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Gove County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 2,695 (all rural); it was 3,068 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 367
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 539
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 992
Renter-occupied apartments: 248 (it was 253 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 1071 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Gove County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Gove County, KS (2017)
    • 2,47880.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 943.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 421.4%Two or more races
    • 250.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 230.7%Asian alone
    • 70.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

48.4 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years
Males: 1,363  (50.6%)
Females: 1,332  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Gove County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,165 ($33,510 in 1999)
This county:

$49,165
Kansas:

$56,422

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $417 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $505)
This county:

$417
State:

$636


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,194 (it was $51,200 in 2000)
Gove:

$95,194
Kansas:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,649 - $130,091

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $111,916
Here:

$111,916
State:

$191,731

Townhouses or other attached units: $99,639
Here:

$99,639
State:

$162,535

Mobile homes: $62,327
Here:

$62,327
State:

$75,871

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 56

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 21
  • Auto thefts: 2

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: 12
  • Thefts: 24
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Gove, KS residents
Average permit cost in Gove, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,554 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $950 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Gove, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gove, KS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gove, KS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.2%
Gove County:

8.2%
Kansas:

11.9%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.8% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 48.4 years old
(Males: 47.5 years old, Females: 48.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.8 years old, Black residents: 54.5 years old, American Indian residents: 60.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15.4 years old, Other race residents: 60.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gove County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Quinter, Grinnell, Grainfield, Park, Gove City.

Gove 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 Gove County: Big Creek Golf Course (A), Cedar Bluff State Park Bluffton Campground (B), Collyer Wastewater Plant (C), Kansas Department of Transportation Trego County Rest Area (D), Wakeeney Wastewater Treatment Facility (E), Cedar Bluff State Park Wagon Rut Campground (F), Cedar Bluff State Park Prickly Pear Campground (G), Cedar Bluff State Park Crooked Arrow Campground (H), Cedar Bluff State Park Broken Spur Campground (I), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 24 (J), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 19 (K), Cedar Bluff State Park Office (L), Pleasant Valley Community Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gove County include: Emanuel Lutheran Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), Ogallah Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Christ the King Cemetery (1), Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery (2), Zion Lutheran Cemetery (3), Oglala Cemetery (4), Union Cemetery (5), Saint Michaels Cemetery (6), Saline Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Cedar Bluff Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Shaw Creek (B), Chalk Creek (C), Happy Creek (D), Big Rimber Creek (E), Sand Creek (F), Wild Horse Creek (G), Gibson Creek (H), Rattlesnake Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gove County include: Cedar Bluff National Fish Hatchery (1), Wilson Wildlife Area (2), Cedar Bluff Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dickinson County , Ellis County , Greeley County , Mitchell County , Sheridan County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 61
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 47 (25.2% naturalized citizens)

Gove County:

1.8%
Whole state:

6.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 192010 or later
  • 72000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 11980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 5Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.9%

Gove County marital status for males Gove County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,221
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • 10 to 19: 1
  • 20 to 49: 1
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 112

Housing units in Gove County with a mortgage: 344 (6 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 620

Here:

35.7% with mortgage
State:

59.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gove County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8483
Mainline Protestant3544
Evangelical Protestant3373
None1,156-
Gove 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
Gove County:

15.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Gove County:

11.41 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

11.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gove County:

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Gove County:

28.3%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Gove County:

Average size of farms: 1498 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $278,339
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.35
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $269,615
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $170,722
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.18
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.68%
Corn for grain: 18406 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 105114 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4649 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Gove County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1829579.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 102 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/27/1951, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gove County-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 42% 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 172.7 miles away from Gove 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 355.9 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 274.4 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 176.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Gove County center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.1 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:

  • 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 Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, 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 Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1626: January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: 1626, 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

The number of natural disasters in Gove County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gove

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,081 (70.2%)
  • Carpooled: 157 (10.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 111 (7.2%)
  • Worked at home: 181 (11.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (30%)
  • Philippines (28%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Ireland (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Ethiopia (2%)
  • South Africa (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gove County


  • German (47%)
  • American (11%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 48 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
48 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,286.

4.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.06%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.06% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($36,227 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


3.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.97% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($38,977 average AGI)
2.77% relocated to other states ($26,488 average AGI)
Gove County:

2.77%
Kansas average:

3.97%

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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Gove County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Gove County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Gove County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gove County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gove County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gove County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gove County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gove County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gove County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 675 (629 aged, 46 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 67 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (49)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (46)
  • Congestive heart failure (29)
  • Unspecified dementia (25)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (22)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (21)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (20)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (18)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (16)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (14)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 35.15
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 32,091
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,671
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,603

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 832
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 832
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 36

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 145

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,695
  • In family households: 2,240 (455 male householders, 386 female householders)
    724 spouses, 585 children (517 natural, 49 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 7 other relatives, 42 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 401 (204 male householders (181 living alone)), 161 female householders (149 living alone)), 35 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 51

Size of family households: 472 2-persons, 98 3-persons, 129 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 329 1-person, 32 2-persons.

465 married couples with children.
61 single-parent households (25 men, 36 women).

96.6% of residents of Gove speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 55% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $40,028,000 ($14,070 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $70,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,171,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,958,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,381,000
Federal grants: $2,177,000
Federal procurement contracts: $266,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,073,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,371,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,507,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,334,000

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

Births: 172
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 229
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -239
Here -87 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gove County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.41 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.4
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Gove County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Gove County, Kansas
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 692000 to 2009
  • 891990 to 1999
  • 721980 to 1989
  • 2401970 to 1979
  • 1931960 to 1969
  • 1811950 to 1959
  • 1161940 to 1949
  • 4051939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gove County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gove County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gove County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 574 rooms
  • 1145 rooms
  • 1596 rooms
  • 1457 rooms
  • 1598 rooms
  • 3079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gove County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gove County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 213 rooms
  • 334 rooms
  • 665 rooms
  • 236 rooms
  • 527 rooms
  • 198 rooms
  • 289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gove County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gove County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gove County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 341 bedroom
  • 1762 bedrooms
  • 3383 bedrooms
  • 2664 bedrooms
  • 1375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gove County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gove County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 902 bedrooms
  • 983 bedrooms
  • 204 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gove County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gove County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gove County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 1381 vehicle
  • 3732 vehicles
  • 2353 vehicles
  • 1204 vehicles
  • 895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gove County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gove County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 14no vehicle
  • 1081 vehicle
  • 902 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles

92.4% of Gove County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Kansas.

Gove County:

92.4%
State average:

83.9%

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

  • This state: 2,160
  • Other state: 484
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 163
  • South: 94
  • West: 205
Year householders moved into unit in Gove County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gove County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.5%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.7%Utility gas
  • 21.4%Electricity
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

5.8%
Kansas:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

9.6%
Kansas:

14.4%

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

Gove County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,421,000
    Other: $180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $505,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,046,000
    Regular Highways: $1,174,000
    General - Other: $773,000
    Police Protection: $405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    General Public Buildings: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $192,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Financial Administration: $147,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $67,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $248,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $512,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,605,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,720,000
    Highways: $223,000
    General Local Government Support: $54,000
    Other: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,744,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $795,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000
    Individual Income: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,756,000

Gove County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,421,000
    Other: $180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $505,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,046,000
    Regular Highways: $1,174,000
    General - Other: $773,000
    Police Protection: $405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    General Public Buildings: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $192,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Financial Administration: $147,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $67,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $248,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $512,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,605,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,720,000
    Highways: $223,000
    General Local Government Support: $54,000
    Other: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,744,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $795,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000
    Individual Income: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,756,000

Gove County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,421,000
    Other: $180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $505,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,046,000
    Regular Highways: $1,174,000
    General - Other: $773,000
    Police Protection: $405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    General Public Buildings: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $192,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Financial Administration: $147,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $67,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $248,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $512,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,605,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,720,000
    Highways: $223,000
    General Local Government Support: $54,000
    Other: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,744,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $795,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000
    Individual Income: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,756,000

Gove County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,421,000
    Other: $180,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $73,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $505,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,046,000
    Regular Highways: $1,174,000
    General - Other: $773,000
    Police Protection: $405,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $276,000
    Solid Waste Management: $262,000
    General Public Buildings: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $192,000
    Health - Other: $172,000
    Financial Administration: $147,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $67,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $248,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $141,000
    Interest Earnings: $25,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $512,000
    Regular Highways: $196,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,605,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,720,000
    Highways: $223,000
    General Local Government Support: $54,000
    Other: $26,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,744,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $795,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000
    Individual Income: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,756,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 20
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 10
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 5
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 8
Most common first names in Gove County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3381.3 years
Mary2487.3 years
Anna1984.5 years
George1778.7 years
William1387.0 years
James1374.7 years
Henry1182.5 years
Margaret1185.1 years
Bertha1084.6 years
Ethel1088.1 years
Most common last names in Gove County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jamison3178.6 years
Johnson1377.3 years
Wolf1376.5 years
Ikenberry1387.5 years
Miller1180.3 years
Kaiser1175.7 years
Zerr1169.3 years
Dickman1174.7 years
Heier1072.8 years
Ziegler1083.3 years

Businesses in Gove County, KS

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Lane Furniture: 2
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1

Gove County on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"