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Graham County, Kansas (KS)


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County population in 2012: 2,578 (all rural); it was 2,946 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 399
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 531
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,002
Renter-occupied apartments: 266 (it was 261 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 898 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Graham County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.0%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Graham County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 1,270  (55.3%)
Females: 1,327  (44.7%)

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Graham County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Graham County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,825 ($31,286 in 1999)
This county:

$36825
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $279 (lower quartile is $215, upper quartile is $340)
This county:

$279
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $64,921 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Graham County:

$64,921
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,634 - $109,651

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $88,990
Here:

$88,990
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $102,939
Here:

$102,939
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $74,872
Here:

$74,872
State:

$34,057

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,154
Here:

$6,154
State:

$58,726
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,072
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 26

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


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


Graham County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $873 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $800 (1.4%)


Graham County household income distribution in 2009 Graham County home values distribution


Graham County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 51 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17 years old, Other race residents: 41 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.5%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Graham 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: Hill City, Bogue, Morland.

Graham 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 Graham County: Prairie Trails Golf Course (A), Welborn Elementary School (B), Nicodemus Township Number 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Morland Wastewater Plant (D), Bogue Wastewater Plant (E), Graham County Fairgrounds (F), Hill City Waste Treatment Plant (G), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 21 (H), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 17 (I), KZNA - FM (Hill City) (J), Graham County Rural Fire Department Station 6 (K), Graham County Rural Fire Department Station 4 (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Graham County include: First Baptist Church (A), Saint Anthony Church (B), Leland Church (C), Spring Creek Church (D), Prairie Home United Methodist Church (E), Mount Pleasant Church (F), Red Line Church of God (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anthony Cemetery (1), Anderson Cemetery (2), Prairie Home Cemetery (3), Samuels Cemetery (4), Wild horse Township Cemetery (5), Penokee Cemetery (6), Brush Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Stevensons Lake (A), Antelope Lake (B), Antelope County Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Creek (A), Skunk Creek (B), Wild Horse Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Coon Creek (E), Brush Creek (F), Jackson Branch (G), County Line Creek (H), Center Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Graham County: Antelope County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Gove County , Norton County , Phillips County , Rooks County , Sheridan County , Trego County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 81
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 27 (81% naturalized citizens)

Graham County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.4%

Graham County marital status for males
Graham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Graham County with a mortgage: 284 (17 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 442

Here:

39.1% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.36%
Here53.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,572
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents489 (31.1%)436 (27.7%)237 (15.1%)87 (5.5%)323 (20.5%)
Congregations2 (13.3%)4 (26.7%)1 (6.7%)1 (6.7%)7 (46.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Graham County - Hill City, Bogue, Morland

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Graham County:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Kansas:

27.9%



Agriculture in Graham County:

Average size of farms: 1200 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $75,299
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $89.99
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,476
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,766
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.75%
Corn for grain: 13853 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 75654 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1889 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Graham County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Graham County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 27.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.6 miles away from Graham County center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Graham County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Graham County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,020 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 174 (13%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 72 (5%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 105 (8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
14 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,071.

5.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.61% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($17,018 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($8,965 average AGI)
Graham County:

1.80%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ellis County, KS  1.23% ($19,000 average AGI)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.69% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,754 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($10,101 average AGI)
Graham County:

1.78%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  1.03% ($28,909 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Births per 1000 population in Graham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Graham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 18.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Graham County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 710 (642 aged, 68 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 36.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26120.22
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 910.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24772.31

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 735.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1470.050
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 36.75

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,557

Size of family households: 448 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 98 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 397 1-person, 53 2-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

96.7% of residents of Graham County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $37,571,000 ($13687 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $136,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,740,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,863,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,262,000
Federal grants: $4,219,000
Federal procurement contracts: $238,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,250,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $549,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $211,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,642,000

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

Births: 115
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 193
Here:

71 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: -138
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Graham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.57 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Graham County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 102
  • 5 rooms: 195
  • 6 rooms: 232
  • 7 rooms: 128
  • 8 rooms: 133
  • 9+ rooms: 179
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Graham County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 236
  • 3 bedrooms: 421
  • 4 bedrooms: 192
  • 5+ bedrooms: 116
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 102
  • 3 bedrooms: 82
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Graham County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 239
  • 2 vehicles: 388
  • 3 vehicles: 208
  • 4 vehicles: 103
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 116
  • 2 vehicles: 71
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

67% of Graham County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kansas.

Graham County:

67.3%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Graham County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.3%)
  • Electricity (2.7%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Utility gas (65.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Wood (5.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

0.9%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

10.6%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Graham County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Graham County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Graham County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Graham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Graham County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Graham County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Graham County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2280.0 years
John2177.3 years
James2075.8 years
Mary2082.2 years
Robert1675.3 years
George1478.4 years
Grace1089.3 years
Frank1082.5 years
Blanche980.6 years
Elsie989.1 years
Most common last names in Graham County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Scott1582.1 years
Brown1381.7 years
Clark1382.2 years
Jackson1176.3 years
Morris1180.2 years
Smith1179.3 years
Keith1083.5 years
Jones1078.8 years
Billips983.6 years
Worcester778.7 years

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