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Decatur County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 2,862 (all rural); it was 3,472 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 427
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 640
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,135
Renter-occupied apartments: 311 (it was 359 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 894 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Decatur County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.5%), Educational, health and social services (23.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Decatur County, KS (2019)
    • 2,71095.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 873.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 140.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 130.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 110.4%Two or more races
Median resident age:

51.3 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 1,419  (49.6%)
Females: 1,443  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,135 ($30,257 in 1999)
This county:

$50,135
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $300, upper quartile is $512)
This county:

$411
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,951 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$72,951
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,507 - $115,850

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $104,759
Here:

$104,759
State:

$207,668

Mobile homes: $68,113
Here:

$68,113
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $791
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Institutionalized population: 81
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $38,500
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Decatur, KS residents
Average permit cost in Decatur, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,340 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,130 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Decatur, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Decatur, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Decatur, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.9%
Decatur County:

14.9%
Kansas:

11.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 116.7% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 51.3 years old
(Males: 50.3 years old, Females: 52.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.4 years old, Black residents: 58.5 years old, American Indian residents: 48.3 years old, Asian residents: 59.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.1 years old, Other race residents: 20.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Decatur County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oberlin, Norcatur, Jennings, Dresden.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Decatur County: Prairie View Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Long Island Wastewater Plant (B), Kirwin Wastewater Plant (C), Agra Wastewater Plant (D), Phillipsburg Fairgrounds (E), Phillipsburg Wastewater Plant (F), Logan Wastewater Treatment Facility (G), Bow Creek (H), Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 8 (I), Rangeland Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 2 (J), Phillipsburg Golf Club (K), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop D - Phillips (L), Delmar Community Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Decatur County include: Heartland Worship Center (A), Englewood Wesleyan Church (B), Pleasant Ridge Church (C), Saint John Church (D), Pleasant Green Assembly of God (E), Luctor Christian Reformed Church (F), Plum Creek Church (G), Johnson Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (1), Bow Creek Cemetery (2), Lockwood Cemetery (3), Plainview Cemetery (4), Hillsdale Cemetery (5), Kirin Cemetery (6), Marvin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Logan City Lake (A), Kirwin Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bow Creek (A), Turner Creek (B), Plum Creek (C), Big Creek (D), Ash Creek (E), Starvation Creek (F), Crooked Creek (G), Beaver Creek (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Decatur County include: Kirwin Wildlife Area (1), Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Furnas County, Nebraska , Jewell County , Mitchell County , Nuckolls County, Nebraska , Sheridan County , Washington County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Decatur, KS
County total employment by year in Decatur, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Decatur, KS

Current college students: 106
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 87 (21.6% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

3.1%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 762010 or later
  • 52000 to 2009
  • 31990 to 1999
  • 61980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 7Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.6%

Decatur County marital status for males Decatur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,560
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 36
  • 3 or 4: 67
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • 20 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 77
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 364 (0 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 726

Here:

33.4% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,35710
Evangelical Protestant9529
Catholic3422
None310-
Decatur 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: 1
Decatur County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Decatur County:

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

29.1%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Decatur County:

Average size of farms: 1340 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $308,264
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.81
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: 85.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $304,898
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.78%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $118,607
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.20
Corn for grain: 19420 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 85977 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1741 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Decatur County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2393427.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1985, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Decatur County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 526% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 300.1 miles away from Decatur County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 619.2 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 355.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 245.9 miles away from Decatur County center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 323.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 3, 2017, FEMA Id: 4319, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1932: August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1675: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1626: January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: 1626, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Decatur

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 703 (66.7%)
  • Carpooled: 59 (5.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 11 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 53 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 228 (21.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (64%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • France (8%)
  • Romania (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County


  • German (33%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • French Canadian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 98 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,835.

2.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.63%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.63% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($37,516 average AGI)
2.80% relocated from other states ($50,806 average AGI)
Decatur County:

2.80%
Kansas average:

3.30%

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


3.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.53%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.53% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($46,762 average AGI)
3.28% relocated to other states ($40,833 average AGI)
Decatur County:

3.28%
Kansas average:

3.97%

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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Births per 1000 population in Decatur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 16.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Decatur County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Decatur County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Decatur County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 876 (784 aged, 92 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 67 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Decatur County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 30.54
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,833
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,772

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 564
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,379
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 31

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,862
  • Male householders: 723 (308 living alone), Female householders: 730 (274 living alone)
  • 659 spouses (653 opposite-sex spouses), 118 unmarried partners, (118 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 510 children (489 natural, 4 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 10 foster children, 20 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 66

Size of family households: 486 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 169 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 596 1-person, 88 2-persons.

379 married couples with children.
101 single-parent households (25 men, 76 women).

95.9% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,005,000 ($13,135 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $242,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,506,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,463,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $20,262,000
Federal grants: $3,325,000
Federal procurement contracts: $282,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,168,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $499,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,487,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,724,000

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

Births: 156
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 271
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -180
Here -56 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Decatur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.74 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Decatur County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Decatur County, Kansas
  • 342014 or later
  • 102010 to 2013
  • 722000 to 2009
  • 701990 to 1999
  • 1701980 to 1989
  • 1731970 to 1979
  • 2571960 to 1969
  • 1771950 to 1959
  • 1781940 to 1949
  • 6521939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas
  • 181 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 1064 rooms
  • 2165 rooms
  • 1186 rooms
  • 1827 rooms
  • 1648 rooms
  • 2619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 724 rooms
  • 465 rooms
  • 1036 rooms
  • 467 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas
  • 18no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 2782 bedrooms
  • 4133 bedrooms
  • 2254 bedrooms
  • 1365+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 641 bedroom
  • 1552 bedrooms
  • 703 bedrooms
  • 734 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 14no vehicle
  • 2071 vehicle
  • 4432 vehicles
  • 2283 vehicles
  • 764 vehicles
  • 1095+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 47no vehicle
  • 1571 vehicle
  • 992 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

85.3% of Decatur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Kansas.

Decatur County:

85.3%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 1,608
  • Other state: 1,144
  • Northeast: 42
  • Midwest: 626
  • South: 113
  • West: 362
Year householders moved into unit in Decatur County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.4%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

10.5%

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

0.0%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

32.4%
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

Decatur County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $922,000
    Regular Highways: $916,000
    Hospitals: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Financial Administration: $195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    Police Protection: $175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $34,000
    Transit Utilities: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $148,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $870,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,051,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
    Other: $21,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,199,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $388,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,131,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $922,000
    Regular Highways: $916,000
    Hospitals: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Financial Administration: $195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    Police Protection: $175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $34,000
    Transit Utilities: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $148,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $870,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,051,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
    Other: $21,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,199,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $388,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,131,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $922,000
    Regular Highways: $916,000
    Hospitals: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Financial Administration: $195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    Police Protection: $175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $34,000
    Transit Utilities: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $148,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $870,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,051,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
    Other: $21,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,199,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $388,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,131,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $49,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $922,000
    Regular Highways: $916,000
    Hospitals: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $261,000
    Financial Administration: $195,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $184,000
    General Public Buildings: $176,000
    Police Protection: $175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $115,000
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000
    Health - Other: $57,000
    Correctional Institutions: $34,000
    Transit Utilities: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $148,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $870,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $784,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $45,000
    Regular Highways: $41,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,051,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $77,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $236,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
    Other: $21,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,199,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $388,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,131,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 28
  • Number of aged recipients: 6
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 22
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 18
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 12
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 11
Most common first names in Decatur County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3479.9 years
Mary2682.7 years
James2278.6 years
Charles2174.2 years
Walter1780.6 years
Helen1788.1 years
William1778.9 years
Anna1688.1 years
Robert1571.6 years
George1477.8 years
Most common last names in Decatur County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2481.2 years
Anderson2383.0 years
Olson1678.3 years
Johnson1681.1 years
Smith1683.9 years
Wurm1382.5 years
Miller1379.9 years
Bryan1278.5 years
Unger1285.6 years
Vernon1277.8 years

Businesses in Decatur County, KS

  • FedEx: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Decatur County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"