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Ford County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 34,210 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 32,458 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,470
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,678
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,034
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,997 (it was 3,818 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 1098 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ford County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.0%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ford County, KS (2019)
    • 19,31355.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 13,50239.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6401.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4901.4%Two or more races
    • 4731.4%Asian alone
    • 1580.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 560.2%Some other race alone
    • 150.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 17,701  (51.7%)
Females: 16,509  (48.3%)
Average household size:
Ford County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,871 ($37,860 in 1999)
This county:

$53,871
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $625 (lower quartile is $495, upper quartile is $752)
This county:

$625
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,869 (it was $64,600 in 2000)
Ford:

$120,869
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,555 - $198,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,222
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $466

Institutionalized population: 448

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 13
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 19
Ford County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 49 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1998: 76 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2002: 64 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2003: 82 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2004: 62 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2010: 46 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2013: 38 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2017: 43 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2018: 36 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2019: 48 buildings, average cost: $185,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Ford, KS residents
Average permit cost in Ford, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,367 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,453 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Ford, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ford, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ford, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.9%
Ford County:

13.9%
Kansas:

11.4%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.0% for Black residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.4% for American Indian residents, 42.1% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 32.6 years old
(Males: 32.2 years old, Females: 32.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 24.9 years old, Asian residents: 41.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ford County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $549 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dodge City, Spearville, Bucklin, Wilroads Gardens, Ford, Fort Dodge, Wright.

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

2018 air pollution in Ford County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ford County: Wichita Four Mile Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Kansas International Dragway (B), Camp Hyde (C), Lake Afton Boys Ranch (D), Clearwater Business Park (E), Garvey Industrial Park (F), Sedwick County Zoo (G), Schulte Industrial Park (H), Tanganyika Wildlife Park (I), Peck Substation (J), Hoover Road Industrial Park (K), Schulte Industrial Park (L), Air Capitol Industrial Park (M), Pine Bay Golf Course (N), Farber Substation (O), Chelsea Industrial Park (P), Hidden Lake Golf Course (Q), Boeing Hi - Tech Office Park (R), Boeing Industrial Park (S), Garden Plain Wastewater Treatment Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ford County include: Church of the Magdalen (A), Foursquare Gospel Church (B), New Creation Christian Church (C), Northwest Church of God (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Oatville Community Methodist Church (F), Oaklawn Place Baptist Church (G), Christ Lutheran Church (H), Bethany Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Noel Cemetery (1), Harrington Cemetery (2), Chikaskia Cemetery (3), Cheney Pioneer Cemetery (4), Saint Anthony Cemetery (5), Calvary Cemetery (6), Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wilson Lake (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Meadow Lake (C), Lake Waltanna (D), Sunnebuhl Lake (E), Lake Forty-eight (F), Cadillac Lake (G), Lake Afton (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Afton Creek (A), Polecat Creek (B), Clear Creek (C), Rock Creek (D), Nester Creek (E), West Fork Chisholm Creek (F), Little Slough (G), Jester Creek (H), Gar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ford County: Lake Afton County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Edwards County , Harvey County , Neosho County , Montgomery County, Kentucky , Sumner County , Wright County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 1,285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,869 (27.0% naturalized citizens)

Ford County:

25.9%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,2512010 or later
  • 2,5402000 to 2009
  • 2,2311990 to 1999
  • 1,8431980 to 1989
  • 6961970 to 1979
  • 99Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.0%

Ford County marital status for males Ford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,307
  • One, attached: 502
  • Two: 595
  • 3 or 4: 527
  • 5 to 9: 475
  • 10 to 19: 256
  • 20 to 49: 94
  • 50 or more: 211
  • Mobile homes: 1,448

Housing units in Ford County with a mortgage: 3,545 (33 second mortgage, 250 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,545

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ford County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,5703
Evangelical Protestant6,56430
Mainline Protestant2,3848
Other9184
None11,412-
Ford 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: 5
Ford County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Ford County:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ford County:

7.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

29.0%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Ford County:

Average size of farms: 926 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $306,217
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $151.11
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $305,845
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,112
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.61
Corn for grain: 39111 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 115219 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9723 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Ford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1533380.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 218 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1999, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $141 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ford County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 722% 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 187.4 miles away from Ford County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.1 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 107.9 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from Ford County center
On 11/19/2015 at 07:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 108.6 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, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 13, 2017 - January 16, 2017, FEMA Id: 4304, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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, Incident Period: May 02, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-378: May 02, 1973, FEMA Id: 378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas FLOODING, Incident Period: June 23, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-201: June 23, 1965, FEMA Id: 201, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Ford County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ford

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,160 (81.4%)
  • Carpooled: 2,596 (14.9%)
  • Bus: 18 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 155 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 301 (1.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (68%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Laos (1%)
  • Sudan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ford County


  • German (10%)
  • American (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (0%)
  • Sudanese (0%)

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

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

  • 430 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 90 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 292 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 185 people in college/university student housing
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,848.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.80% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($19,369 average AGI)
2.35% relocated from other states ($19,149 average AGI)
Ford County:

2.35%
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 Finney County, KS  0.46% ($30,424 average AGI)
from Gray County, KS  0.36% ($45,913)
from Seward County, KS  0.29% ($33,459)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.23% ($35,345)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.10% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($17,019 average AGI)
4.23% relocated to other states ($22,662 average AGI)
Ford County:

4.23%
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  0.57% ($40,014 average AGI)
to Finney County, KS  0.45% ($29,678)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.24% ($15,194)
to Seward County, KS  0.20% ($29,115)
to Gray County, KS  0.18% ($40,542)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.9

Births per 1000 population in Ford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Ford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ford County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ford County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,643 (3,163 aged, 480 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,601 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (409)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (310)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (219)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (163)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (63)
  • Unspecified dementia (55)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (44)
  • Congestive heart failure (27)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (23)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,254
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 297
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,104

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,958
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 794
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 34,210
  • Male householders: 6,569 (1,249 living alone), Female householders: 4,864 (1,361 living alone)
  • 6,235 spouses (6,216 opposite-sex spouses), 802 unmarried partners, (784 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,776 children (11,046 natural, 197 adopted, 503 stepchildren), 605 grandchildren, 410 brothers or sisters, 497 parents, 20 foster children, 678 other relatives, 993 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 693

Size of family households: 2,869 2-persons, 1,672 3-persons, 1,943 4-persons, 1,036 5-persons, 615 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,673 1-person, 498 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

6,924 married couples with children.
2,248 single-parent households (770 men, 1,478 women).

47.5% of residents of Ford speak English at home.
49.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (25% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $144,468,000 ($4,341 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,959,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,259,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,183,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,415,000
Federal grants: $32,593,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,479,000 ($25,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,538,000 ($656,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $813,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,599,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,579,000

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

Births: 3,514
Here:

104 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,403
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,294
Here:

+68 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,079
Here -91 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.30 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Ford County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Ford County, Kansas
  • 3372014 or later
  • 4372010 to 2013
  • 5002000 to 2009
  • 1,2861990 to 1999
  • 1,2051980 to 1989
  • 2,7261970 to 1979
  • 1,4061960 to 1969
  • 1,7031950 to 1959
  • 9901940 to 1949
  • 1,7991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ford County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Kansas
  • 241 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 1603 rooms
  • 7774 rooms
  • 1,4895 rooms
  • 1,3086 rooms
  • 1,1227 rooms
  • 8838 rooms
  • 1,2419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Kansas
  • 401 room
  • 1782 rooms
  • 6433 rooms
  • 1,4084 rooms
  • 1,2015 rooms
  • 4976 rooms
  • 2327 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 1079+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ford County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ford County, Kansas
  • 23no bedroom
  • 901 bedroom
  • 1,4202 bedrooms
  • 3,4043 bedrooms
  • 1,4404 bedrooms
  • 6855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ford County, Kansas
  • 52no bedroom
  • 6561 bedroom
  • 2,1342 bedrooms
  • 1,2753 bedrooms
  • 2314 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 174no vehicle
  • 1,2321 vehicle
  • 3,1172 vehicles
  • 1,5583 vehicles
  • 6444 vehicles
  • 3325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ford County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 352no vehicle
  • 2,0271 vehicle
  • 1,3802 vehicles
  • 3073 vehicles
  • 2184 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles

84.2% of Ford County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

Ford County:

84.2%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 18,682
  • Other state: 6,440
  • Northeast: 230
  • Midwest: 1,532
  • South: 2,314
  • West: 2,354
Year householders moved into unit in Ford County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ford County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 16.9%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 115
Here:

2.5%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 102
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

5.2%
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

Ford County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,669,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,700,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $450,000
    Health - Other: $382,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,882,000
    Health - Other: $3,735,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,338,000
    Regular Highways: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,833,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,235,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    Financial Administration: $1,257,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $408,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,056,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,523,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,196,000
    Interest Earnings: $252,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $664,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Health - Other: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,603,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,942,000
    Highways: $1,287,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,900,000
    Other License: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $282,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $184,000

Ford County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,669,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,700,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $450,000
    Health - Other: $382,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,882,000
    Health - Other: $3,735,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,338,000
    Regular Highways: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,833,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,235,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    Financial Administration: $1,257,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $408,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,056,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,523,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,196,000
    Interest Earnings: $252,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $664,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Health - Other: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,603,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,942,000
    Highways: $1,287,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,900,000
    Other License: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $282,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $184,000

Ford County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,669,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,700,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $450,000
    Health - Other: $382,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,882,000
    Health - Other: $3,735,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,338,000
    Regular Highways: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,833,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,235,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    Financial Administration: $1,257,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $408,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,056,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,523,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,196,000
    Interest Earnings: $252,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $664,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Health - Other: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,603,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,942,000
    Highways: $1,287,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,900,000
    Other License: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $282,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $184,000

Ford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,669,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,700,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,214,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $450,000
    Health - Other: $382,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,882,000
    Health - Other: $3,735,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,338,000
    Regular Highways: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,833,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,235,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,681,000
    Financial Administration: $1,257,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,078,000
    Solid Waste Management: $771,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $408,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,056,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,240,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,390,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,523,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,196,000
    Interest Earnings: $252,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $70,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $664,000
    Police Protection: $621,000
    Regular Highways: $200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000
    Health - Other: $55,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,603,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,942,000
    Highways: $1,287,000
    Health and Hospitals: $546,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,938,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,900,000
    Other License: $673,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $282,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $184,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 381
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 331
  • Number of recipients under 18: 83
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 219
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 79
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 148
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 175
Most common first names in Ford County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15877.0 years
Mary15579.6 years
William13875.3 years
James10075.4 years
Charles9177.7 years
George8876.6 years
Robert8173.1 years
Ruth6280.3 years
Helen5879.3 years
Margaret5779.7 years
Most common last names in Ford County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7177.9 years
Johnson4576.6 years
Brown4278.9 years
Miller4077.8 years
Davis3776.9 years
Williams2873.3 years
Jones2880.6 years
Moore2771.2 years
Wilson2377.9 years
Martin2162.4 years
Businesses in Ford County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike5
Chevrolet1Payless1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
Foot Locker1Subway3
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS8
Kroger3Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1