Grant County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 7,923 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 7,909 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,268
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 749
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,049
Renter-occupied apartments: 699 (it was 693 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grant County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (66.5%), Construction (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Grant County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (54.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (43.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,000  (50.7%)
Females: 3,829  (49.3%)
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Grant County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,839 ($39,854 in 1999)

This county:

$52839
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $399 (lower quartile is $367, upper quartile is $519)
This county:

$399
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,820 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Grant:

$91,820
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,187 - $129,310
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $951
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 79

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $177,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,093 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,009 (1.1%)

Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for American Indian residents, 37.8% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Grant County:

13.3%
Kansas:

14.0%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.1% for American Indian residents, 37.1% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ulysses.

Grant 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 Grant County: Sullivans Track (A), Pioneer Co-op Spur (B), Columbian Track (C), Ulysses Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Grant County Fairgrounds (E), Grant County Fire Department (F), Grant County Road and Bridge Department (G), Grant County Civic Center Auditorium (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grant County include: Country View Baptist Church (A), Grant Mennonite Church (B), Rose Lane Church of God (C), Brethren Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zionville Cemetery (1), Golden Cemetery (2), Shockey Cemetery (3), Ulysses Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sand Arroyo Creek (A), North Fork Cimarron River (B), Wolf Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Finney County , Hamilton County , Haskell County , Kearny County , Stanton County , Stevens County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 199
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 970 (34% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

12.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 259
  • 1990 to 1994: 232
  • 1985 to 1989: 143
  • 1980 to 1984: 99
  • 1975 to 1979: 84
  • 1970 to 1974: 46
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1965 to 1969: 80

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.8%

Grant County marital status for males Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 1,037 (100 second mortgage, 102 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 374

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grant County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9151
Evangelical Protestant1,57616
Mainline Protestant1,4644
Other2542
None2,620-
Grant 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: 2
Grant County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

13.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

8.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

30.0%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 993 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,041,153
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $221.24
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $1,008,349
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $179,616
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 43.65
Corn for grain: 35086 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 61024 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 855 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Grant County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2278007.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1951, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 22% 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 81.5 miles away from Grant 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 315.3 miles away from the 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 199.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.6 miles away from Grant County center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.5 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:


The number of natural disasters in Grant County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (96%)
  • Other South America (1%)
  • Australia (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Other Central America (0%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • German (15%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,675 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 503 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 48 (1%)
  • Other means: 16 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 193 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

64 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
22 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,579.

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,311 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($14,267 average AGI)
Grant County:

2.96%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Finney County, KS  0.42% ($31,727 average AGI)
from Stevens County, KS  0.42% ($46,364)
from Haskell County, KS  0.38% ($39,400)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,611 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.19% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,705 average AGI)
3.94% relocated to other states ($22,905 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.94%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Finney County, KS  0.56% ($41,467 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 848 (765 aged, 83 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13207.55
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 572.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27833.44

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1540.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 664.010
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 39.84

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.4

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.28

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,750

Size of family households: 809 2-persons, 425 3-persons, 401 4-persons, 240 5-persons, 113 6-persons, 84 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 574 1-person, 53 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

2,083 married couples with children.
364 single-parent households (97 men, 267 women).

70.1% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
28.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $34,713,000 ($4517 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $279,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,122,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,035,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,928,000
Federal grants: $4,255,000
Federal procurement contracts: $279,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,094,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,078,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,234,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,601,000

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

Births: 750
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 292
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +226
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,050
Here -139 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.52 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:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 19
  • 2000 to 2004: 349
  • 1990 to 1999: 320
  • 1980 to 1989: 405
  • 1970 to 1979: 519
  • 1960 to 1969: 646
  • 1950 to 1959: 387
  • 1940 to 1949: 172
  • 1939 or earlier: 144
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 148
  • 4 rooms: 247
  • 5 rooms: 382
  • 6 rooms: 325
  • 7 rooms: 268
  • 8 rooms: 201
  • 9+ rooms: 456
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 156
  • 5 rooms: 216
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 479
  • 3 bedrooms: 813
  • 4 bedrooms: 447
  • 5+ bedrooms: 201
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 89
  • 2 bedrooms: 253
  • 3 bedrooms: 270
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 75
  • 1 vehicle: 528
  • 2 vehicles: 888
  • 3 vehicles: 368
  • 4 vehicles: 153
  • 5+ vehicles: 37
  • no vehicle: 41
  • 1 vehicle: 378
  • 2 vehicles: 199
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

56% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Kansas.

Grant County:

55.9%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (79.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.1%)
  • Electricity (8.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 72
Here:

5.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

1.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

25.5%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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

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

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,746,000
    Regular Highways: $2,503,000
    Health Services - Other: $2,319,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $634,000
    Police Protection: $609,000
    Libraries: $483,000
    Parks & Recreation: $382,000
    General Public Buildings: $330,000
    Financial Administration: $311,000
    Central Staff Services: $266,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $240,000
    Fire Protection: $124,000
    Air Transportation: $105,000
    Corrections - Other: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $164,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $45,000
    Natural Resources: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $296,000
    Health - Other: $89,000
    General Public Building: $64,000
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
    General - Other: $50,000
    Police Protection: $30,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Central Staff: $8,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
    Judicial: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,536,000

Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Charges - All Other: $375,000
    Regular Highways: $124,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $437,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $305,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $452,000
    Highways: $408,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,342,000
    NEC: $25,000

Grant County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,410,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,925,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $485,000

Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,520,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $18,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Grant County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2979.0 years
James2571.6 years
Robert2074.9 years
William2075.4 years
John1973.6 years
George1975.9 years
Charles1769.8 years
Helen1578.2 years
Roy1378.7 years
Dorothy1378.3 years
Most common last names in Grant County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hampton2275.6 years
Smith1974.1 years
Johnson1473.3 years
Carter1278.2 years
Walters1270.2 years
Brown1167.5 years
Kepley1087.4 years
King983.6 years
Jones978.6 years
Koehn972.2 years
Businesses in Grant County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1RadioShack1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS2

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