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County population in 2012: 6,454 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 7,673 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 933
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,292
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,434
Renter-occupied apartments: 763 (it was 800 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 1140 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Greenwood County: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.6%), Retail trade (11.1%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Greenwood County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,301  (56.0%)
Females: 3,388  (44.0%)

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Greenwood County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Greenwood County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,510 ($30,169 in 1999)
This county:

$35510
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $279 (lower quartile is $183, upper quartile is $365)
This county:

$279
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $50,941 (it was $37,900 in 2000)
Greenwood County:

$50,941
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,402 - $83,111

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $103,219
Here:

$103,219
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,849
Here:

$186,849
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $84,282
Here:

$84,282
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $984
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

Institutionalized population: 90

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):


Greenwood County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $835 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $572 (1.3%)


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


Greenwood County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.4%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 50.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

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

12.5%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Greenwood County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $632 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eureka, Madison, Severy, Hamilton, Fall River, Virgil, Climax.

Greenwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Greenwood County: Eureka Country Club (A), Fall River State Park Quarry Bay Campground (B), Madison Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Kansas Department of Transportation Greenwood County Rest Area (D), Christian Hills Camp (E), Camp Wiedemann (F), Fall River Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility (G), Eureka Sewer Treatment Plant (H), Severy Wastewater Treatment Facility (I), Hamilton Wastewater Plant (J), Madison Golf Course (K), Fall River State Park Gobbler's Knob Campground (L), Fall River State Park Fredonia Bay Campground (M), Fall River State Park Casner Creek Campground (N), Fall River State Park South Rock Camping Area (O), Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Fall River - Wildlife Division (P), Fancy Community Hall (Q), Sunflower Grange Hall (R), KOTE - FM (Eureka) (S), Greenwood County Ambulance Service (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greenwood County include: Neal Evangelical Free Church (A), Lamont Wesleyan Church (B), Apostolic Christian Church Lamont - Gridley (C), Upper Fall River Church (D), Utopia Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blakely Cemetery (1), Lena Valley Cemetery (2), Prairie Chapel Cemetery (3), Andrew Cemetery (4), Woods Cemetery (5), Star Cemetery (6), Pleasant View Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Otis Creek Reservoir (A), Fall River Lake (B), Eureka City Lake (C), Severy Municipal Reservoir (D), Sinclair Lake (E), Cities Service Lake (F), Munger Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holderman Creek (A), Van Horn Creek (B), Long Creek (C), Indian Creek (D), Bernard Branch (E), Tate Branch Creek (F), Moon Branch (G), Kelly Branch (H), North Branch Verdigris River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Greenwood County include: Fall River Wildlife Area (1), Fall River State Park (2), Lions Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Butler County , Chase County , Coffey County , Elk County , Lyon County , Wilson County , Woodson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 168
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (39% naturalized citizens)

Greenwood County:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.7%

Greenwood County marital status for males
Greenwood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Greenwood County with a mortgage: 747 (66 second mortgage, 51 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 830

Here:

47.4% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.22%
Here62.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,774
Total congregations: 33

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents1,094 (22.9%)767 (16.1%)732 (15.3%)400 (8.4%)349 (7.3%)
Congregations9 (27.3%)2 (6.1%)4 (12.1%)3 (9.1%)1 (3.0%)
NameUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents301 (6.3%)250 (5.2%)223 (4.7%)96 (2.0%)562 (11.8%)
Congregations1 (3.0%)1 (3.0%)2 (6.1%)1 (3.0%)9 (27.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Greenwood County - Eureka, Madison, Severy, Hamilton, Fall River

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Greenwood County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Greenwood County:

11.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

12.5%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Greenwood County:

Average size of farms: 1034 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,670
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $74.73
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $82,763
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,312
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.28
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.62%
Corn for grain: 7311 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7444 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23120 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Tornado activity:

Greenwood County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/26/1991, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greenwood County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Greenwood County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,293 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 674 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 172 (5%)
  • Other means: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 185 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

64 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,288.

6.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.51% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,364 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($7,286 average AGI)
Greenwood County:

1.75%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  1.14% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Butler County, KS  0.73% ($31,167)
from Lyon County, KS  0.69% ($21,176)


9.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.07%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.06% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($24,257 average AGI)
2.01% relocated to other states ($5,843 average AGI)
Greenwood County:

2.01%
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 Butler County, KS  1.42% ($32,667 average AGI)
to Lyon County, KS  1.30% ($26,758)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.91% ($37,435)
to Wilson County, KS  0.47% ($23,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Greenwood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Greenwood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Greenwood County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,925 (1,673 aged, 252 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10785.35
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 331.650
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 65481.56

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1212.860
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1826.110
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 54.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.51

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,599

Size of family households: 1,041 2-persons, 329 3-persons, 268 4-persons, 142 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,023 1-person, 99 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

97.4% of residents of Greenwood County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,065,000 ($7703 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,690,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $27,382,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,065,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,796,000
Federal grants: $10,419,000
Federal procurement contracts: $842,000 ($295,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,562,000 ($268,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $476,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,845,000

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

Births: 424
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 675
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +19
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -91
Here -12 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Greenwood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.84 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Greenwood County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 401
  • 5 rooms: 679
  • 6 rooms: 502
  • 7 rooms: 377
  • 8 rooms: 179
  • 9+ rooms: 219
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 145
  • 5 rooms: 185
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Greenwood County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 96
  • 2 bedrooms: 881
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,004
  • 4 bedrooms: 374
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 204
  • 2 bedrooms: 322
  • 3 bedrooms: 215
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Greenwood County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 510
  • 2 vehicles: 989
  • 3 vehicles: 553
  • 4 vehicles: 173
  • 5+ vehicles: 105
  • no vehicle: 105
  • 1 vehicle: 376
  • 2 vehicles: 210
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

58% of Greenwood County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Kansas.

Greenwood County:

57.6%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Greenwood County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.2%)
  • Electricity (8.1%)
  • Wood (5.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (48.4%)
  • Electricity (25.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.9%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

1.5%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

13.8%
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

Greenwood County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Greenwood County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Greenwood County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Greenwood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Greenwood County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9378.9 years
Mary8579.7 years
William7377.5 years
James6375.7 years
Charles6376.7 years
George5579.6 years
Robert5373.7 years
Harold4075.5 years
Roy3876.1 years
Dorothy3580.2 years
Most common last names in Greenwood County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5474.2 years
Johnson3574.9 years
Brown3279.9 years
Miller3179.8 years
Wilson2573.0 years
Davis2081.0 years
Thornton1779.4 years
Jones1783.1 years
Mitchell1782.6 years
Williams1675.3 years
Businesses in Greenwood County, KS
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Pizza Hut1
MasterBrand Cabinets1SONIC Drive-In1
Nike1U.S. Cellular1
Browse common businesses in Greenwood County, KS


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