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Dickinson County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 19,444 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 19,344 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,500
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,348
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,912
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,225 (it was 1,991 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 848 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dickinson County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.9%), Retail trade (18.5%), Educational, health and social services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dickinson County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 9,751  (50.2%)
Females: 9,693  (49.8%)
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Dickinson County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Dickinson County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,317 ($35,975 in 1999)

This county:

$49,317
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $334, upper quartile is $628)
This county:

$464
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $118,126 (it was $65,400 in 2000)
Dickinson:

$118,126
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,327 - $195,765

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $145,334
Here:

$145,334
State:

$190,494

Townhouses or other attached units: $131,904
Here:

$131,904
State:

$171,869

In 2-unit structures: $76,255
Here:

$76,255
State:

$140,759

Mobile homes: $87,853
Here:

$87,853
State:

$47,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,089
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 266

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 9
  • Thefts: 21
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2008: 72 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2011: 94 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2012: 94 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $89,000
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: $1,849 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,476 (1.4%)

Dickinson County household income distribution in 2013 Dickinson County home values distribution in 2013 Dickinson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.3%
Dickinson County:

10.3%
Kansas:

12.1%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.2% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for other race residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.0 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 42.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.2 years old, Black residents: 39.8 years old, American Indian residents: 43.9 years old, Asian residents: 41.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.5 years old, Other race residents: 47.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dickinson County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $598 a month.

Cities in this county include: Abilene, Herington, Chapman, Solomon, Enterprise, Hope, Woodbine, Detroit, Manchester, Talmage.

Dickinson 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 Dickinson County: Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course (A), Ellis Country Club (B), Schoenchen Wastewater Plant (C), Rolling Plains Motor Speedway (D), Fort Hays State University Rodeo Arena (E), Ellis County Fairgrounds (F), Victoria Wastewater Plant (G), Kansas State University Western Kansas Agricultural Research Center Saline Experimental Range (H), Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center Hays (I), United Agricultural Service Grain Elevator Number 8 (J), Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Region 1 Headquarters (K), KZAN - FM (Hays) (L), KKQY - FM (Hays) (M), KHAZ - FM (Hays) (N), KFIX - FM (Hays) (O), Old Fort Hays Museum (P), Hays Fire Department - Airport Station (Q), Ellis County Highway Department (R), Ellis County Rural Fire Department 7 (S), Ellis County Rural Fire Department 3 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dickinson County include: Celebration Community Church (A), High Plains Church of God (B), Saint Andrew Church (C), Saint Severin Church (D), Westview Church (E), Saint John Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fort Hays Memorial Gardens (1), Sacred Heart Cemetery (2), Fort Cemetery (3), Saint Fidelis Cemetery (4), Saint Anns Cemetery (5), Saint Boniface Cemetery (6), Holy Cross Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Rohr Jacobs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mud Creek (A), North Fork Big Creek (B), Chetolah Creek (C), Wild Horse Creek (D), Tomcat Creek (E), East Spring Creek (F), Sweetwater Creek (G), Sand Creek (H), Eagle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dickinson County include: Airport Park (1), Custer Island Park (2), Old Fort Hays (3), Dusty Glassman Ballfields (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Fremont County, Colorado , Gove County , Greeley County , Rooks County , Sheridan County , Wallace County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

3.8%

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

Current college students: 663
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 370 (62.3% naturalized citizens)

Dickinson County:

1.9%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 302010 or later
  • 1172000 to 2009
  • 611990 to 1999
  • 281980 to 1989
  • 441970 to 1979
  • 148Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.2%

Dickinson County marital status for males Dickinson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,554
  • One, attached: 140
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 317
  • 5 to 9: 169
  • 10 to 19: 114
  • 20 to 49: 118
  • 50 or more: 80
  • Mobile homes: 562

Housing units in Dickinson County with a mortgage: 2,937 (63 second mortgage, 209 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,569

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dickinson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,27927
Evangelical Protestant2,74328
Catholic2,0746
Other5-
None10,653-
Dickinson 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: 4
Dickinson County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Dickinson County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

7.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dickinson County:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

29.1%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Dickinson County:

Average size of farms: 564 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $98,950
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $101.87
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: 69.10%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,915
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 53.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $78,435
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.92
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.85%
Corn for grain: 4163 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 147668 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 34626 harvested acres
Vegetables: 4 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Dickinson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1534390.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/10/1979, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dickinson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 67% 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 253.4 miles away from Dickinson 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 161.0 miles away from the 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 292.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 123.9 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 286.2 miles away from Dickinson County center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 20, 2013 to February 23, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4112: April 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4112, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1848: June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • 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, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1000: July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: 1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 02, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-378: May 02, 1973, FEMA Id: 378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

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


  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Venezuela (8%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • South Africa (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dickinson County


  • German (37%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Norwegian (2%)

Dickinson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,901 (78.1%)
  • Carpooled: 775 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 173 (2.3%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 277 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 384 (5.1%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 314 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Dickinson County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 228 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 36 people in college/university student housing
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,922.

7.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,181 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.67% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($18,497 average AGI)
2.74% relocated from other states ($10,686 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

2.74%
Kansas average:

3.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Geary County, KS  1.31% ($31,294 average AGI)
from Saline County, KS  1.00% ($25,936)
from Riley County, KS  0.60% ($24,957)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.19% ($39,467)
from Clay County, KS  0.17% ($23,077)


8.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.16%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.11% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,470 average AGI)
3.05% relocated to other states ($11,397 average AGI)
Dickinson County:

3.05%
Kansas average:

3.65%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Saline County, KS  1.06% ($31,687 average AGI)
to Geary County, KS  0.93% ($29,904)
to Riley County, KS  0.61% ($28,396)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.38% ($37,833)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.26% ($38,600)
to Johnson County, KS  0.23% ($42,389)
to Clay County, KS  0.14% ($57,091)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Dickinson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Dickinson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dickinson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dickinson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,915 (3,484 aged, 431 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 452 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dickinson County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (327)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (292)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (239)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (224)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (209)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (138)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)
  • Congestive heart failure (110)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (80)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,220
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 700
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,102

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,114
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,093
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 31

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,444
  • In family households: 15,797 (2,699 male householders, 2,383 female householders)
    4,122 spouses, 5,203 children (4,756 natural, 93 adopted, 364 stepchildren), 343 grandchildren, 37 brothers or sisters, 182 parents, 213 other relatives, 577 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,323 (1,546 male householders (1,320 living alone)), 1,240 female householders (1,079 living alone)), 521 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 322

Size of family households: 2,693 2-persons, 898 3-persons, 774 4-persons, 399 5-persons, 212 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,406 1-person, 326 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

3,205 married couples with children.
993 single-parent households (379 men, 614 women).

96.8% of residents of Dickinson speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $154,863,000 ($8,094 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,888,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,231,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,670,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,342,000
Federal grants: $44,857,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,827,000 ($1,161,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,937,000 ($175,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $447,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,228,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,723,000

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

Births: 1,104
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,256
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +61
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -26
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dickinson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.39 millions of gallons per day (85% from ground, 15% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Dickinson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 392014 or later
  • 1342010 to 2013
  • 5302000 to 2009
  • 6561990 to 1999
  • 6571980 to 1989
  • 1,0931970 to 1979
  • 9561960 to 1969
  • 1,0981950 to 1959
  • 7721940 to 1949
  • 3,1261939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 61 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 1103 rooms
  • 3404 rooms
  • 9585 rooms
  • 1,2156 rooms
  • 8927 rooms
  • 8408 rooms
  • 1,1109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 2391 room
  • 582 rooms
  • 3373 rooms
  • 4694 rooms
  • 4435 rooms
  • 3476 rooms
  • 1887 rooms
  • 1798 rooms
  • 1289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dickinson County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dickinson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 33no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 1,2292 bedrooms
  • 2,4363 bedrooms
  • 1,2684 bedrooms
  • 4005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dickinson County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 247no bedroom
  • 4411 bedroom
  • 7442 bedrooms
  • 6173 bedrooms
  • 2694 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 107no vehicle
  • 1,0931 vehicle
  • 2,3022 vehicles
  • 1,2993 vehicles
  • 4664 vehicles
  • 2305+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dickinson County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Dickinson County population
  • 405no vehicle
  • 8811 vehicle
  • 7992 vehicles
  • 1973 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles

87.3% of Dickinson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Kansas.

Dickinson County:

87.3%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 13,252
  • Other state: 5,555
  • Northeast: 378
  • Midwest: 1,897
  • South: 2,017
  • West: 1,269
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dickinson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.9%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 10.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 90
Here:

4.4%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

6.6%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 192
Here:

22.6%
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

Dickinson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,330,000
    General - Other: $1,300,000
    Police Protection: $942,000
    Health Services - Other: $704,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $584,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $564,000
    Financial Administration: $465,000
    Solid Waste Management: $375,000
    Central Staff Services: $330,000
    General Public Buildings: $69,000
    Corrections - Other: $59,000
    Sewerage: $2,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $83,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $76,000
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000
    Natural Resources: $27,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $273,000
    Judicial: $230,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,683,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000

Dickinson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $504,000
    Solid Waste Management: $417,000
    Sewerage: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $362,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $164,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $773,000
    General Support: $354,000
    All Other: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,760,000
    Total General Sales: $837,000
    NEC: $174,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $57,000

Dickinson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $0
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,828,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,619,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $0
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $209,000
    Water Utilities: $0

Dickinson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,554,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 248
  • Number of aged recipients: 30
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 218
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 153
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 52
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 105
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 108
Dickinson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Dickinson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Dickinson County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16778.8 years
Mary15682.5 years
William14279.1 years
George11979.4 years
Charles11179.1 years
Anna10085.9 years
Robert9072.7 years
James8274.9 years
Helen7180.5 years
Paul7077.7 years
Most common last names in Dickinson County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8081.8 years
Miller5781.2 years
Johnson4881.0 years
Anderson4682.7 years
Engle4481.0 years
Schlesener4381.2 years
Jones4177.5 years
Taylor3978.3 years
Davis3776.6 years
Hoffman3685.1 years
Businesses in Dickinson County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
Kroger1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS4