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Decatur County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 2,894 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Decatur County: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (53.5%), Construction (19.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 59%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Decatur County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 1,437  (49.7%)
Females: 1,457  (50.3%)
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Decatur County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Decatur County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,415 ($30,257 in 1999)

This county:

$42,415
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $380 (lower quartile is $285, upper quartile is $447)
This county:

$380
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $65,757 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Decatur:

$65,757
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,057 - $111,773

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $91,832
Here:

$91,832
State:

$190,494

Mobile homes: $56,456
Here:

$56,456
State:

$47,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $838
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

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

  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,357 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,173 (2.1%)

Decatur County household income distribution in 2013 Decatur County home values distribution in 2013 Decatur County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.2%
Decatur County:

12.2%
Kansas:

12.1%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 52.5 years old
(Males: 52.6 years old, Females: 52.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.7 years old, Black residents: 57.3 years old, American Indian residents: 61.8 years old, Asian residents: 62.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.7 years old, Other race residents: 18.5 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 September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

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

Current college students: 106
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 33 (71.6% naturalized citizens)

Decatur County:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 152010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 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: 1,556
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 50
  • 3 or 4: 44
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 95

Housing units in Decatur County with a mortgage: 365 (7 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 699

Here:

34.3% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Decatur County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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 above Kansas state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 323.1 miles away from Decatur County center
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 227.1 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 307.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 19.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Decatur County center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Canada (45%)
  • Colombia (27%)
  • France (9%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur County


  • German (34%)
  • American (17%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Decatur County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 804 (72.4%)
  • Carpooled: 100 (9.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 11 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 72 (6.5%)
  • Worked at home: 128 (11.5%)
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 $44,459.

6.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.52% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($14,627 average AGI)
3.57% relocated from other states ($14,960 average AGI)
Decatur County:

3.57%
Kansas average:

3.18%

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


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.18% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,097 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($11,806 average AGI)
Decatur County:

2.69%
Kansas average:

3.65%

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 2014: 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 2013: 15.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
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 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (98)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (41)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (36)
  • Congestive heart failure (31)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (30)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (28)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (24)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (20)
  • Unspecified dementia (17)

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: 2,894
  • In family households: 2,022 (391 male householders, 321 female householders)
    592 spouses, 596 children (570 natural, 18 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 15 other relatives, 31 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 798 (369 male householders (349 living alone)), 339 female householders (265 living alone)), 83 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84

Size of family households: 448 2-persons, 123 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 616 1-person, 94 2-persons.

363 married couples with children.
143 single-parent households (35 men, 108 women).

98.0% of residents of Decatur speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).
0.1% 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:

6.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Decatur County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 352014 or later
  • 72010 to 2013
  • 492000 to 2009
  • 1001990 to 1999
  • 1161980 to 1989
  • 2221970 to 1979
  • 2141960 to 1969
  • 2251950 to 1959
  • 2091940 to 1949
  • 6281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 01 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 53 rooms
  • 1244 rooms
  • 2065 rooms
  • 1506 rooms
  • 2017 rooms
  • 1288 rooms
  • 2389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 01 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 783 rooms
  • 804 rooms
  • 545 rooms
  • 636 rooms
  • 367 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 49+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Decatur County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Decatur County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 3082 bedrooms
  • 3543 bedrooms
  • 2334 bedrooms
  • 1405+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1001 bedroom
  • 1462 bedrooms
  • 873 bedrooms
  • 84 bedrooms
  • 115+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 29no vehicle
  • 2811 vehicle
  • 4372 vehicles
  • 1723 vehicles
  • 834 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Decatur County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Decatur County population
  • 71no vehicle
  • 1101 vehicle
  • 1442 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

87.3% of Decatur County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Kansas.

Decatur County:

87.3%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 1,915
  • Other state: 926
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 499
  • South: 123
  • West: 275
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Decatur County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 61.7%Utility gas
  • 20.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Electricity
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 20.4%Electricity
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 23
Here:

37.7%
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 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $683,000
    Regular Highways: $592,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $169,000
    Health Services - Other: $168,000
    Central Staff Services: $156,000
    Financial Administration: $149,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
    Police Protection: $102,000
    Corrections - Other: $69,000
    Other Hospitals: $62,000
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $90,000
    Higher Education: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $36,000
    Judicial: $15,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    General - Other: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $899,000

Decatur County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $171,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $425,000
    Interest Earnings: $98,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $262,000
    General Support: $90,000
    All Other: $61,000
    Health & Hospitals: $18,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,901,000
    Total General Sales: $208,000
    NEC: $54,000

Decatur County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $606,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $316,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000

Decatur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $801,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $50,000

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
Decatur County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Decatur County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Persons involved in fatal accidents
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"