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Ellis County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2014: 29,013 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ellis County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.7%), Wholesale trade (12.8%), Construction (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ellis County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 14,430  (49.7%)
Females: 14,583  (50.3%)
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Ellis County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ellis County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,719 ($32,339 in 1999)

This county:

$42719
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $502 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $640)
This county:

$502
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $139,801 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Ellis:

$139,801
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,399 - $191,725
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,128
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,734 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,747 (1.3%)

Ellis County household income distribution in 2009 Ellis County home values distribution Ellis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 52.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.4% for other race residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
Ellis County:

17.7%
Kansas:

14.0%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.6% for Black residents, 51.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 31 years old
(Males: 30 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 33 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 19 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 September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,298
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 643 (22% naturalized citizens)

Ellis County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 239
  • 1990 to 1994: 193
  • 1985 to 1989: 39
  • 1980 to 1984: 68
  • 1975 to 1979: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 49

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: 8,310
  • One, attached: 255
  • Two: 861
  • 3 or 4: 597
  • 5 to 9: 573
  • 10 to 19: 278
  • 20 or more: 407
  • Mobile homes: 789
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Ellis County with a mortgage: 3,382 (404 second mortgage, 429 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,579

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ellis County

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 slightly above Kansas state average. It is 57% 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 182.5 miles away from Ellis 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 21.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from the county center
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 407.2 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 327.5 miles away from Ellis County center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.0 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:

  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 7, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1932): August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1776): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3282): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KansasSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1741): February 1, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KansasSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1675): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KansasHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 1, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3236): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1535): August 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasFlooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1000): July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (6%)
  • Iran (5%)
  • Germany (3%)

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

  • German (55%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • German Russian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Ellis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,395 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,273 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0%)
  • Walked: 584 (4%)
  • Other means: 98 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 376 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $55,998.

7.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,953 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.23% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,517 average AGI)
2.19% relocated from other states ($12,436 average AGI)
Ellis County:

2.19%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rush County, KS  0.30% ($29,515 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.28% ($26,226)
from Russell County, KS  0.25% ($28,286)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.25% ($24,786)
from Saline County, KS  0.25% ($27,750)
from Johnson County, KS  0.22% ($53,600)
from Thomas County, KS  0.21% ($21,652)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.96% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($21,847 average AGI)
2.42% relocated to other states ($12,397 average AGI)
Ellis County:

2.42%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.55% ($32,492 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.44% ($47,673)
to Russell County, KS  0.31% ($37,771)
to Saline County, KS  0.26% ($26,724)
to Douglas County, KS  0.22% ($27,500)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.22% ($37,667)
to Rooks County, KS  0.21% ($33,043)

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 2014: 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 live births in Ellis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ellis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (225)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (211)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (195)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (183)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (177)
  • Unspecified dementia (133)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (114)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (101)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (90)
  • Congestive heart failure (89)

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: 23492.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 583.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41437.55

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1236.600
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 870.470
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 41.1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 60.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 138.230

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.94

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 27,419
  • In family households: 20,399 (5,259 male householders, 1,589 female householders)
    5,487 spouses, 6,783 children (6,336 natural, 162 adopted, 285 stepchildren), 301 grandchildren, 216 brothers or sisters, 82 parents, 141 other relatives, 490 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,020 (2,415 male householders (1,716 living alone)), 2,645 female householders (2,035 living alone)), 1,960 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,033 (269 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,400 2-persons, 1,386 3-persons, 1,249 4-persons, 543 5-persons, 193 6-persons, 77 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,751 1-person, 917 2-persons, 206 3-persons, 135 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

4,742 married couples with children.
1,113 single-parent households (258 men, 855 women).

92.5% of residents of Ellis County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 54% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $138,872,000 ($5132 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:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 123
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,128
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,198
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,610
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,898
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,867
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,481
  • 1940 to 1949: 891
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,770
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 168
  • 4 rooms: 584
  • 5 rooms: 1,258
  • 6 rooms: 1,350
  • 7 rooms: 981
  • 8 rooms: 1,056
  • 9+ rooms: 1,638
  • 1 room: 115
  • 2 rooms: 389
  • 3 rooms: 582
  • 4 rooms: 1,369
  • 5 rooms: 830
  • 6 rooms: 406
  • 7 rooms: 185
  • 8 rooms: 129
  • 9+ rooms: 103
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ellis County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 219
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,313
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,256
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,525
  • 5+ bedrooms: 766
  • no bedroom: 115
  • 1 bedroom: 1,077
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,917
  • 3 bedrooms: 764
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
Cars and other vehicles available in Ellis County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 137
  • 1 vehicle: 1,796
  • 2 vehicles: 3,083
  • 3 vehicles: 1,399
  • 4 vehicles: 517
  • 5+ vehicles: 153
  • no vehicle: 458
  • 1 vehicle: 2,049
  • 2 vehicles: 1,307
  • 3 vehicles: 210
  • 4 vehicles: 63
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

57% of Ellis County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Kansas.

Ellis County:

56.9%
State average:

53.5%

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

  • This state: 22338
  • Northeast: 380
  • Midwest: 1971
  • South: 1016
  • West: 1060

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ellis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.6%)
  • Electricity (12.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (59.8%)
  • Electricity (34.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 292
Here:

11.2%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 218
Here:

13.1%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

2.4%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Ellis County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,956,000
    General - Other: $1,844,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,728,000
    Solid Waste Management: $960,000
    Police Protection: $901,000
    Financial Administration: $543,000
    Central Staff Services: $480,000
    General Public Buildings: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $330,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $292,000
    Fire Protection: $150,000
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $45,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $696,000
    General Public Building: $224,000
    General - Other: $204,000
    Health - Other: $69,000
    Central Staff: $59,000
    Police Protection: $50,000
    Fire Protection: $44,000
    Judicial: $33,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,502,000

Ellis County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,071,000
    All Other: $947,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $493,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,390,000
    Highways: $211,000
    Health & Hospitals: $88,000
    All Other: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,099,000
    NEC: $374,000

Ellis County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $487,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $426,000

Ellis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,582,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $379,000

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
Ellis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ellis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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"