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Ellis County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 28,801 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 27,507 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,458
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,911
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,085
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,539 (it was 4,108 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

32%

Land area: 900 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ellis County: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.4%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ellis County, KS (2019)
    • 25,58893.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6916.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6112.2%Two or more races
    • 3271.2%Asian alone
    • 3061.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1030.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 690.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 430.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 14,285  (49.6%)
Females: 14,516  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Ellis County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,092 ($32,339 in 1999)
This county:

$55,092
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $611 (lower quartile is $452, upper quartile is $760)
This county:

$611
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $181,680 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Ellis:

$181,680
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,864 - $260,964

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $201,470
Here:

$201,470
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $254,085
Here:

$254,085
State:

$194,239

In 2-unit structures: $135,963
Here:

$135,963
State:

$120,280

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,605
Here:

$70,605
State:

$149,596

Mobile homes: $46,025
Here:

$46,025
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,379
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

Institutionalized population: 269

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 62
  • Auto thefts: 6
Ellis County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2005: 47 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2006: 54 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2009: 45 buildings, average cost: $215,800
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2011: 39 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $235,400
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $254,200
  • 2015: 44 buildings, average cost: $268,700
  • 2016: 53 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2017: 46 buildings, average cost: $265,900
  • 2018: 29 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2019: 26 buildings, average cost: $299,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Ellis, KS residents
Average permit cost in Ellis, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,252 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,067 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Ellis, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ellis, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ellis, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.8%
Ellis County:

14.8%
Kansas:

11.4%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 23.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.1% for American Indian residents, 9.4% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 32.9 years old
(Males: 32.8 years old, Females: 33.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.3 years old, Black residents: 22.7 years old, American Indian residents: 51.9 years old, Asian residents: 25.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ellis County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $734 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Schoenchen, Munjor, Catharine.

Ellis 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 Ellis County: Park Wastewater Plant (A), Grinnell Wastewater Plant (B), Gove Wastewater Plant (C), Kansas Department of Transportation Gove County Rest Area (D), Quinter Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 20 (F), Campus (G), Quinter Golf Club (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ellis County: Old Order German Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Morning Star Cemetery (1), Alanthus Cemetery (2), Swedish Lutheran Cemetery (3), Pyramid View Cemetery (4), Red Top Cemetery (5), Gove Cemetery (6), Old Order German Baptist Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Big Windy Creek (A), Sand Creek (B), Cheyenne Creek (C), Salt Creek (D), Hell Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Plum Creek (G), North Fork Big Creek (H), East Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ellis County: Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Caroline County, Maryland , Gove County , Greeley County , Park County, Colorado , Mitchell County , Scott County , Sherman County , Wichita County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 4,298
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 790 (46.2% naturalized citizens)

Ellis County:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3662010 or later
  • 1532000 to 2009
  • 1641990 to 1999
  • 1071980 to 1989
  • 511970 to 1979
  • 53Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.8%

Ellis County marital status for males Ellis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,419
  • One, attached: 514
  • Two: 899
  • 3 or 4: 889
  • 5 to 9: 467
  • 10 to 19: 366
  • 20 to 49: 231
  • 50 or more: 156
  • Mobile homes: 464

Housing units in Ellis County with a mortgage: 3,978 (57 second mortgage, 378 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,172

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ellis County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic10,38813
Mainline Protestant3,31110
Evangelical Protestant1,91520
Other6773
None12,161-
Ellis 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
Ellis County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Ellis County:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ellis County:

7.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Ellis County:

28.8%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Ellis County:

Average size of farms: 762 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,961
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $82.65
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.14%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,592
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,580
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.40
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.98%
Corn for grain: 2828 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 104218 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2118 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Ellis County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4246669.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/23/2008, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ellis County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 631% 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 215.5 miles away from Ellis 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 22.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 272.2 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 170.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from Ellis County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2016 to September 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4287: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4287, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 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 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 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 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
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ellis

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,228 (85.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,181 (7.1%)
  • Bus: 42 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 53 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 376 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 746 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

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


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Honduras (9%)
  • Ethiopia (7%)
  • Fiji (6%)
  • Micronesia (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ellis County


  • German (49%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • German Russian (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • French Canadian (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 837 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 286 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 733 people in college/university student housing
  • 232 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,931.

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.99% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($25,604 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($13,556 average AGI)
Ellis County:

1.79%
Kansas average:

3.30%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Russell County, KS  0.29% ($44,906 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.29% ($20,781)
from Rooks County, KS  0.24% ($47,308)
from Barton County, KS  0.22% ($24,375)
from Saline County, KS  0.21% ($42,217)
from Johnson County, KS  0.18% ($78,700)


7.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.76% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($24,119 average AGI)
2.80% relocated to other states ($15,529 average AGI)
Ellis County:

2.80%
Kansas average:

3.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.53% ($33,500 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.50% ($54,821)
to Russell County, KS  0.33% ($41,784)
to Rooks County, KS  0.25% ($29,036)
to Saline County, KS  0.23% ($38,308)
to Rush County, KS  0.20% ($22,182)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Ellis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ellis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ellis County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ellis County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,311 (3,725 aged, 586 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 549 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (295)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (220)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (194)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (191)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (188)
  • Unspecified dementia (163)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (34)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (25)
  • Congestive heart failure (22)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.7
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,492
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 584
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,438

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,237
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 870
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 41

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 138

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,801
  • Male householders: 6,140 (1,996 living alone), Female householders: 5,496 (1,975 living alone)
  • 5,092 spouses (5,053 opposite-sex spouses), 728 unmarried partners, (694 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,984 children (6,485 natural, 146 adopted, 339 stepchildren), 553 grandchildren, 233 brothers or sisters, 96 parents, 68 foster children, 140 other relatives, 2,019 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,232

Size of family households: 3,196 2-persons, 1,399 3-persons, 1,061 4-persons, 668 5-persons, 176 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,971 1-person, 983 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 105 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

4,004 married couples with children.
1,653 single-parent households (291 men, 1,362 women).

93.1% of residents of Ellis speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $138,872,000 ($5,132 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,310,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $57,179,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,577,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,972,000
Federal grants: $20,499,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,416,000 ($751,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,229,000 ($3,667,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $997,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,123,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,247,000

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

Births: 1,817
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,306
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +196
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,407
Here -53 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ellis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.40 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.5
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Ellis County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Ellis County, Kansas
  • 4162014 or later
  • 3122010 to 2013
  • 1,1312000 to 2009
  • 1,1121990 to 1999
  • 1,6641980 to 1989
  • 2,9021970 to 1979
  • 1,8091960 to 1969
  • 1,6861950 to 1959
  • 7971940 to 1949
  • 1,5421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 273 rooms
  • 3894 rooms
  • 1,0665 rooms
  • 9996 rooms
  • 1,0427 rooms
  • 1,1658 rooms
  • 2,4599+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
  • 811 room
  • 2822 rooms
  • 6303 rooms
  • 1,3604 rooms
  • 6875 rooms
  • 6246 rooms
  • 2837 rooms
  • 1588 rooms
  • 4319+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ellis County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 621 bedroom
  • 1,0382 bedrooms
  • 2,8043 bedrooms
  • 1,9064 bedrooms
  • 1,3635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
  • 84no bedroom
  • 8521 bedroom
  • 2,1212 bedrooms
  • 8033 bedrooms
  • 3654 bedrooms
  • 3395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 111no vehicle
  • 1,4371 vehicle
  • 3,1282 vehicles
  • 1,6693 vehicles
  • 5414 vehicles
  • 2545+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 463no vehicle
  • 2,2031 vehicle
  • 1,1782 vehicles
  • 3943 vehicles
  • 1844 vehicles
  • 805+ vehicles

76.9% of Ellis 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, 61% lived in Kansas.

Ellis County:

76.9%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 22,609
  • Other state: 5,101
  • Northeast: 133
  • Midwest: 1,957
  • South: 1,280
  • West: 1,728
Year householders moved into unit in Ellis County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ellis County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.4%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.2%Utility gas
  • 46.6%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 367
Here:

14.2%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 267
Here:

20.9%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

0.6%
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

Ellis County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,458,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,176,000
    Health - Other: $3,254,000
    General - Other: $2,681,000
    Police Protection: $1,997,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,537,000
    Financial Administration: $1,218,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,165,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,045,000
    Solid Waste Management: $955,000
    General Public Buildings: $593,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $539,000
    Local Fire Protection: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,610,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,141,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Interest Earnings: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,886,000
    General - Other: $638,000
    Health - Other: $455,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    Police Protection: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,129,000
    Highways: $1,051,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,511,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,413,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $214,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $62,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,256,000

Ellis County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,458,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,176,000
    Health - Other: $3,254,000
    General - Other: $2,681,000
    Police Protection: $1,997,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,537,000
    Financial Administration: $1,218,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,165,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,045,000
    Solid Waste Management: $955,000
    General Public Buildings: $593,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $539,000
    Local Fire Protection: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,610,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,141,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Interest Earnings: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,886,000
    General - Other: $638,000
    Health - Other: $455,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    Police Protection: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,129,000
    Highways: $1,051,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,511,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,413,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $214,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $62,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,256,000

Ellis County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,458,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,176,000
    Health - Other: $3,254,000
    General - Other: $2,681,000
    Police Protection: $1,997,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,537,000
    Financial Administration: $1,218,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,165,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,045,000
    Solid Waste Management: $955,000
    General Public Buildings: $593,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $539,000
    Local Fire Protection: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,610,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,141,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Interest Earnings: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,886,000
    General - Other: $638,000
    Health - Other: $455,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    Police Protection: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,129,000
    Highways: $1,051,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,511,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,413,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $214,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $62,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,256,000

Ellis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $1,458,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $124,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    Health - Other: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,176,000
    Health - Other: $3,254,000
    General - Other: $2,681,000
    Police Protection: $1,997,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,537,000
    Financial Administration: $1,218,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,218,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,165,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,045,000
    Solid Waste Management: $955,000
    General Public Buildings: $593,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $539,000
    Local Fire Protection: $468,000
    Parks and Recreation: $109,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $82,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,693,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,060,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,610,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,141,000
    Rents: $179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $69,000
    Interest Earnings: $61,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $3,886,000
    General - Other: $638,000
    Health - Other: $455,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    Police Protection: $168,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,302,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $211,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,129,000
    Highways: $1,051,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,511,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,413,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $214,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $62,000
    Public Utility License: $3,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,256,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 308
  • Number of aged recipients: 20
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 288
  • Number of recipients under 18: 33
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 235
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 146
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 136
Most common first names in Ellis County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17777.8 years
Mary17180.7 years
Anna11384.5 years
William8577.7 years
Robert8369.0 years
Joseph8378.0 years
James6470.9 years
George6479.2 years
Frank6279.1 years
Catherine6081.9 years
Most common last names in Ellis County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dreiling13178.1 years
Leiker11178.0 years
Pfannenstiel7077.1 years
Wasinger6475.2 years
Brungardt6376.6 years
Dinkel6178.7 years
Kuhn6076.8 years
Werth5878.1 years
Pfeifer5779.5 years
Staab5577.2 years
Businesses in Ellis County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Baymont Inn2Nike1
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Days Inn2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Sleep Inn1
Goodwill2Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Home Depot1U-Haul3
IHOP1UPS5
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Knights Inn1Village Inn1
Kroger3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2

Ellis County on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"