 single-parent households (25 men, 65 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 47
  • 1990 to 1999: 93
  • 1980 to 1989: 69
  • 1970 to 1979: 122
  • 1960 to 1969: 183
  • 1950 to 1959: 121
  • 1940 to 1949: 94
  • 1939 or earlier: 443
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Clark County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $701,000
    Regular Highways: $693,000
    Police Protection: $324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000
    Central Staff Services: $172,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Health Services - Other: $152,000
    General Public Buildings: $121,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000
    Fire Protection: $75,000
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $24,000
    Natural Resources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $165,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $64,000
    Police Protection: $57,000
    Health - Other: $53,000
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    General Public Building: $35,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,003,000

Clark County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $179,000
    All Other: $136,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $110,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $90,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $201,000
    General Support: $62,000
    All Other: $39,000
    Health & Hospitals: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,433,000
    NEC: $25,000

Clark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $592,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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