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Geary County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 36,932 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 27,947 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,067
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,877
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,266
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,746 (it was 5,192 in 2000)
% of renters here:

50%
State:

32%

Land area: 385 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Geary County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Geary County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (57.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.2%)
  • Two or more races (6.2%)
  • Asian alone (3.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
  • Some other race alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  26.4 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 19,558  (53.0%)
Females: 17,374  (47.0%)
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Geary County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Geary County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,394 ($31,917 in 1999)

This county:

$46,394
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $849 (lower quartile is $624, upper quartile is $1,153)
This county:

$849
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $145,757 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Geary:

$145,757
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,493 - $209,225

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $171,355
Here:

$171,355
State:

$190,494

Townhouses or other attached units: $175,987
Here:

$175,987
State:

$171,869

In 2-unit structures: $148,381
Here:

$148,381
State:

$140,759

Mobile homes: $53,144
Here:

$53,144
State:

$47,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,302
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $513

Institutionalized population: 235

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 260 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2008: 239 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 2009: 178 buildings, average cost: $161,900
  • 2010: 136 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2011: 114 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2012: 118 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2013: 141 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2014: 141 buildings, average cost: $146,500
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,496 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,936 (1.8%)

Geary County household income distribution in 2013 Geary County home values distribution in 2013 Geary County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.4%
Geary County:

11.4%
Kansas:

12.1%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for American Indian residents, 3.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.9% for other race residents, 12.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 26.4 years old
(Males: 25.6 years old, Females: 27.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 28.0 years old, Black residents: 27.1 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 38.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.0 years old, Other race residents: 26.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Geary County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Junction City, Fort Riley, Grandview Plaza, Milford, Fort Riley-Camp Whiteside.

Geary 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 Geary County: Lincoln Golf Course (A), Sylvan Grove Wastewater Plant (B), Lincoln Wastewater Plant (C), Rosette Hall (D), Beverly Municipal Waste Treatment Plant (E), Barnard Wastewater Plant (F), Smoky Hills Wind Farm (G), Margaret (H), Walker Products Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (I), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 6 (J), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 20 (K), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 19 (L), Westfall Fire Department (M), Denmark - Hunter Rural Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Geary County include: Emmanuel United Church of Christ (A), Saint John Lutheran Church (B), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (C), Ash Grove United Methodist Church (D), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (E), Bethany Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Monroe Cemetery (1), Voss Cemetery (2), Emanuels Cemetery (3), Heiser Cemetery (4), Hammer Cemetery (5), Washam Cemetery (6), Sunnyside Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: East Twin Creek (A), West Twin Creek (B), Second Creek (C), Elkhorn Creek (D), Twelvemile Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F), Brush Creek (G), Bullfoot Creek (H), Yauger Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Geary County: Sylvan Public Use Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Sussex County, Delaware , Dearborn County, Indiana , Osborne County , Rooks County , Wallace County , Fairfax city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

3.8%

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

Current college students: 1,899
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,044 (60.5% naturalized citizens)

Geary County:

8.2%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 1992010 or later
  • 1,1422000 to 2009
  • 5371990 to 1999
  • 4861980 to 1989
  • 4851970 to 1979
  • 433Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.5%

Geary County marital status for males Geary County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,408
  • One, attached: 1,684
  • Two: 899
  • 3 or 4: 896
  • 5 to 9: 1,073
  • 10 to 19: 1,344
  • 20 to 49: 659
  • 50 or more: 124
  • Mobile homes: 1,082
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Geary County with a mortgage: 3,210 (88 second mortgage, 126 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,884

Here:

75.0% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Geary County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,02433
Mainline Protestant2,8189
Other2,1575
Catholic1,3551
Black Protestant8063
None21,202-
Geary 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
Geary County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

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

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Geary County:

8.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Geary County:

28.1%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Geary County:

Average size of farms: 733 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,187
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $111.34
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.85%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,217
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.85%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,213
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.97%
Corn for grain: 4462 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 13527 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16302 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Geary County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2860710.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Geary County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.0 miles away from Geary County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 274.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 303.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.3 miles away from Geary County center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe 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 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
  • Kansas Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1000: July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: 1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Geary County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

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


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (7%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Other Caribbean (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Geary County


  • German (11%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Jamaican (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)

Geary County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,808 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 2,881 (11.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 88 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 393 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 925 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 583 (2.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 353 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

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

  • 574 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 87 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 38 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 32 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,229.

20.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

20.46%
Kansas average:

6.43%


1.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,838 average AGI)
Geary County:

1.41%
Kansas average:

0.07%

4.35% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($5,916 average AGI)
14.70% relocated from other states ($18,642 average AGI)
Geary County:

14.70%
Kansas average:

3.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Riley County, KS  2.24% ($26,407 average AGI)
from Dickinson County, KS  0.51% ($29,904)
from Bell County, TX  0.38% ($29,509)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.24% ($31,429)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.24% ($31,088)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.23% ($42,909)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.22% ($26,469)


23.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,535 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

23.55%
Kansas average:

6.89%


1.38% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,773 average AGI)
Geary County:

1.38%
Kansas average:

0.08%

5.61% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($6,814 average AGI)
16.56% relocated to other states ($19,949 average AGI)
Geary County:

16.56%
Kansas average:

3.65%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Riley County, KS  2.84% ($27,326 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, KS  0.68% ($31,294)
to El Paso County, CO  0.42% ($34,841)
to El Paso County, TX  0.37% ($32,982)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.33% ($40,980)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.31% ($29,804)
to Bexar County, TX  0.29% ($33,682)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 28.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 21.5

Births per 1000 population in Geary County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Geary County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Geary County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Geary County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Geary County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Geary County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Geary County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Geary County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Geary County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,061 (2,555 aged, 506 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 834 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (227)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (207)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (183)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (122)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (87)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (77)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (55)
  • Unspecified dementia (55)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (53)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,125
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 382
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 162,698

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,205
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 712
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 171.5. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,932
  • In family households: 31,214 (5,135 male householders, 3,522 female householders)
    7,006 spouses, 13,167 children (12,001 natural, 265 adopted, 922 stepchildren), 808 grandchildren, 244 brothers or sisters, 253 parents, 439 other relatives, 581 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,856 (2,207 male householders (1,621 living alone)), 1,748 female householders (1,549 living alone)), 883 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 810

Size of family households: 3,626 2-persons, 2,021 3-persons, 1,661 4-persons, 1,025 5-persons, 251 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,176 1-person, 725 2-persons, 75 3-persons.

7,852 married couples with children.
2,578 single-parent households (537 men, 2,041 women).

84.8% of residents of Geary speak English at home.
8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $701,952,000 ($27,954 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $577,156,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $90,772,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,696,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,880,000
Federal grants: $40,049,000
Federal procurement contracts: $67,024,000 ($66,060,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $485,531,000 ($482,356,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,057,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,403,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,384,000

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

Births: 3,140
Here:

128 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,031
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +300
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,738
Here -233 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Geary County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.03 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Geary County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 4392014 or later
  • 1,5102010 to 2013
  • 4,0242000 to 2009
  • 1,3421990 to 1999
  • 1,1741980 to 1989
  • 1,9731970 to 1979
  • 1,3121960 to 1969
  • 1,4301950 to 1959
  • 8311940 to 1949
  • 1,6831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Geary County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Geary County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 211 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 373 rooms
  • 4454 rooms
  • 1,0095 rooms
  • 1,1766 rooms
  • 8547 rooms
  • 6038 rooms
  • 9229+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Geary County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 6801 room
  • 1852 rooms
  • 7273 rooms
  • 1,9914 rooms
  • 1,9545 rooms
  • 9216 rooms
  • 6507 rooms
  • 3958 rooms
  • 2359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Geary County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Geary County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 20no bedroom
  • 901 bedroom
  • 7152 bedrooms
  • 2,3233 bedrooms
  • 1,5724 bedrooms
  • 3815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Geary County, Kansas Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 695no bedroom
  • 8431 bedroom
  • 2,7632 bedrooms
  • 2,6553 bedrooms
  • 7844 bedrooms
  • 445+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Geary County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Geary County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 109no vehicle
  • 1,0391 vehicle
  • 2,4652 vehicles
  • 9453 vehicles
  • 4204 vehicles
  • 1145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Geary County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Geary County population
  • 588no vehicle
  • 3,2401 vehicle
  • 3,2932 vehicles
  • 4293 vehicles
  • 1084 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles

70.8% of Geary County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Kansas.

Geary County:

70.8%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 12,008
  • Other state: 20,193
  • Northeast: 2,164
  • Midwest: 5,440
  • South: 8,213
  • West: 4,374
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Geary County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.5%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.8%Electricity
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 234
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

5.1%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 428
Here:

14.1%
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

Geary County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $29,050,000
    General - Other: $3,492,000
    Police Protection: $2,840,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,971,000
    Regular Highways: $1,883,000
    Solid Waste Management: $801,000
    Health - Other: $666,000
    General Public Buildings: $516,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $477,000
    Central Staff Services: $468,000
    Financial Administration: $361,000
    Correctional Institutions: $230,000
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000
    Libraries: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $750,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,728,000
    Other Higher Education: $81,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $80,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Police Protection: $52,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Central Staff Services: $23,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,242,000

Geary County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $29,050,000
    All Other: $1,907,000
    Solid Waste Management: $895,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $76,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $491,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $397,000
    Interest Earnings: $363,000
    Special Assessments: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $718,000
    All Other: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,119,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,962,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $345,000
    Other Selective Sales: $321,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $92,000

Geary County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,336,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,491,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,210,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000

Geary County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,202,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,837,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 476
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 434
  • Number of recipients under 18: 129
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 283
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 64
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 156
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 217
Geary County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Geary County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Geary County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13075.9 years
William11773.9 years
Mary10881.0 years
James10268.9 years
Robert9067.5 years
Charles8874.6 years
George7675.2 years
Helen5279.8 years
Dorothy4879.4 years
Donald4769.6 years
Most common last names in Geary County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6268.9 years
Johnson5971.4 years
Brown4271.0 years
Miller3875.2 years
Williams3770.7 years
Davis3666.2 years
Jones3171.8 years
Sanders2576.9 years
Taylor2580.0 years
Thompson2474.8 years
Businesses in Geary County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Marriott1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut2
ColorTyme1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
DHL1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx3Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell2
Howard Johnson1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul5
Jimmy John's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS5
Knights Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Geary County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"